Mondays for me means
Halt & Catch Fire
Every Monday night I tune into watch a new episode of Halt & Catch Fire. If you haven’t seen or heard of it then I highly recommend you watch it. It’s an awesome piece of 80’s nostalgia.
A new episode comes out each Monday on Amazon. You have to be a member of Amazon Prime – it’s a monthly subscription similar to Netflix.
The first Season is set in the early 80’s and it’s all about the personal computer (the PC) race. Think IBM and Apple when they were first getting started. The characters of the show work for Cardiff Electric and they think they are in with a chance to bag a corner of the PC market.
The first episode is a little cheesy but I promise it’s worth watching the whole thing and getting to know the characters. Here’s the Season One Trailer on YouTube.
IMDB gives it 8.3/10
Metacritic gives it a whopping 92%
Rotten Tomatoes gives it 91%
Below is the official blurb about the show…
It’s the early 1980s, and the spirit of innovation in personal computing is about to catch fire. Hot on the trail is a renegade trio — a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy — who risk everything to realise their vision of building a computer that can change the future. Not long after IBM corners the market with its flagship PC, a flaw is discovered in its operation, opening the door for competition.
In steps Joe MacMillan, a former IBM executive who now works for Cardiff Electric. MacMillan plans to reverse-engineer IBM’s technology, putting Cardiff in the thick of the personal computer race. He enlists the help of engineer Gordon Clark, who dreams of creating a revolutionary computer, and Cameron Howe, a volatile prodigy who puts her future on the line to join MacMillan’s rogue project.
Season 4 is out now and its the early days of the World Wide Web
They are just starting to see the potential of the www. what it can do. A few of the characters turn on each other so the competition is pretty stiff to get something online.
I won’t go into too much detail – watch it for yourself – there’s techie stuff, romance, great retro fashion and lots of arguments – it’s got everything.
Kindest Regards, Livvy.
PS – My husband likes it as well which is super rare as he hates TV – so it must be good!