Anyone else already hooked on AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire? This new series follows a trio of tech-savvy pioneers who reverse engineer an IBM computer in the hopes of joining the PC revolution and transforming 1980s tech culture in the process. Yes, this show occupies the time slot that Mad Men left behind. Is it possible that AMC got wind of our dream ’80s television series, Rad Men? OK, not so likely. But that doesn’t mean we don’t already love their newest foray into the realm of pop culture history. There are many reasons to watch Halt and Catch Fire. Here are our top four:
Two years ago, we shared our vision for a 1980s-set series in the tradition of AMC’s Mad Men. Our dream TV show about the Decade of Decadence would feature a Manhattan-based group of yuppies…Wall Street. Mini-blinds. Leather and chrome lobby furniture. And don’t get us started on the fashion!