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Really happy that you're enjoying H&CF, @Triple A! I was drawn into it as an 80s tech Mad Men equivalent but like that show over time, it became less about the setting and more about watching the characters get older and grow together (and apart). Says a lot that one of my favourite scenes of the whole series doesn't even have any words in it, it's just two characters with a lot of history dancing to The Pixies and enjoying each other's company.

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I quite enjoyed the finale of H&CF, but it was a bit depressing that they literally never managed to be properly successful. I was hoping that at the end they'd skip to a middle-aged Haley in the 2020s giving a Steve Jobs-esque presentation of revolutionary augmented reality glasses or something.

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I thought the H&CF finale was quite fitting for the direction the show has taken from the start, this article sums it all up very nicely

 

https://www.wired.com/story/halt-and-catch-fire-finale-message/

 

Plus if you think you guessed what Donna is thinking in the diner

 

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Though neither of the show’s creator knows what Donna’s last “big idea” is, there are several clues in the diner scene that point to what it might be. What’s the idea Donna shares with Cameron as the series concludes? Who knows! But if you noticed something and thought it hinted at what it might be, that was intentional. “There are several analog clues inside the diner and outside the diner of where their minds could go,” Cantwell says.

 

My guess

 

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it was some form of payment system linked to her leaving and tip and having to walk up to the counter to pay cash

 

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I certainly enjoyed H&CF. Seasons 2 & 3 where superb. Season 1 sort of felt like a different show altogether but it certainly introduced the characters. Joe MacMillan clearly went on a bit of a journey from lunatic to sexually confused to Steve Jobs to nice guy. Season 4 wrapped it all up ok although at times it meandered. I'd certainly recommend the whole thing, especially on a forum like this that is obviously tech minded.

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On 19/10/2017 at 13:53, Comrade said:

I quite enjoyed the finale of H&CF, but it was a bit depressing that they literally never managed to be properly successful. I was hoping that at the end they'd skip to a middle-aged Haley in the 2020s giving a Steve Jobs-esque presentation of revolutionary augmented reality glasses or something.

 

They lived the lives of successful people in tech that aren't the Jobs, Gates or Carmacks of the industry. I was mostly happy with the ending.

 

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I wanted a happier ending for Haley after she was rejected by Vanessa and tried to conform with the chaste boyfriend. She deserved a bit more than a shrug of the shoulders and "Haley's totally gay."

 

I also thought that Donna has spotted the jukebox and ran out to talk to Cameron about digital music. It would've been fun if the show had ended on a history-warping moment like Inglourious Basterds.

 

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Anyone getting issues watching Prime via a TV, specifically LG? I keep getting messages that I have insufficient bandwidth which can't possibly be true as the Netflix app has a speed test which shows over 90mbs. No problems via PS4 for the same episode.

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4 minutes ago, pledge said:

Anyone getting issues watching Prime via a TV, specifically LG? I keep getting messages that I have insufficient bandwidth which can't possibly be true as the Netflix app has a speed test which shows over 90mbs. No problems via PS4 for the same episode.

 

I get a flicker/judder every few seconds on my LG TV.  Only on the Amazon app,  Netflix is fine.

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On 11/11/2017 at 22:19, Triple A said:

Finished H&CF the other day.

Quite possibly my favourite show ever. Gutted that it's finished now.

 

I finally finished it today, and I'm with you there. I think it finished in the right place though, and it's a perfect length for a rewatch sometime too. 

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49 minutes ago, The Hierophant said:

I'm thinking of getting Prime in time for Black Friday and cancelling Netflix as we will have finished Stranger Things and Narcos.

 

What is good on Amazon Prime these days. 

 

Halt & Catch Fire!

 

Black Sails is rather good too, although I still haven't watched the last season.

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3 hours ago, Mogster said:

 

Halt & Catch Fire!

 

Will check it out. 

 

3 hours ago, Mogster said:

Black Sails is rather good too, although I still haven't watched the last season.

 

I think I watched the first episode and it was a bit pirates and porno.  I couldn't suspend my belief. 

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6 minutes ago, The Hierophant said:

I think I watched the first episode and it was a bit pirates and porno.  I couldn't suspend my belief. 

 

It does improve quite a bit. It's a bit Game of Thronesy in that it goes a little overboard with that stuff at the start, then calms down. I thought season 3 was brilliant.

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4 hours ago, The Hierophant said:

 

Will check it out. 

 

 

I think I watched the first episode and it was a bit pirates and porno.  I couldn't suspend my belief. 

 

4 hours ago, Mogster said:

 

It does improve quite a bit. It's a bit Game of Thronesy in that it goes a little overboard with that stuff at the start, then calms down. I thought season 3 was brilliant.

 

Well, ignoring the fact it was historically accurate in that sense, because the life and times of pirates and privateers go hand in hand with whores and wenches, sure. 

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On 14/11/2017 at 17:05, Orko said:

 

 

Well, ignoring the fact it was historically accurate in that sense, because the life and times of pirates and privateers go hand in hand with whores and wenches, sure. 

 

Except they were all beautiful, glamorous lesbians in ep 1 iirc.   

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Watching Startup currently. Five episodes in.

Seems pretty good so far. Nice casting - the guy from the OC is always good value I think, and Tim from the Office's character and performance are really interesting even if I can't quite get past his US accent.

Production quality is a bit low and there's some gratuitous sex, but the script and pacing is keeping my attention quite nicely.

Recommended.

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I don't know if I'm missing something with this, but I'm finding it a complete and utter ballache to actually discover anything to watch on it, or at least "for free". I searched through for about a dozen films last night - manually inputting the film name as a search term rather than browsing because that's awful - and for those that were offered as available they were generally paid ones until I eventually stumbled on one that was finally covered by Prime. Part of the problem is I'm using it on a PC attached to the TV and so seemingly have to use the web browser, but I'm not finding the android app much better to be honest given as far as browsing goes there it seems to show a fairly small unordered and unorderable selection per genre, at best. Not enjoying the experience in the slightest, I find Netflix far too limited but compared to this it's paradise. 

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