TV Review: Halt And Catch Fire: “Heaven Is A Place”

Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark and Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan - Halt and Catch Fire _ Season 2, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Richard DuCree/AMC

Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark and Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan – Halt and Catch Fire _ Season 2, Episode 10 – Photo Credit: Richard DuCree/AMC

Here’s my A.V. Club review of the season—and probably series—finale of AMC’s Halt And Catch Fire. I argue that this season was an unqualified improvement. And that I’m okay with it ending here.

Halt And Catch Fire’s improvement this season has been predicated largely on watching Donna and Cameron replace Joe and Gordon. They, too, started a tech business on inspiration and chutzpah, their quest for success in an exponentially expanding field inextricably tied to their personal journeys. But where season one saw the show’s obsession with marketing Joe as tortured visionary crowd out much else, season two has been more grounded in recognizable humanity—both in Cameron and Donna’s efforts to keep Mutiny afloat, and in watching Joe and Gordon struggling to figure out, in the wake of their story, just how they still fit.

Read the real review here at the A.V. Club, which is a place where people actually read things I write.

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