1100 Reasons to Watch Halt and Catch Fire βœ‹πŸ”₯

  1. 1.
    So Season 1 is not great and full of tropes / shaky writing / wtf moments, but Season 2 is great so far and worth the setup πŸ’Ή
  2. 2.
    That said, Season 1 is on Netflix and is perfect for binge-watching and makes a very soothing background for working late on deadline, which is exactly how I watched it πŸŒ™πŸ”ƒ
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    Strong female engineers!!! πŸ‘―
  4. 4.
    Excellent TrentemΓΈller-scored opening sequence πŸ‘Ύ
  5. 5.
    Nostalgia for beige computer monsters in an era of razor-thin gold laptops πŸ“ 
  6. 6.
    Perfect pairing with Paul Ford's masterpiece article on code πŸ’Ύ
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    Programmers who code with two fingers, just like my dad πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ˆ
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    Schadenfreude for the failures of the Don Draper-meets-Patrick Bateman-meets-Steve Jobs lead 😏
  9. 9.
    Artie, the Strongest Man in the World, from Pete & Pete, plays a lovable cowboy dad πŸ’ͺ
  10. 10.
    A shrimp tower is a prominent minor character in one episode 🍀
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    Two of the characters are attractive Berkeley alumni, REPRESENT πŸ’™πŸ’›
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    It's underrated, and who doesn't love talking about how something you like is underrated! πŸ†’