Originally Posted by hooked01
After following the whole season, it occurs to me that Joe has the Halt & Catch Fire command built into his DNA.
The title of the show refers to the relationship between the three leads. It basically predicts that there doomed to crash and burn.
I haven't posted in this thread b4 today because I wanted to get caught up. I had not heard about this show until reading about it in the "Hot off the press" thread. And maybe that's part of the problem with the ratings.
I usually find out about new shows by hearing about them in a commercial. But I never saw one single commercial for this show. Not one.
The subject matter could also be a reason for low ratings, however, I hear the ratings for Turn weren't bad, and I never though a history themed show would draw many viewers.
Reading this entire thread, which is pretty short considering it covers the entire season (one page per episode, based on the mobile version of this site), I find it troubling that there has been more discussion of pallet wrap and walks down computer memory lane then there is about events in the show.
I'm somewhat of a computer geek myself, though not to the extent some of you seem to be. I got into it fairly late, around 1995. I think that was right around the time Win 95 came out.
I have to say I loved this show. Watching the team form and conceive the Giant was very entertaining. But I have my doubts how much interest non-techies might have. My guess is those folks would be more interested in the drama between the charactors.
I'd bet most of the audience for Dallas had little to no interest in the oil business. It was the relationship between the charactors that brought them back every week.
Perhaps if AMC put more effort into publicizing the show, focusing less on the computer aspect, and more on the relationships and time period, it might have found an audience.
Some have suggested they should have spent more on bringing the early 80's to life. I agree 100%. I am constantly amazed every time I see young people (25 or younger) listening to music from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. When I was a teen (early to mid 70's), no one would be caught dead listening to music from the 30's or 40's. Heck, I see teens today quoting the original Star Wars. So I don't think the issue with ratings had anything to do with the time period.
I am always puzzled when a TV show or movie is produced that clearly depends on creating a certain reality, but is not given the budget to do so. What is the point?
My feeling is the writers wrote the final episode planning on a season two, but wrote it so that if it got cancelled, it could stand as an ending. I wish it would get renewed. I really want to see what happens next. Some of you have written that none of the charactors are likable. I disagree. They are, each one, damaged in some way. Personally, I want to see them succeed.