According to my extensive research on the subject, AMC's newest drama, Halt and Catch Fire, is named after internal code instructions that cause a computer's CPU to "cease meaningful operation." It's a silly title for a TV series, even one that's about the rise of the computer age, but it's also the equivalent of what happens to my brain when I'm watching Lee Pace in anything, so I will let it slide.
Halt and Catch Fire stars Pace as Joe MacMillan, a former IBM employee who, in 1983, decides to reverse-engineer the IBM computer for his current company, Cardiff Electric. With the help of a former engineer (Scoot McNairy) who's always wanted to create a revolutionary product and a prodigy (Mackenzie Davis) who risks everything to join MacMillan's rogue project, the trio attempts to break into the computer race. And now AMC has released the first trailer for the series, which premieres Sunday, June 1 at 10pm:
What do you think? Does Halt and Catch Fire look good to you?