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kleinbl00  ·  36 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sci-Fi club no. 41: Stranger Things

Apropos of nothing, if you're enamored of all things '80s, allow me to wholeheartedly recommend Halt & Catch Fire.

Speaking as someone who was the first kid on the block with all the hot computers (a byproduct of my dad's job), with 5-10 different computer magazines delivered a day, who actually had the computer season 1 is based on, H&CF is legit.

I've argued that H&CF is the show Mad Men should have been. While Mad Men is about all the soulless people of the advertising industry and all the evil shit they do to each other simply because they're soulless, H&CF is about genuine humans trying to do the right thing in a complex environment and it gets extremely poignant.