Thanks to slick marketing from AMC and a slew of pretty good reviews, Halt and Catch Fire did a fine job of getting its name and its premise out to potential audiences before the show’s premiere. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the advertising and the reviews were enough to garner much interest. Halt and Catch Fire’s premiere only brought in 1.2 million total viewers when it premiered on AMC on Sunday night.
The 80s drama starts with an armadillo’s demise and ends with a slew of corporate IBM cronies shuffling into an office building like they’re on an episode of The Walking Dead. In between, inspiring speeches, a rude but genius female and one man’s awakening kicks off the drama to an exciting start. It’s a good thing, too, because excitement has mostly been missing from the slew of hopeful new dramas AMC has produced over the last several years.
MAJOR Breaking Bad spoilers beyond this point! Is it possible that Walter White may have lived to cook another day? Bryan Cranston seems willing to entertain the thought when he briefly discussed the ending of Breaking Bad in an interview with CNN's Ashleigh Banfield.
Who said a story about building a computer couldn't be sexy? The new character video for AMC's period drama Halt and Catch Fire offers more than a hint of sexiness as it focuses on Mackenzie Davis' character Cameron Howe, the young, volatile prodigy among the trio of people who are working to build a game-changing computer to rival IBM's PC.
Unlike with past seasons of The Walking Dead, which left off with much of its major conflict either resolved or shelved for the time being, Season 4 left off with a pretty major cliffhanger. One that left the fate of pretty much all of the characters hanging in the balance. (Season 4 spoilers ahead)!
It's about this time of year that AMC gives us our first teasy glimpse of the upcoming season of The Walking Dead. In fact, almost a year to the day, AMC teased Season 4 last year with a Rick picture, vaguely showing off Andrew Lincoln's character in the woods. For Season 5's big first look, we have Rick looking roughed up as he peers out of somewhere... a railroad car, perhaps?
"Computers aren't the thing," the new TV spot for AMC's Halt and Catch Fire notes. "They're the thing that gets us to the thing." That statement actually makes a lot of sense when we consider not only how much computers have evolved since the 80s, but also how many crucial uses they have from one industry and household to the next.
With three solid leads in Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks and Michael McKean, creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have signed on another talented trio in Patrick Fabian (The Last Exorcism), Rhea Seehorn (Whitney) and Michael Mando (Orphan Black). And it sounds like everyone may serve to make Saul’s life a living hell.
The latest bit of Walking Dead news involves a mysterious bit of casting for Season 5. The Wire star Seth Gilliam has boarded the AMC zombie drama as a series regular. While the actor is confirmed for the part -- marking the third Wire actor to be a regular on the series -- the character Gilliam will be playing is unknown at present.
Following up on the trailer for AMC intriguing period drama Halt and Catch Fire, we now have a look at the key art for the series, which stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishe and Toby Huss. It looks like AMC's channeling IBM's logo with the font, and playfully substituting "control" for the more commanding "CTRL" as it notes that "The Battle For CTRL Begins."
Could The Walking Dead go on for ten seasons or more? Showrunner Scott Gimple suggests as much in a recent interview he did with Larry King, and while that might just be wishful thinking or a hypothetical situation that he's suggesting, his explanation for how the series could surpass a decade on the air actually makes sense.
AMC’s drama Turn has declared itself to be the story of America’s first spy ring, a story filled with careful information gathering and plenty of double crossing. The tale begins smack dab in the middle of the Revolutionary War, which should offer plenty of fodder for fighting and intrigue. However, three episodes in, the show’s gunpowder hasn’t really sparked, giving only diehard fans of the period reasons to tune in.
Following up on word that Mad Men had a pretty dismal final-season debut, there's better news today. Factoring in DVR users who watched the Season 7 premiere episode in the days following Sunday night's broadcast, the total number of viewers shifted up significantly, with a total of 3.7 million viewers tuning in.
Mad Men returned for the start of the first half of its seventh and final season last night, and the ratings weren't good. In fact, the series' Season 7 premiere was down more than a million viewers by comparison to the 3.4 million who tuned in for the Season 6 premiere last Spring.
At this point, a spoiler alert for The Walking Dead season finale should barely be necessary, but if you wandered in here without having seen the final episode of Season 4, consider yourself warned regardless!