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Hard Reboot: The Excellent Season 2 Makeover of 'Halt and Catch Fire'
by Andy Greenwald
Despite an interesting premise, AMC's Halt and Catch Fire never really took off during its first season. The show that chronicles the effort to reverse engineer an IBM PC in a Texas garage got a full revamp for season two, though, and Grantland's Andy Greenwald explains how the changes have drastically improved the series for version 2.0.