When I heard that AMC decided to make the pilot episode of their upcoming program Halt and Catch Fire free to watch online ahead of broadcast, I was interested. I remember when Showtime did the same thing for Homeland before it debuted and it worked pretty well for them.
Plus the fact that Halt and Catch Fire deals with dawn of the PC era, watching it online makes a sort of thematic sense; computers play a huge role in the current television landscape, it would make sense that the debut of a series detailing the rise of PCs would be watched on computers.
I liked the pilot, but I don’t know if I’ll be investing in Halt and Catch Fire. Let me explain.