Halt and Catch Fire was introduced by AMC this year as they said goodbye to Breaking Bad and planned their farewell to Mad Men, which entered its final season. With both of their critical darlings either out or on the way out, AMC had to place some bets, if they wanted to keep their reputation as a source of good dramatic television. Halt and Catch Fire was their first post Breaking Bad bet. Did it pay off? Perhaps. While Halt and Catch Fire didn’t deliver the immediate hook that Breaking Bad and Mad Men did, it does deliver fascinating characters and great TV.