Halt And Catch Fire: “Play With Friends” Review - AVClub

AVClub: As season two of Halt And Catch Fire charges ahead, the exhilaration of its breakneck pace increasingly underscores how inevitable its characters’ eventual disappointments are going to be. It’s not just that Mutiny is underfunded (tonight, Cameron and Donna tell the programmers that Mutiny can’t pay them any more, offering shares in the company instead), it’s that Mutiny can’t become anything. Just as Cardiff Electric, after producing one decent machine and one kludgy knockoff, closed its doors without becoming the major player Joe MacMillan thought he could turn it into, and Joe and Gordon can’t become Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Mutiny can’t become the real force in online gaming and social networking Cameron and Donna envision.

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