Wait, Is ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ NOT About Policemen?

WHAT IS THIS SHOW ABOUT? COMPUTERS? COMPUTERS IS NOT A SHOW.

WHAT IS THIS SHOW ABOUT? COMPUTERS? COMPUTERS IS NOT A SHOW. AMC

I have never seen Halt and Catch Fire. I know that Lee Pace is in it, and that it’s called Halt and Catch Fire. It has recently come to my attention that it has something to do with computers. I reject that information.

Policemen say, “Halt.” No one involved in computers ever says, “Halt.” This is not up for negotiation.

In my mind, here are the possibilities for what a show called ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ is about:

  • A police procedural exactly like Law and Order, except all of the crimes are arson themed.
  • Like, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, but instead of sex crimes they’re all arson crimes.
  • A gritty show about a rivalry between a police station and a fire department.
  • A policeman who is also an arsonist.
  • An ensemble drama about a police station in the 90’s. Like Brooklyn 99, but no jokes.
  • Lee Pace as an arson detective.
  • Lee Pace as the guy who goes to schools and teaches kids all about stop, drop, and roll.
  • A cool gang of arsonists.
  • A cool gang of drug addicts who are also arsonist detectives.

There are no other options. I refuse to watch this show.

Wait, Is ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ NOT About Policemen?