Halt and Catch Fire

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
Halt and Catch Fire Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 16+

Period tech drama is fascinating, but expect sexy stuff.

AMC Drama 2014

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Outre Sexual Practice Depictions Not For Younger Viewers

In the first 5 minutes there's a depiction of hook up rough sex that our 14 year old wasn't comfortable watching. I don't suppose it got too graphic, but we prefer healthy sexuality depictions, not people physically hurting each other. Is it any wonder Americans have issues understanding consent? Given the timing it was gratuitous, and we are sorry to not be able to watch it at this time. Also disappointing that the premise seems to be that male and female engineers couldn't work together in the 80's without tearing each others clothes off (or banging with them on).

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

TV Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Mad Men Poster Image

    Mad Men

    Ads and anxiety in 1960s office drama for adults.

    age 17+
  • The Hour Poster Image

    The Hour

    Artful drama explores the origins of news as we know it.

    age 14+
  • Call the Midwife Poster Image

    Call the Midwife

    Sublime British medical drama with explicit birth scenes.

    age 14+

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of a map and jug
    History
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a beaker
    Science and Nature
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate