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Whenever AMC announces something new in serial drama format, my interest is piqued.  The quality [excellent] of their programming parallels that of HBO, a network of which I am also a huge fan.  Period dramas are also a strong suit of AMC, some obvious examples being Mad Men, Hell on Wheels and Turn.  Their latest on the horizon, Halt and Catch Fire, is set to air June 1, 2014.  Halt and Catch Fire is another [not so distant but still] past-tense period piece.  In this fictional drama, set approximately one year after [1982-ish] IBM corners the technological market with the release of the IBM PC, a former IBM executive plots to reverse engineer the IBM flagship product and forces his current company into the PC race.  They had me at the 80s music featured in their teaser clip.  Watch it for yourself here.

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