Information for Parents Halt and Catch Fire Parents Need To Know Read Less Positive Messages Morality can be murky, but the series glamorizes innovation, passion, and drive -- and the hard work that goes into it. Positive Role Models & Representations Violence Infrequent fistfights and shouting matches. Sex No sensitive body parts are shown, but simulated sex can be steamy and suggestive. Language Unbleeped language includes words such as "son of a bitch" and "bulls--t." Consumerism Real-life tech companies that play a role in the plot include IBM, Texas Instruments, and Apple. Education Value Ease of Play Privacy Social drinking sometimes leads to recklessness and poor decision-making. Characters smoke cigarettes.