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Plot: Explore what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel.
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# One of the best TV dramas in recent memory
First, a disclaimer: I’ve not read Dicks’ original version of The Man in the High Castle, nor do I intend to read it. I am judging the show entirely on its own merits, without any influence or critiquing related to the novel.
## On to the review!
I’m going to keep this short and simple, so you don’t have to read a shit-ton of stuff and so that I don’t write any spoilers. Here’s what you need to know:
As a sci-fi story, The Man in the High Castle falls a bit short. The showrunners tried to wrap up the sci-fi bit at the end, but they did a pretty piss-poor job. Budget cuts? Rushed delivery? Who knows? Fortunately, the sci-fi aspect of this story isn’t actually what makes it great.
What makes The Man in the High Castle great storytelling and great television is the alt-history and the in-depth character story arcs; in particular, the story of the Smiths—the highest-ranking family in the Nazis’ American Reich—is absolutely fantastic. In John and Helen Smith, we get to explore what it might have meant for regular Americans to throw their lots in with the Nazi Party had the Axis powers won WWII. Through dialogue and flashbacks, we get to see how joining the Nazi Party twisted both John and Helen into persons unrecognizable from their alt-world selves. Truly, the Smiths’ story arc was easily my favorite, and it is the backbone of the show. You will never feel sorry for John or Helen, but you will understand them—and you will feel sorry for their children.
Add to this mix some solid intrigue and action, plus a strong, capable female protagonist, and you will see why The Man in the High Castle is really good television.
Also, don’t let my initial talk of the sci-fi component scare you off. The showrunners may not have done a great job of resolving that part of the story, but the characters’ stories were all resolved to my satisfaction. (Well, with one exception, but…it didn’t ruin the show for me.)
I recommend this show highly to people who enjoy:
– Military fiction
– Historical fiction
– Alt-historical fiction
– [Light] sci-fi
– Political intrigues/dramas/thrillers
How appellant the idea of a multiverse where the wavefunction collapse doesn’t turn realities unreachable from the other quantum fluctuation results, in brief terms, referring to the “Many Worlds Theory” or the different view of Laura Mersini-Houghton. So the gods want, personna dream. As if the kraft happens, the series goes beyond the original work, admiringly well. The details, scenarios, characters. As a youngster I read mostly the twisted Philip K. Dick stories, those with bugs… Who knows how many, forty years ago? Not me.Heinlein or Le Guin, The Stars My Destination, the Heechee saga, Dorsai, even “old style space operas” by EE Doc Smith, Clifford Simak, to name a few, seemed to leave a clearer picture than Philip K. Dick which one must reread here and then considering the number of superb cinema and TV “Adaptations”, too much to refer or choose one as “the best”.
Not a fan of dystopian literature or ordinary TV series. But nothing of ordinary is here at play and there are Utopian undeniable traces. Art, decadence, suffering and resilience, life at its fullest. Love, and the hero within each child to crown the cake.
This work of distinguished direction, production, excellent acting and good pace, constitutes a good ensemble, rising the level and not defrauding our founded expectations. For personal reasons I usually expect the conclusion or at least two sequences and then let some distance from trailers, critics. Tasted it at a given opportunity. Better late than sorrow.
It was a pleasure to follow, in a row, three seasons of The Man in the High Castle. Congratulations to the crew.
Honored, with a bow.
beyond impress, stayed up until 2 am on a week day…
I’m a TV show lover, but never! ever! has a series made me want to write a review. It was a cold Sunday evening… I was waiting for Sunday night football around 645pm. I decided to squeeze in the pilot. Needless to say, 7 episodes later I was still watching. The story line is incredible. The acting is great. The emotions that it brought out of me was real and raw. It made me appreciate and think differently about the word/idea/concept that we all throw around “FREEDOM.” Yes, it’s fictional, and yes it’s just a TV-show, but boy! they hit on something, at least in me. I’m beyond impress! Monday morning, coffee to the rescue!
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A dystopian future where mainstream media is in a state of collapse, and decent dead American novelists get their ideas plundered by cash-greedy online corporations. Oh, sorry, that’s real life: What I meant is; well you know, the Nazis got the A-bomb first and won WWII. So we get the usual hacked-to-death Nazi Resistance shtick set in the Mad Men universe. Thing was, Mad Men didn’t start out a nostalgic soap opera, it was a gripping character study to begin with. But the most interesting characters in TMITHC are the Japanese calligraphy ones all over California. Not to mention the barrel of fun the Art department has had reimagining Nazi graphic design for the Duck and Cover generation.
A crack shot truck driver (who’s NOT a spy, repeat NOT, honest) and a lady Aikido expert (who makes me see a Street-Fighter style rapidly diminishing energy bar every time she’s on screen) keep revealing surprising discoveries while time runs out, and the main Nazi baddie experiences ideological conflicts, probably because he’s the only Nazi ever whose uniform fitted like a cheaper Sears-Roebuck suit. That’s what happens in every episode. Meanwhile, enjoy the tongue-in-cheek CGI.
I’ve not read the Philip K Dick novel – maybe Amazon have it – but in any case I would expect some reference to be made to the um, Russian question. Apparently in this story Russia went the way of Afro-American and Arabic people. On an extended holiday.
It’s easy to see that this atrocious rubbish might impress the impressionable, especially since Nazi iconography (NOT ideology, please) was, let’s face it, so undeniably good and still has the power to instil a reaction today. David Bowie knew what he was on about. But this is a VERY BADLY WRITTEN WWII period drama disguised as provocative drama-documentary. I had to have an eye bath after I watched it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr (60 min)
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Writer Frank Spotnitz
Actors Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell
Country United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Awards Won 2 Primetime Emmys. 10 wins & 56 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD
Camera ARRI ALEXA SXT, Arri Alexa Mini, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses (Season 1 – 4), Red Epic Dragon, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses (Pilot only)
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Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process HDR10
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