The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (2015)

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The Man in the High Castle

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By executive producer Ridley Scott, The Man in the High Castle is unlike anything else on TV, with an immediately engrossing plot driven by quickly developed characters in a fully realized post-WWII dystopia.

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Critic Ratings: 59

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Episodes

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Air date: Jan 15, 2015
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Air date: Nov 20, 2015
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Air date: Nov 20, 2015
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Air date: Nov 20, 2015
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Air date: Nov 20, 2015
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Air date: Nov 20, 2015
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Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.

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Critic Reviews for The Man in the High Castle Season 1

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (31)

The best new drama of this 2015 crop, and a show well worth supporting.

Oct 26, 2015 | Full Review…
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There are a few flaws in the six episodes Amazon made available for review, but none of them undermines the depth and power of Dick's premise.

Sep 25, 2015 | Full Review…

If you were looking for a reason to sign up for Amazon Prime, this is it.

Sep 21, 2015 | Full Review…

The direction hid the episode's big surprise well, and the drama continued to promise more.

Mar 11, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There might be almost too much information involved; there are certain scenes you'll want to rewatch or freeze-frame through, just to get all the details. But damn, do we want to see more of it.

Feb 1, 2015 | Full Review…

With brooding British actor Rufus Sewell leading a strong cast, this history-twisting dystopian fantasy is must-see streaming TV.

Oct 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Both provocative and ominously chilling, it makes you ponder what sacrifices you would make to be free.

Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…

The best new show of the fall season (and there is no close second) is not on a broadcast network... The honor belongs to... Amazon and its luminous series version of The Man in the High Castle.

Nov 18, 2015 | Full Review…

The first episode of this new Amazon Prime Instant Video series is slow-paced, but intriguing enough to make me want more.

Oct 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Former X-Files producer Frank Spotnitz is just the guy to take on Phillip K. Dick's novel of Nazis and the Japanese splitting up the United States after winning World War II, and the pilot concludes on a hell of a twist.

Sep 18, 2015 | Full Review…

The pilot was very strong on world-building, less so on characterization, so we'll have to see if Spotnitz can fill this fascinating reality with equally fascinating people.

Sep 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Where it really shines is the fact that this feels like a lived-in world.

Jan 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Man in the High Castle: Season 1

  • Mar 19, 2019
    This season hits you hard early with images of a beaten, occupied United States. If it feels a little lighter in the middle it's only saving up to hit you hard at the end.
  • Mar 15, 2019
    great concept. photographically brilliant.
  • Mar 12, 2019
    This show is a slow burn but is worth it by the end of the first season as all the plot points come to a head. I really enjoyed it.
  • Jan 05, 2019
    I love the pace and production values of this show. Very watchable.
  • Jan 04, 2019
    A character placed thriller with lots of imagination and fine performances.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    This is the best series that I’ve since since Breaking Bad. I sure hope Amazon starts it up again.. I think every one under the age of 40 needs to see this. To see what it’s like to try and live by the rules of another country that considers you “ less “ than them. And has the absolute power to walk up to ANYONE and just shoot or kidnap and torture you arbitrarily.....
  • Nov 18, 2018
    A fun Alternate History Series. Does a good job world building
  • Oct 22, 2018
    Takes a bit to get going, but once you hit half way, its extremely hard to stop watching.
  • Oct 13, 2018
    A faithful adaptation of PKD's novel. This season can be slow at times due to this reason.
  • Oct 08, 2018
    I almost stopped watching after season 1 episode 2: one Nazi, with one pistol kills a group of men with machine guns; the cameras stay zoomed in so that the audience can't view the environment and other minor issues.

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