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      The Man in the High Castle (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: 62

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      User Ratings: 1959

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      Episodes

      • 1. The New World

        Air date: Jan 15, 2015

        It's 1962 and America has lost World War II; the east is the Greater Nazi Reich and the west, the Japanese Pacific States; amidst this oppression there is new hope - films that seem to show a different world.

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      • 2. Sunrise

        Air date: Oct 23, 2015

        Frank's fate hangs in the balance as he is held captive by the Kempeitai; Juliana makes contact with a mysterious man who gives her a clue about the films; Obergruppenführer Smith is surprised by an unfortunate turn of events.

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      • 3. The Illustrated Woman

        Air date: Nov 20, 2015

        Joe and Juliana must act quickly as a vicious bounty hunter arrives in Canon City; Tagomi makes plans with Wegener to pass valuable secrets from the Reich; Frank plots his revenge against the Japanese.

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      • 4. Revelations

        Air date: Nov 20, 2015

        Joe is torn between duty and his growing feelings for Juliana; Ed tries to stop Frank from making an irrevocable decision; Smith has trouble with his witness; events take a dramatic turn at the Crown Prince's speech.

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      • 5. The New Normal

        Air date: Nov 20, 2015

        Juliana discovers new clues that lead her closer to unraveling the mystery behind the films; Joe faces a tough debriefing upon his return home; Kido begins his investigation into the events surrounding the Crown Prince's speech.

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      • 6. Three Monkeys

        Air date: Nov 20, 2015

        Joe celebrates VA day at Smith's house; Juliana accepts a job working for Tagomi; Smith invites an old friend to join the celebrations, with surprising results.

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      • 7. Truth

        Air date: Nov 20, 2015

        Juliana makes a discovery about her sister's death; Frank makes an important decision about his future; Tagomi gains greater insight into Juliana's past.

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      • 8. End of the World

        Air date: Nov 20, 2015

        Juliana and Frank make plans to escape the Pacific States, only to be dragged back into danger by Joe as he tries to retrieve a new film; Smith's loyalty is put to the ultimate test when confronted with a startling family discovery.

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      • 9. Kindness

        Air date: Nov 20, 2015

        A desperate Frank is forced to put his life on the line to help Joe; Smith uncovers who was behind the assassination attempt; Tagomi is confronted with the consequences of his scheming; Kido's investigation takes a dramatic turn.

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      • 10. A Way Out

        Air date: Nov 20, 2015

        Juliana is forced to make the hardest decision of her life; Wegener returns to Germany to carry out his mission; Smith risks becoming the prey as he goes hunting with his assassin; Kido tries to close his investigation before his time runs out.

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      Cast & Crew

      Alexa Davalos
      Rupert Evans
      Luke Kleintank
      DJ Qualls
      Joel de la Fuente
      Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
      Rufus Sewell
      Ridley Scott

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

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

      • Feb 26, 2023
        "The Man in the High Castle" is a science fiction TV series set in an alternate timeline where the Axis powers won World War II and divided the United States into two territories: the Greater Nazi Reich and the Japanese Pacific States. The series follows a diverse cast of characters as they navigate this oppressive reality, and the resistance movement that seeks to overthrow the occupiers and restore freedom to America. One of the strengths of the show is its premise, which is both intriguing and thought-provoking. The idea of a world where the Nazis and the Japanese rule America is both chilling and fascinating, and the show does a great job of exploring the consequences of this reality on individual lives, politics, and culture. The production design is also top-notch, with great attention to detail in creating a world that feels both familiar and alien. The acting in "The Man in the High Castle" is generally solid, with standout performances from Rufus Sewell as John Smith, a high-ranking Nazi officer with a complex and conflicted character, and Alexa Davalos as Juliana Crain, a young woman caught up in the resistance movement. The supporting cast is also strong, with many talented actors bringing depth and nuance to their roles. On the downside, the show can be slow-paced and meandering at times, with plotlines that feel repetitive or underdeveloped. Some of the characters also suffer from inconsistent or illogical behavior, which can make it hard to invest in their arcs. Additionally, some viewers may find the show's themes of fascism and oppression to be too bleak or heavy-handed, especially given the current political climate. Overall, "The Man in the High Castle" is a thought-provoking and well-crafted series that is worth watching for fans of science fiction and alternate history. While it has its flaws, the show offers a compelling vision of a world turned upside down, and a reminder of the importance of fighting for freedom and justice in any timeline.
      • Oct 11, 2022
        Loosely based on P.K. Dick's brilliant, Hugo award winning novel, the TV adaptation does a good job of realising Dick's alternate dystopian history and philosophical questioning of the nature of reality. Well written and with some excellent performances.
      • Sep 22, 2022
        I love THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE and I am waiting to buy all seasons on amazon.
      • Mar 12, 2022
        This season was good. Just the right bit of suspense. It introduced a good premise for the next seasons to come.
      • Mar 09, 2022
        Loved the concept, dragged a bit at times almost felt repetitive, wished I had watched it earlier!!
      • Dec 27, 2021
        It's b o r i n g a s f
      • Nov 11, 2021
        The first thing to say is that this shares almost nothing in common with the book beyond the title and basic premise of an alternative history in which the Allies lost WW2 and the USA being split into three zones with two of them occupied by Germany and Japan. So for fans of the book it may be best to look elsewhere. However, if you can look beyond that this is truly compelling drama which is superbly written, directed and acted and with very high production values. The idea is quite an old one (Germany and/or Japan winning WW2 and what history might have looked like) but it is especially well done here. The characters are uniformly well written and most are multi-dimensional, being neither heroic or absolutely evil, this can be disconcerting as Rufus Sewell gives such a masterful performance as Obergruppenfuhrer John Smith that he actually becomes a sympathetic character at times despite his evil position. The show mixes action and human drama and works at many levels, superb.
      • Nov 01, 2021
        Started well but then the createors decided to drag it on so it just became a very slow developing story that doesn't get you anywhere
      • Apr 29, 2021
        Every episode is so rich in detail. Every second shown on the screen is meaningful. I really enjoy this series; even though torture scenes are hard for me to watch, the show balances them well.
      • Apr 14, 2021
        When bored watch.....

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