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The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (2015)
Critic Consensus: 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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The best new drama of this 2015 crop, and a show well worth supporting.
With brooding British actor Rufus Sewell leading a strong cast, this history-twisting dystopian fantasy is must-see streaming TV.
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.
If you were looking for a reason to sign up for Amazon Prime, this is it.
The direction hid the episode's big surprise well, and the drama continued to promise more.
Audience Reviews for The Man in the High Castle: Season 1
"The Man In The High Castle" is good and entertaining, but there's just a little something "off" about it that keeps you from loving it. For example: how many Nazi movies have you seen where the opening credits are set to a show tune...sung as a dirge...with a bizarre pidgin English enunciation? If this seems intriguing to you, I would agree -- but it also hints that something's not quite right with whole project. The acting quality is inconsistent, which can be off-putting at times. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Joel de la Fuente are very good in their roles as occupying Japanese characters. Rufus Sewell and Alexa Davalos are better than average, while the hunks (Kleintank and Evans) are merely adequate for their roles. For a lesson in flat, two-dimensional acting, look no further than the uninspired performance of Camille Sullivan as the Pacific States resistance leader who may have been sight reading her role. I simply couldn't tell -- or care about -- what was going on in the Pacific States resistance -- which is somewhat problematic for a movie of this type. Nor did I really care much about any of the characters (except Tagawa's!) after 10 episodes, which again, is problematic for a serial story. The script is good, but not great. The story and twists are good, but they seem to lack grounding. Similarly, the period costumes and CGI visual effects are good but not great. That's how it is for the whole season: Good, but something prevents it from being great. You'll have fun if you watch it, but you probably won't gather around the water cooler with your coworkers to discuss anything about "The Man In The High Castle" after you've seen it.
The Man In the High Castle is a alternative historical drama where the Axis won the second world war and the United States became divided between the Japanese, the German and the Free States. A woman living in the Japanese colony found a secret film showing what would happen if Allied won the war, she then must deliver it to resistance forces while others have plans to prevent rebellions from happening. Quite thoughtful but rather slow in terms of the pacing
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