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The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 Reviews

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March 10, 2016
Amazon's latest series is quite engaging, but when it hints at the wild and insightful series that it could have been...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
December 10, 2015
Now that this complicated and terrifying new world has been laid at our feet, I'll be sticking around to see what happens next.
December 8, 2015
Simply put, it's plodding, moves at a glacial pace and overreaches with too many diffuse narrative strands.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 4, 2015
Where this series gets interesting is that the main form of fighting back seems to be in delivering mysterious film reels to the Man in the High Castle even though no one has any idea who he is.
November 30, 2015
For those of you who may be thinking that whole second (or third) Golden Age of TV thing ended with the finales of Breaking Bad and Mad Men, brace yourselves for The Man in the High Castle.
November 24, 2015
Violence, tension in gripping dystopian thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 24, 2015
It's impeccably acted and packed with vivid, multi-layered characters, gut-wrenching twists and dark, dark moments of human misery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 23, 2015
This is a mammoth venture, immensely binge watchable, and it will deal, as if you didn't know already, with questions of loyalty, family, history, American-ness.
November 23, 2015
I giggled out loud like a toddler, clapping my meaty baby hands together in appreciation for what's to come.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 23, 2015
A finely wrought nightmare that plays like a delectable leftover from the days of Rod Serling, The Man in the High Castle is a towering, terrifying accomplishment from Amazon.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 20, 2015
The way in which the series so deftly engages the audience through its twisting of familiar cultural iconography enriches the viewing experience beyond simply watching its narrative unfold.
November 20, 2015
Not only should you watch it, you should binge it... let yourself get immersed in this world and see where it takes you.
November 20, 2015
Frank Spotnitz's The Man in the High Castle adaptation... benefits from the distance of time that Dick didn't have.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.6/10
November 20, 2015
If only the drama that follows was as nuanced and vibrant as the show is visually stunning. Instead, the early episodes are somewhat inert with characters that display too few real, human emotions.
November 20, 2015
Alexa Davalos' role as a reluctant resistance courier makes it seem worth a few more episodes.
November 20, 2015
Spotnitz takes liberties with both plot and character, but without sacrificing theme or, more important, dramatic impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 20, 2015
It's that originality, building off the arresting premise, that stands out most of all.
November 20, 2015
A compulsively compelling series that grows richer and more emotionally nuanced as it gains momentum, "The Man in the High Castle" milks its provocative what-if premise for plenty of smart suspense and subtle shading.
November 20, 2015
Amazon has the best new drama of the season in The Man in the High Castle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 20, 2015
If the characters need work, the world they inhabit is fully formed from the opening frames. Director David Semel and production designer Drew Boughton have built a detail-oriented alternate 1962 from the ground up.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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