The Man in the High Castle: Season 2 (2016)

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Season 2
The Man in the High Castle

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Although its plot is admittedly unwieldy, The Man in the High Castle's second season expands its fascinating premise in powerful new directions, bolstered by stunning visuals, strong performances, and intriguing new possibilities.

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Critic Ratings: 25

88%

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Episodes

Air date: Dec 16, 2016

Julianna is questioned after allowing Joe to flee; John Smith comes back with news; Tagomi is overwhelmed by a vision.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2016

After a brush with death, Juliana uncovers a secret that could have global implications; Frank, Kido and Tagomi take risks; Joe tries to settle into a routine in New York.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2016

While trying to acclimate to a strange new world, Juliana looks for the one person she can trust; angry after Juliana's departure, Frank is drawn by the Resistance movement; Joe finally meets his father.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2016

Juliana realizes that she isn't safe; Smith thinks about what he will do to protect his son; Frank is faced with a decision.

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Joe learns something about his past that causes him to question everything; a rift between Ed and Frank widens; Juliana has to betray someone close to her.

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Joe finds a new path; Juliana gets into Smith's inner circle; after being reunited with his family, Tagomi might lose them again.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2016

Juliana learns a dangerous secret as she gets closer to the Smiths; Ed and Childan try to settle the Yakuza debt; Frank discovers a plan.

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Juliana gathers intel that could start World War III; Joe has to make a decision that could put him in danger; Frank discovers the truth about Juliana.

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Tagomi must choose between staying with his family or going back to the world he left behind; Juliana makes a dangerous deal; Ed reveals a secret that puts a plan in jeopardy.

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Tagomi enlists Kido in a scheme to save Japan; Smith makes a risky play; Juliana has to make a choice that will shape the future.

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Cast & Crew

Alexa Davalos
Juliana Crain

Actor
Rupert Evans
Frank Frink

Actor
Luke Kleintank
Joe Blake

Actor
DJ Qualls
Ed McCarthy

Actor
Joel de la Fuente
Inspector Kido

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Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Nobusuke Tagomi

Actor
Rufus Sewell
John Smith

Actor
Bella Heathcote
Nicole Becker

Actor
Callum Keith Rennie
Gary Connell

Actor
Sebastian Roché
Reichsminister Martin Heusmann

Actor
Ridley Scott
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Man in the High Castle: Season 2

Audience Reviews for The Man in the High Castle: Season 2

  • Apr 14, 2021
    I'm actually surprised that some critics called this "the worst show of tv" when this season came out. I was so stunned by the quality and finale that I quickly came to the internet to see what people said about it. You can see my disappointment. Yes. Season 2 takes a little more to develop the plot and have way less action and more dialogue that sometimes could be irrelevant. But the way of how it develops their characters, objectives, plots and everything around it's what makes this real interesting to watch. The way every plot are connected with each other, culminating on the great and almost catastrophic event of a new nuclear war. How we are showed that there's no good guys in the Resistance and how war can be easily started with cheap propaganda. I could be here for hours talking about the subjects that were well written and incorporated in the story and the narrative of each central character. But I'll left just saying that this season is worth to watch.
  • Dec 28, 2020
    Another great season. Great character development. I'm still hooked.
  • Nov 17, 2020
    Infuriatingly brattish main character, playing the perfect part of angry American teenager (he's 30 at a guess) trying to overcome unresolved adolescent issues. Great premise - but following this angry and childish nitwit around - dull as ditchwater.
  • Aug 30, 2020
    This started out as a good show. An idea many of us have thought about... what if the nazi's won ww2? How horrible would the world be? This alone would have made a great show. But than someone said "yea and also there would be films that show alternative dimensions... oh and people can travel to them when the space out!!" You guys really coulda had a good show here.
  • Jul 18, 2020
    It keeps up with the magnificent work on S01
  • Apr 18, 2020
    Continua siendo emocionante.
  • Mar 03, 2020
    It loses dynamism and slows the plot with characters not so important for the main plot. Still it is great and it doesn't make you leave it
  • Jan 11, 2020
    On par with The Crown and Game of Thrones in all regards: budget, production, story, casting, acting, editing, costume.
  • Jan 08, 2020
    I finished Season 1...A+...the production values are incredible...this must have an insanely huge budget...the characters, setting and story are also very well done...I hear people complaining that the series is too slow but I don't see it that way...to me it has a deliberate pace where the big moments have more meaning because it was slowly built up...the sequence with Hitler and Wegener in the S1 finale was a nail biter...the alternate timeline sci-fi aspect is a slow burn but presented in a really interesting way and that opening credit sequence fits the show perfectly...creepy rendition of 'Edelweiss' from The Sound of Music...on to Season 2! I finished up Season 2...this might make my All-Time Top 10 show list after all is said and done...absolutely amazing series...I read that this is Amazon's most watched series so I don't understand why it appears to not be getting the attention and accolades it deserves...very intelligent story...Season 2 was pretty much a direct continuation of the first season...you can tell that they plotted out the story in advance and aren't just making things up as they go...the world building and production values are second to none...a lot of great additions to the cast in S2- Tate Donovan, Bella Heathcote, Stephen Root, Sebastian Roche etc...the show also seems to have a lot of Battlestar Galactica vets (Michael Hogan, Callum Keith Rennie, Rick Worthy) the HDR is no doubt the best implementation out of all the streaming shows I've watched across any platform...reference quality in pretty much every scene...this is the streaming show to show off your TV's HDR capability...stunning...every little detail from the shiny floors, costumes, furniture, facial detail, lighting looks amazing...I don't have an issue with the pacing but maybe that's because I'm watching all 3 seasons back-to-back...it seems they plotted out the entire story from the beginning and are taking the time they need to get there...the final few episodes of Season 2 were epic (S2 finale was a slight letdown)...some of the character motivations and constantly switching allegiances are a little confusing but overall this is Amazon's best original series. I don't know if they cut the budget for S3 but it didn't look quite as amazing as the earlier seasons in terms of cinematography...it still looked great but a slight step down...the Dolby Vision also lacked the consistent pop it previously had...in the first 2 seasons almost every scene had amazing depth and pop...S3 had its moments but wasn't as consistently gorgeous (but the dystopian world building is still first rate)...I'm hoping that Nicole Dormer returns for Season 4 (Himmler sent her back to Berlin in the S3 finale for re-education training due to her 'perversions' aka they caught her in that lesbian club)...Bella Heathcote is very sexy and has great charisma on-screen...I'm guessing Joseph Goebbels will play a bigger role in S4 which will bring Nicole back into the story overall I find this to be Amazon's best original series
  • Dec 04, 2019
    After watching the first season. I could not bear the temptation to continue it. This second seemed to me with greater rhythm and greater development of characters and the universe. A good series to watch.

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