The Plot Against America: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
The Plot Against America

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A cautionary tale that hits close to home, The Plot Against America's handsomely realized revisionist history is disturbingly relevant, making it difficult, but essential viewing.

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Air date: Mar 16, 2020

Herman takes his family to look at a house in an upwardly mobile neighborhood, though Bess is wary of leaving the safety of their tight-knit Jewish community; Evelyn becomes charmed by a distinguished local clergyman.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2020

Lindbergh's increasingly popular campaign captures some in the Levin family, as well as Bengelsdorf; Alvin must decide between serving a local real estate magnate or risking an open fight with the fascist forces he sees spreading across the world.

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Air date: Mar 30, 2020

Charles Lindbergh puts Bengelsdorf in charge of a program called Just Folks; Bess places her family on a waiting list to emigrate to Canada; the Levins take a trip to Washington, D.C., where they experience anti-Semitism among citizens and police.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2020

Evelyn and Bengelsdorf receive an invitation from Mrs. Lindbergh to a state dinner for Nazi Germany's foreign minister; back from war, Alvin takes a job at his uncle's warehouse; Philip is traumatized by a death in the neighborhood.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2020

After learning the family has been selected for a forced relocation, Herman looks to make a challenge in court; Bess gives Herman an ultimatum when violence breaks out at a rally for Lindbergh's most public liberal challenger.

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Air date: Apr 20, 2020

As riots and conspiracies spread across the country in the lead up to election day, Herman takes measures to keep his family safe; Bess does all she can at a great distance to help a small child caught in a maelstrom of anti-Semitism in Kentucky.

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Cast & Crew

Zoe Kazan
Elizabeth "Bess" Levin

Actor
Morgan Spector
Herman Levin

Actor
Winona Ryder
Evelyn Finkel

Actor
John Turturro
Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf

Actor
Anthony Boyle
Alvin Levin

Actor
Azhy Robertson
Philip Levin

Actor
Caleb Malis
Sandy Levin

Actor
David Krumholtz
Monty Levin

Actor
Michael Kostroff
Shepsie Tirschwell

Actor
Jacob Laval
Seldon Wishnow

Actor
David Simon
Executive Producer
Ed Burns
Executive Producer
Nina Kostroff-Noble
Executive Producer
Megan Ellison
Executive Producer
Sue Naegle
Executive Producer
Susan Goldberg
Executive Producer
Joe Roth
Executive Producer
Jeff Kirschenbaum
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for The Plot Against America: Season 1

  • Nov 21, 2021
    For those who can't hate America enough, here's more fiction.
  • Nov 08, 2021
    No comparison to the excellent book! They eliminated the boy's point of view and ruined it.
  • Aug 06, 2021
    Beautifully done. This series was excellent! This storyline is a liberal's wet dream. On the order of the Purge franchise only much, much more likely to become reality. Don't miss it.
  • May 07, 2021
    This series may be appealing to anyone who hasn't seen every Holocaust, anti-semitic, anti-fascist, anti-racism movie ever. But for everyone else this series doesn't show or tells us anything new. It is more of the same. And not even close to as good as its predecessors. It should not have bored me but it did. I only pushed through all the episodes out of respect for the subject matter. The actors and cinematography was good, don't get me wrong. But the storytelling, pacing and dialogue among a few other things just weren't grappling enough. SAD!
  • Apr 11, 2021
    Never could really get totally into this as far as the story goes but the set and costume design, as well as the acting, were all top notch, which was no surprise with Simon at the helm. Philip Roth is on my Rushmore of writers but this novel is among my least favorites of his and I remember it standing out because it was different than much of his previous work at the time.
  • Sep 15, 2020
    Awful. I hate this alternate history crap where they take real people and make them into whatever they want. Not being a zionist doesn't make you an anti semite - all orthodox religion tends to put people in that bracket when criticised. Lindbergh, in spite of his views of non intervention, after pearl harbour, went and fought for the American Airforce, whatever his differences were. This alternate history crap is probably a Tarantion Fad which has just ruined narratives beyond repair.
  • Aug 28, 2020
    Very boring. The similar "The Man In The Hig Castle" it's much better
  • Aug 25, 2020
    The series is written so great!! Fantastic work from David Simon. The series has a great cast, every shines. Winona Ryder? Zoe Kazan and John Turturro especially gave powerful performances. The series is highly timely with what's going on in the us right now and what has been going on. It's a great adaptation from Philip Roth's book.
  • Aug 07, 2020
    Captivating, alternative history thriller / drama. A clever premise with strong characters and sub plots interwoven as the changing America threatens this normal, working class Jewish family in this unique, emotionally tense mini-series. Humour, hope mixed with conflicting loyalties. An absolute must see.
  • Jul 27, 2020
    Great show. Interesting storyline, definitely worth watching. Absolutely needs another season.

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