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Old 24-11-2015, 22:31   #1
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The Man in the High Castle

Anybody been watching this? It's set in the early 1960s following the Nazis and the Japanese's victory in the Second World War.

Just got through it in a couple of sittings as only 10 episodes. A few plot holes for sure it but it was exciting and compelling, you know one of those 'oh just one more episode.'

Recommended if you're looking for something to watch.
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Old 24-11-2015, 22:52   #2
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I liked it. Slow moving, but it pulls you along for all that. That ending scene though!
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Old 24-11-2015, 23:26   #3
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Is this is a one off or is it intended to run for multiple seasons?
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Old 24-11-2015, 23:37   #4
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I liked it. Slow moving, but it pulls you along for all that. That ending scene though!
Indeed - that ending

Yeah too many unanswered question - got to be another season surely!
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Old 24-11-2015, 23:58   #5
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I loved this! The slow pace gave the story, and characters, room to breath and develop.
Yes, there are plot holes, but given the high quality acting and production values, I'm more than willing to overlook them.
The attention to detail also gave depth to the story, i.e. no rock n'roll music in the 1960's. A cold war, of sorts, between Japan and the Nazis was well constructed too!
Best new series of the new season for me, and yes, a WTF ending to top it off!!!
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I loved his too, I thought it was going to be a Jessica Jones weekend, turned out to be High Castle. Even he title song and the iconography creeped me out, Edelweiss will never be quite the same again.

Rufus Sewell (not normally a fan) was a dark powerhouse performance and electrifying every second he had on screen, his cutthroat smile and iniquitous charm was absolutely compelling.
So many good performances, Rupert Evans and Joel de la Fuente were just outstanding to name but two.

The reality of occupied America was so realistic and believable, it was chilling, I'd definitely recommend anyone to give it a try.

I didn't think the ending was completely surprising, the films had to be coming from
somehow and that was as good a way to breach it as any.


I haven't read the book, but could this be
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Old 25-11-2015, 11:50   #7
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What is they say? No publicity is bad publicity?

Oops.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34919692
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Old 25-11-2015, 13:37   #8
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^HA!
What does the ADL mean by "no context"? There's only no context if you can't see the million enormous posters on the rest of the train that clearly state what it is.
I actually think that's kind of brilliant advertising.
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Old 25-11-2015, 15:07   #9
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Started to watch this.
Seen 1st episode, but not sure I can deal with it.
It seems to be presuming it's a negative, and life under NAZI, years later would be terrible, when in fact it could be the opposite.
Probably will run through and see some more, but have trouble if the whole thing is going to be Anti German Bias.
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What the **** are you on about?
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What the **** are you on about?
If you read what I said........

1st episode showed the "life under NAZI rule"
Negative viewpoint, people undercover, doing things, underground movement to get around NAZI rule.

Hence me saying it seems like the book/story is taking a negative view on this, as opposed to another viewpoint.

Perhaps, long term it would be positive?
Who knows.
Hence why I'm unsure about this series but may continue, but would rather it's not biased
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Old 25-11-2015, 16:00   #12
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I'm still not sure what point you're making? That life under Nazi Occupation 'wouldn't have necessarily been negative?'
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I'm still not sure what point you're making? That life under Nazi Occupation 'wouldn't have necessarily been negative?'
Indeed.
Exactly right.

Why assume that, after a war had been won, year had passed, that a different outcome would be so bad.

Who is to say that XX year later things your be worse than now.
A Different world indeed, but worse?

Love to explore ideas, on what if's. However let's not be biased, and always assume what we have now is the best possible scenario.

Let's be open minded on various outcomes.
Given the focus and advancement in tech that was coming from Germany in the past, who knows if, given more focus and less business greed, we could not be more advanced than we are now.

Just having a more open mind is all I ask.
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I guess you're pulling our legs, but here are the basics of Nazi fascism.

Nazis in favour with Hitler, with power= Happy

The rest of humanity (Nazis who are sickened by.genocide, murder and extermination of innocents, nazis of lower rank, occupied people, academics or anyone with half a brain, anyone who isn't German, disabled, and every normal person wanting freedom in any way= unhappy and want to eradicate the first group.
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It's a ******* fictional TV show.
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Anti German Bias.

Reading the other comment nothing to do with "having open mind", Nazi is in charge would of hundred of millions sent to death camps. Not sure if are just trolling (judging by comment in the paris terrorist attack thread) or just lack of empathy.


Back to the show, really enjoying it, can be slow but its so well done. They have done a great job visually with the sets etc (for a tv show)

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I know absolutely nothing about the show other than what I've read in this thread, and it sounds interesting. Told the missus about it (being Polish, she's got more reason than most to bear a grudge) and she says it sounds interesting too.

Is it set just after WW2, or many years later? If many years later, then sorry guys, but I agree with Tempest. Who knows how the world would be changed? It's definitely a fascinating idea to explore.
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I know absolutely nothing about the show other than what I've read in this thread, and it sounds interesting. Told the missus about it (being Polish, she's got more reason than most to bear a grudge) and she says it sounds interesting too.

Is it set just after WW2, or many years later? If many years later, then sorry guys, but I agree with Tempest. Who knows how the world would be changed? It's definitely a fascinating idea to explore.
It's set in the early 1960s. Hitler is still alive as are most of his staff.
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Well you learn something every day. Today I learnt that Tempest isn't Jewish!
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It's just that it's so easy, and predictable to write a book (tv show of the book) on the basis of OMG Hitler one, how horrid, life is terrible etc etc.

Easy no brainer task.

I'd have been much more impressed with someone who had the balls/guts to actually explore it from a positive standpoint.

War is over, (no more need for the controls over people) Country moves forward, amazing engineering advances, quality of life, stricter controls on various aspects for the "greater good" so to speak.

Not saying I wish to live in such a world, but I'd be more keen to see something like that as opposed to the easy Life would be terrible viewpoint.

That's all.

Perhaps it's simply not possible to be positive about any past bad things and show them in a good way by exploring other outcomes. We are still so anti such thing I guess even in this country as you will be branded badly for even proposing such fictional scenarios.

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