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The Man in the High Castle 

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A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war.

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Tagomi enlists Kido in a deception to save Japan from destruction. As Smith's life crumbles around him, he makes a dangerously bold play to hold onto his power. Joe tries to do the ...


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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Juliana Crain 30 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Joe Blake 30 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Ed McCarthy 30 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Frank Frink 28 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Helen Smith 26 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Kotomichi 22 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Inspector Kido 21 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Nobusuke Tagomi 21 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Obergruppenführer John Smith 21 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Sergeant Yoshida / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Robert Childan 15 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Erich Raeder / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Thomas Smith 13 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Amy Smith 13 episodes, 2015-2018
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What would it be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States? Written by Amazon Studios

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The Paramount Theatre in the opening scene is from Seattle Washington not New York City. See more »

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The total population of both Germany and Japan in 1940 was actually 5 million people less than the total US population. While the history of the series' universe is different than that of reality, besides the US' manufacturing base exceeding both nations, the population difference would have made their ability to conquer the country an impossibility. See more »

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Joe Blake: [noticing ashes falling like snowflakes] What is that?
Nazi Police Officer: Oh, that's the hospital.
Joe Blake: The hospital?
Nazi Police Officer: Yeah, Tuesdays, they burn cripples, the terminally ill. Drag on the state.
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During the opening credits, we can hear the sound of a reel projector whirring up to play speed. Film reels are central to the plot of the series. See more »

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Written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Jeanette Olsson
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Intriguing Premise with Room for Growth
15 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

What is ostensibly Amazon's attempt at developing its own 'House of Cards' provides an intriguing backdrop with a promising but somewhat- shaky implementation. The show, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, is one of five pilots that Amazon is promoting for a potential run at a full 2015 season. Right from the start, the show stays close to its source material in both plot and setting. While following the book certainly has its merits, the script so far lacks in its portrayal of the characters' psychological intricacies— and in several cases comes across as heavy-handed. For example, in this episode we learn (and are reminded of) how evil the Nazis are through generic torture scenes and murder-- typical "bad guy" stuff. I don't recall the text depicting any accounts of Nazi violence to this extent, but rather their presence loomed on all characters due to the claustrophobic effects of their propaganda and fascist scheming. The acting was competent but the script felt oddly-paced, in particular it seemed that not much thought had been given to the character Joe Blake (he did not exist in the book) as he didn't really convey any emotional or logical motivation for wanting to become a political dissident besides hoping to "do the right thing". That being said, the characters Nobusuke Tagomi and Juliana Crain were especially brought to life in this adaptation. Based on the direction of the pilot, I fear that the show may attempt to play-up the "American resistance" theme which is irrelevant and antithetical to one of the major messages of the book. What was intended as a commentary on paranoid diplomacy in a totalitarian world could all too easily become a trite Star Wars- style action/adventure series. On the other hand, one cannot expect fully fleshed-out characters in the pilot episode so it will take some more time to fairly judge the writing quality. I am cautiously optimistic about this show's future-- for a pilot it certainly succeeded in establishing an alluring setting, and I was not surprised to learn that Ridley Scott was involved as the set- design and ambiance was superb. Overall, I am excited to see if this will manage to thrive alongside both the classic novel and other contemporary political-drama TV shows.


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