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The Man in the High Castle 

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In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes.

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Frank Spotnitz
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2019   2018   2016   2015  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Alexa Davalos ...  Juliana Crain 40 episodes, 2015-2019
Joel de la Fuente ...  Inspector Kido 40 episodes, 2015-2019
Rufus Sewell ...  John Smith 40 episodes, 2015-2019
Chelah Horsdal ...  Helen Smith 36 episodes, 2015-2019
Brennan Brown ...  Robert Childan 34 episodes, 2015-2019
DJ Qualls ...  Ed McCarthy 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ...  Nobusuke Tagomi 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Rupert Evans ...  Frank Frink 26 episodes, 2015-2018
Luke Kleintank ...  Joe Blake 26 episodes, 2015-2018
Gracyn Shinyei ...  Amy Smith 25 episodes, 2015-2019
Genea Charpentier ...  Jennifer Smith 24 episodes, 2015-2019
Arnold Chun ...  Kotomichi 22 episodes, 2015-2019
Quinn Lord ...  Thomas Smith / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2019
Jason O'Mara ...  Wyatt Price 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Bella Heathcote ...  Nicole Dörmer 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Rick Worthy ...  Lem Washington / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2019
Lee Shorten ...  Sergeant Yoshida / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2016
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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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Freedom is under control (Season 1) See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Extensive research was done for the cultures, particularly areas such as costuming, technology, and music, to develop an alternate world which merges aspects of WWII Nazi and Imperial Japanese cultures with the cultural progress of mid-1950s America. Although the series is set in 1962, the use of the 1950s for many touchstones suggests the cultural stagnation that would have occurred under totalitarian occupation. See more »

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The Mediterranean Sea is said to be "drained" in this story and its land converted to farmland. Besides being a salty sea and thus unusable for farming for decades or even centuries, the deepest part of the sea is over 17,000 feet making impossible for this to be done, even using 21st century technology. 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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Crazy Credits

The copyright warning at the end of every episode is written in German and Japanese as well as English. See more »


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Hell I'm Livin' In
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Written by Michael J. Wolf
Performed by Mississippi Mike
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The Man in the High Castle started with a BANG but is now only the HOLE left from the bullet....
28 November 2018 | by the_movie_addictSee all my reviews

The Man in the High Castle started with a BANG but is now only the HOLE left from the bullet....

EDITED AND UPDATED - Now that I have watched the fourth and the last season I can say that what I said before was true, real and predicted righteously.

The Man in the High Castle by Amazon Studios and Amazon Studios based on a Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel is a just a show that was great only in the first season because since then till latest, it has only declined and degraded.

When I post my disgruntled thoughts through a review for season 2 and 3, I thought the fourth season will change and make me love the series once again but I should say Amazon did a great job with Scott Free Productions, Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions, and Big Light Productions to make me hate and loathe it even more.

The reasons are very simple. The story in the first season was kept simple. atmospheric, mystery, tense, political and thriller kind of feel where you were genuinely interested what outcomes will make impact to the story and the characters portraying it. But after that through season 2, 3 and 4, it was dragging and just elongating character threads to keep them alive for things they do that doesn't matter to us or makes us take note. When the season 4 ended, I wasn't looking to anything better because show lost me and my interest and my respect after season 1. The story if we look in context to the novel or to what was adapted to screen as per the needs, is just out of the focus. I mean if you are making a character doing things that will change the course of the story and will bring impact to them and to us as viewers, then you need to keep them real and aimed. But the writers and most importantly, the producers failed at this and just dragged the show to keep it going. I was waiting to see generously to see the end of a character, plot point, story arc and something that doesn't change the course of the essence of the novel on which it was LOOSELY based upon. BUT I WAS WRONG. So as the result, the show is dull, uninteresting and at last, unwanted.

I started watching this back in 2015 when the first season arrived but since then i hadn't got the time to watch the other seasons, so this year this time, i decided to rewatch from starting till the end i.e., 3rd season.

It started with a promising and intriguing premise but as 3rd season ends, it shows very bleak chances of me returning back to other upcoming season.

1ST SEASON - Aimed highly as plot - 8/10 2ND SEASON - Aimed as story and character development 7/10 3RD SEASON - Just dragging things up and adding nonsensical things like nudes, kissing scenes, same sex relationships and plot lines that don't make any sense. 3/10 4TH SEASON - Nothing new, just dragging on with things they created unnecessarily in the previous seasons namely 2 and 3. 3/10

My advise would be just watch season 1 and leave it there before you rate high and then go downwards after going for other seasons.

Amazon and other producers involved need to understand the core aspect of the book and the what the story was actually about instead making us pay for this TV series through money and time by calling it the best whereas for my side, it is now becoming what i felt like years ago for wayward pines and LOST. BAD.

Also, IMDB, should make each season rate-able differently so that if one season is good and others are bad both don't end up in same realm.


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Release Date:

15 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Monroe, Washington, USA See more »

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