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The Plot Against America 

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Characters live in an alternative history in which Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated in the U.S. presidential election of 1940 by Charles Lindbergh.

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Ed Burns, David Simon
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Series cast summary:
Winona Ryder ...  Evelyn Finkel 6 episodes, 2020
Anthony Boyle ...  Alvin Levin 6 episodes, 2020
Zoe Kazan ...  Elizabeth 'Bess' Levin / ... 6 episodes, 2020
Morgan Spector ...  Herman Levin 6 episodes, 2020
David Krumholtz ...  Monty Levin 6 episodes, 2020
Azhy Robertson ...  Phillip Levin 6 episodes, 2020
Caleb Malis ...  Sandy Levin 6 episodes, 2020
Jacob Laval ...  Seldon Wishnow 6 episodes, 2020
John Turturro ...  Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf 6 episodes, 2020
Michael Kostroff ...  Shepsie Tirchwell 5 episodes, 2020
Ben Cole ...  Charles Lindbergh 5 episodes, 2020
Kristen Sieh ...  Selma Wishnow 4 episodes, 2020
Steven Maier ...  Shushy Margulis 4 episodes, 2020
Eleanor Reissa Eleanor Reissa ...  Mrs. Finkel 3 episodes, 2020
Graydon Yosowitz ...  Earl Axman 3 episodes, 2020
Philip Hoffman ...  Norman Peretsky 3 episodes, 2020
Douglas Schneider ...  Saul 3 episodes, 2020
Bob Leszczak ...  Mayor Raymond 3 episodes, 2020
Ed Moran ...  Henry Ford 3 episodes, 2020
Caroline Kaplan ...  Anne Morrow Lindbergh 3 episodes, 2020
Lauren Yaffe ...  Neighbor / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Russell Posner ...  Daniel 2 episodes, 2020
Billy Carter ...  Walter Winchell 2 episodes, 2020
Josh Lissauer Josh Lissauer ...  Cantor 2 episodes, 2020
Zach McNally ...  Billy Murphy 2 episodes, 2020
Steve Axelrod Steve Axelrod ...  Barber 2 episodes, 2020
Yuval David ...  Neighbor #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Kimberly Faye Greenberg ...  Rachel Michelson 2 episodes, 2020
Jason Liebman ...  Samuel Lechner 2 episodes, 2020
Keilly McQuail ...  Minna Schapp 2 episodes, 2020
Andrew Polk ...  Jacob Finder 2 episodes, 2020
Lee Tergesen ...  Agent Don McCorkle 2 episodes, 2020
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THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, a limited series based on the acclaimed Philip Roth novel of the same name, imagines an alternate American history during World War II, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they endure the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who captures the presidency and turns the nation toward fascism. Created by frequent collaborators David Simon and Ed Burns (HBO's "The Wire" and "Generation Kill"), the six-part limited series THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA debuts MONDAY, MARCH 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

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Freedom is Never Completely Won. But It Can Be Lost.

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Drama

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Winona Ryder and John Turturro previously had roles in Mr. Deeds. See more »

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Good, but not great (so far)
25 March 2020 | by millerian-55See all my reviews

All this acting in this is very good and convincing. Cinematography is decent, shots are well-framed and well-lit, nothing distracts you visually. Writing is pretty solid. Ultimately what this TV show achieves at so far is the atmosphere. There is a underlying tension in every scene where you aren't sure whether the opposing character in a scene (opposite our main characters) agree with Lindbergh and you'll have an argument going on. Specifically the scene with the german bar that Herman passes by, where he hates what they stand for but can't outwardly say it, due to a fear of him or his family being attacked.

Ultimately what intrigues me about this show is the alternative history view of the 1940s, which is also what intrigued me about the book.

Obviously this is supposed to parallel modern day America, as it perfectly shows, just like BlacKKKlansman, that even though it's been decades it feels like we haven't progressed as well as we should have (although this is historical fiction). And sadly, just like the Watchmen HBO series you'll have people being mad that this show portrays Nazis and bigots as bad. Which is less the shows' problems and way more of a problem with the people themselves.

But, despite that, ultimately this is a pretty well-written and acted show that has a lot of promise as a miniseries


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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