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Thu Oct 14, 2021, 06:21 AM

Has anyone here seen the series, The Man in the High Castle?

A student (I have a long-term subbing assignment) told me about it.

I just finished episode one of season one.

Thanks for any feedback......

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Reply Has anyone here seen the series, The Man in the High Castle? (Original post)
Upthevibe Oct 14 OP
Irish_Dem Oct 14 #1
Upthevibe Oct 14 #2
mikeysnot Oct 14 #3
Upthevibe Oct 14 #4
Upthevibe Oct 14 #5
Earth-shine Oct 14 #12
Upthevibe Oct 14 #15
lark Oct 14 #6
Fla Dem Oct 14 #7
Upthevibe Oct 14 #16
viva la Oct 14 #8
Upthevibe Oct 14 #17
Coventina Oct 14 #9
viva la Oct 14 #10
Upthevibe Oct 14 #21
viva la Oct 15 #25
Upthevibe Oct 15 #30
viva la Oct 15 #31
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 14 #11
Upthevibe Oct 14 #20
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 14 #22
viva la Oct 15 #26
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 15 #27
viva la Oct 15 #29
Earth-shine Oct 14 #13
Upthevibe Oct 14 #18
CottonBear Oct 14 #14
Upthevibe Oct 14 #19
yellowdogintexas Oct 14 #23
left-of-center2012 Oct 15 #24
Iggo Oct 15 #28
Upthevibe Oct 15 #32

Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 06:35 AM

1. I watched the first season.

It is a high concept show, the basic idea is fascinating.
The script and acting began to falter quickly however.

I do recommend watching at least a few episodes just to let the concept sink in.

Germany and Japan winning WWII and taking over the US. Fascinating story.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 06:47 AM

2. Thanks for your feedback....

I'm captivated so far.....

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 06:48 AM

3. Watched all four seasons

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Based on Philip K Dick novel. Enjoyed it.. Watched it during lockdown.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:03 AM

4. I checked out the reviews and they're

quite good (except season two takes a little bit of a dip).

I wished to Hell I'd know about it during lockdown!

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:34 AM

5. I think there are four seasons...(?)...

I hope there was a series finale and it didn't end abruptly.

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:10 AM

12. There are four seasons. The ending is definitive and well-planned.

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:43 PM

15. Earth-shine...Thank you!

I know it was based on a book so my assumption was that there would be an ending but sometimes shows get cancelled with no finale (I'm talkin' about you, The OA_-LOL )....

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:53 AM

7. One of the better series I've watched. Good acting, intriguing storyline.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:54 PM

16. Fla Dem....

Thank you for your input.....I'm just captivated from what I've seen so far!

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:55 AM

8. I liked it all except the second season.

That was confusing to me.

I find myself thinking about it, especially the last season.

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Response to viva la (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:56 PM

17. Thanks viva la.....

The reviews for season two were lower (on Rotten Tomatoes - but they still gave it a thumbs up) than the other seasons.

Thanks for your feedback....

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:57 AM

9. I started to watch, but couldn't handle it.

Too dark for me.

My husband enjoyed it, though.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:57 AM

10. Other shows with a similar feel...



Counterpart.
The Plot Against America.

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Response to viva la (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:00 PM

21. viva la....

I've heard of The Plot Against America but not Counterpart.

Thank you....

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:49 AM

25. Counterpart is kind of an allegory for East/West Berlin

during the late Soviet days.

Stars JK Simmons in a dual role. He's very good. It's kind of a slow-building drama, but involving.

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Response to viva la (Reply #25)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:54 AM

30. viva la....

Thank you for info. about Cunterpart.

JK Simmons is one of my favorite actors.....

I highly recommend a movie called, The Lives of Others. It came out in 2006.

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #30)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:59 AM

31. You should love him in Counterpart...

He plays two very different roles.
I'll check out the movie you mention!

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:24 AM

11. I watched the first episode, and just couldn't get into it.

Alas, the book it's based on is extremely flawed also, although it earns (in my opinion) unaccountable praise.

It is a relatively early alternate history novel, which is why I think a lot of people don't look at it very carefully. Some years ago my science fiction book club in the Kansas City area read that, and we all agreed it wasn't very good. One member, whose mother is Japanese, was outraged at how it misrepresented Japanese culture, and totally confused it with Chinese. Kind of like, "Chinese, Japanese, what's the difference" with a shrug of the shoulders.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:59 PM

20. PoindexterOglethorpe

Thanks for your feedback....

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:22 PM

22. You are welcome.

I realize others have loved both the book and the series. I'm a pretty big science fiction person, mostly the written word, but a certain amount of big or small screen stuff. However, I have little patience for egregiously wrong stuff.

For my money, the most purely science-fictional movie ever made was 12 Monkeys. I'm not interested in watching the series, because the movie was a complete story, and I can't imagine what they'd have to do to make a series out of it.

Back at ya

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:52 AM

26. I liked Season 4 of The Man best--

When it gets away from the complicated thriller stuff and becomes a family drama.
I always go for the soap operas.

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Response to viva la (Reply #26)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 10:34 AM

27. That's nice to hear.

Glad you are liking it.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #27)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:04 AM

29. Rufus Sewell has the most fascinating eyes. n/t

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:10 AM

13. Enjoyed it. Glad it ended at season 4.

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:58 PM

18. Earth-shine....

I'm glad there are four seasons with ten shows each. I can watch 40 episodes....

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:54 AM

14. It is excellent! I have watched it twice. NT

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:58 PM

19. CottonBear....

Thanks for your input...

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:54 PM

23. I started it, then somehow got diverted.

I need to go back to it

Currently streaming Lucifer

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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 10:37 AM

28. Very cool.

Caught myself a few times going, “Oh yeah! This isn’t alternate history. This is science fiction!”

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Response to Iggo (Reply #28)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:25 PM

32. Iggo...

I'm almost done with season one and I'm captivated.

I think it's outstanding!

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