The Man in the High Castle

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    What if the US lost WW2 to the Axis powers?



    1962, an dystopian alternate history where the US lost WW2 and has been carved up into The Greater Nazi Reich and The Japanese Pacific States, The Neutral Zone being harboured by Resistance.
    Will an all out nuclear war between the two powers be imminent?

    The Man in the High castle, loosely based on the '62 novel of the same name, follows characters whose destinies intertwine after coming into contact with a series of propaganda films that show a vastly different history from that of their own.

    WARNING!
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    exclusive sneakpeak of Season 3

    Release of Season 3 is slated for early 2018


    With the days ticking by, ever closer to the premiere of Season 3.
    What will you think what happens next?
    What happened to Trudy after the shocking discovery she's not dead?
    Thoughts about Heussman's plot to take control?
    Opinions about John Smith?
    Will we see more of the world?
    How many more propaganda reels will we see?
     
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    wow, I have never heard of this show. This is really interesting.

    I will have to check this out.
     
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    Personally, the first few episodes of S01 are meh, show deffo gets better and better after that!
     
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    I like alternative realities and WW2
    This looks really nice!
     
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    I really tried with this series, but the main character just made bad decision after bad, eventually it became not believable and just wanted her to get caught. should I give it another go maybe? is the second season any better?
     
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    Quite interesing concept I think but in Season 2 it became partially ridiculous. Initially my first assumption was that Hitler is the Man in the High Castle himself which he is not and it came out that he is a just a really strange man that just was thrown in there. I'm looking forward for Season 3 but the series have to get it's realism back it had in Season 1. (as much as an alternate-world-story can be of course)
     
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    You should look past Juliana and Joe.
    There's a hell of a lot more then those two.

    Yes, I might be biased but, give it another watch over.

    The ability of Tagomi to physically? travel between realities is indeed questionable.
    Aside from that tho, The Man in the high Castle obviously has some form of interaction with other realities.
    I kinda am leaning to towards Tagomi having to do something with it.
     
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    that's all I needed to hear. I'll give it another go, thanks.
     
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    I forgot
    I watched the first episode when I first moved into my house and got my internet setup, I think it had just shown up on Amazon or so back then. I remember reading the book agggggggggges ago, it was pretty good. Never did get around to watching any more of it, but I plan on doing so whenever I finish watching current stuff
     
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    I'd say you'd keep a close eye on Ed McCarthy and Robert Childan, along with Tagomi and John Smith.
    Personally, I think Smith, Tagomi, Childan, McCarthy and Frink are the most interesting of the show.

    Then again, don't let me tell you what to do and potentially ruin your experience.
    I does get better after the first 2 or 3 episodes.
     
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    excellent, it sounds like the cast diversifies past the main two characters introduced early on. I did love the world building and I'm a total sucker for alternate histories but I just couldn't bring myself to care about those two. But knowing it gets better is encouraging
     
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    Juliana's story and Joe's story get better after that as well,
    Tho Juliana, imho, remains kinda meh.
     
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    Updated OP with a sneakpeek of Season 3 + possible release date.