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'The Man in the High Castle' on Amazon Video


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New Amazon show based on the novel by Phillip Dick (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was the premise for Blade Runner.

 

Really interesting, plowed through the whole thing in about 5 days. The setting - the U.S. if we lost WWII - is absolutely killer.

 

Anybody else watched it?

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New Amazon show based on the novel by Phillip Dick (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was the premise for Blade Runner.

 

Really interesting, plowed through the whole thing in about 5 days. The setting - the U.S. if we lost WWII - is absolutely killer.

 

Anybody else watched it?

 

I watched the first 2 episodes, but honestly I didn't like it. Just wasn't enough there to hold me. Maybe I'll go back and watch it and see if it improves for me.

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As in

 

 

As in Tagomi seeing the world as we know it? I thought that was kind of cool. It's supposed to be a science fiction show so it gives a bit more to work with in terms of how the films might be acquired.

 

I just think the whole alternate timelines thing is a cop out. It means there's no real consequences for any character. The show would be - and to me, was - a lot more interesting when the setting is that the allies lost WWII. The silly little game of "what timeline is real" doesn't add anything to the show. It takes a brilliant setting and renders it no more important than a dream.

 

I guess it is possible that what develops in Season 2 kind of changes my opinion, but I find that "it was all a dream" endings are just really, really lazy.

 

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I just think the whole alternate timelines thing is a cop out. It means there's no real consequences for any character. The show would be - and to me, was - a lot more interesting when the setting is that the allies lost WWII. The silly little game of "what timeline is real" doesn't add anything to the show. It takes a brilliant setting and renders it no more important than a dream.

 

I guess it is possible that what develops in Season 2 kind of changes my opinion, but I find that "it was all a dream" endings are just really, really lazy.

 

 

 

I think both story lines are really interesting (sci-fi and just the scenario of the allies losing) but I have to agree I started watching the show because I thought the main plot line was the latter and pet of me still wishes it was.

 

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On 11/23/2016 at 1:40 PM, Future said:

 

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I just think the whole alternate timelines thing is a cop out. It means there's no real consequences for any character. The show would be - and to me, was - a lot more interesting when the setting is that the allies lost WWII. The silly little game of "what timeline is real" doesn't add anything to the show. It takes a brilliant setting and renders it no more important than a dream.

 

I guess it is possible that what develops in Season 2 kind of changes my opinion, but I find that "it was all a dream" endings are just really, really lazy.

 

Recall when the Japanese diplomat is listening to the Giants/Yankees World Series, was very annoyed. I bought into your alternative; if it's all ...a dream?...why should I care? 

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