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Old September 18th, 2016, 10:32 AM   #1

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The Man in the High Castle


The Man in the High Castle is Amazon's 2015 TV series.
Germany and Japan won ww2. USA is occupied territory.
Tension between Japan and Germany is growing.
This is an awesome TV series focusing on the alternate history.
Second season will air in December i believe.
I like it really much except of a crazy romantic plot inside.
Rufus Sewell is great.

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It is a Philip K. Dick novel. Philip K. Dick's science fiction novels seem to be popular fo trnaslating into films, although not aleays faithfully. (Blade Runner, Total Recal were inspired by Philip K. Dick novels). But from the title, and your description, it sounds like a faithful adaptation this time.
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It is a Philip K. Dick novel. Philip K. Dick's science fiction novels seem to be popular fo trnaslating into films, although not aleays faithfully. (Blade Runner, Total Recal were inspired by Philip K. Dick novels). But from the title, and your description, it sounds like a faithful adaptation this time.
As a huge sci fi and fantasy fan i have read several his novels and i have seen even more movies based on his works. Sadly i missed this roman so i cannot compare to the TV series. What i can say, the author was master in creation a dark and disturbing worlds and this is the feeling i still have after watching last episode tonight. I really liked it.
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As a huge sci fi and fantasy fan i have read several his novels and i have seen even more movies based on his works. Sadly i missed this roman so i cannot compare to the TV series. What i can say, the author was master in creation a dark and disturbing worlds and this is the feeling i still have after watching last episode tonight. I really liked it.
I read the book: implausible. I have seen the whole series: even more implausible. It's creepy and because the fundamental premise is so far-fetched, the whole thing left me cold.
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The biggest problem is the main character. Everyone hates that girl.
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Loving all WW2 related history I was excited when this show was released. More focus on the axis lead characters would make this series great. Great premise but mediocre execution.

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The addition of Obergruppenführer despite not being in the book was pure genius. What a great character!
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The addition of Obergruppenführer despite not being in the book was pure genius. What a great character!
I concur. That's the reason I'm still interested!
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Ah yes, the Old Testament of alternate history. I personally haven't watched it but I hear it's good and getting more people into the weird world if alternate history.
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I like the sci-fi bent too, because the "real" timeline exists in the story..... but it is an alternate reality.
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