The Man in the High Castle is an American dystopian Web Drama TV series created by Ridley Scott and produced by Amazon Studios. This program holds great promise, could easily become one of the biggest programs on television. Nothing has ever been done on the scale of this show, which shows what the world would look like (in the 60s) if the Nazis had won the Second World War. It’s high budget, history and visually driven, combining visuals that rival those of modern movies, and a plot that we can only guess. Unless you have read the book. The acting is very good; For those who do not know that the lead actress was in The Chronicles of Riddick, and one of the men we “know” is from Supernatural. If you like Hunger Games, GoT, Legends, Vikings or any of these programs, you’ll like this.
What is apparently Amazon’s attempt to develop its own ‘House of Cards’ provides an intriguing backdrop with a promising but somewhat unstable implementation. The program, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, is one of five pilots Amazon is promoting for a potential career in a full season of 2015. From the outset, the show remains close to its source material both in The plot as on stage. Although following the book certainly has its merits, the script so far lacks its representation of the psychological complexities of the characters – and in several cases appears as heavy. For example, in this episode we learn (and are reminded) how Nazis are evil through generic scenes of torture and murder – typical “bad boy”. Rather, his presence seized all the characters because of the claustrophobic effects of his propaganda and his fascist intrigues.