I jumped into this series without reading the source material, a novel with the same name created by Philip K. Dick about an alternate history where the Axis powers won World War II after dropping an atomic bomb on Washington D.C.
The United States has been partitioned into three parts: The Japanese puppet state of the Pacific States of America, which comprises the former
The series has a very interesting story. After watching episode 1 of The Man in the High Castle, I found myself fully invested in the series. What made me stick around until the end of the series is the interesting plot, where the main character Juliana Crain found a mysterious news reel that depicts an alternate history where the Allies had ACTUALLY won the second world war! Very intriguing don't you think?
The Man in the High Castle has a very dark setting and serious tone, and you can hardly find any humor in the series. Since the theme of the series is about war, there is a strong message about freedom that can be found. This series also has a science fiction feel to it but without any extra-terrestrial beings and any spaceships in it. It made you interested in the society of the new world they are living, and of course trying to understand its complex environment.
The characters were portrayed brilliantly by the actors even though they aren't very well known.
Even though the show is a little too dramatic, it won't fail to make you fascinated with the world created by Philip K. Dick, a bit terrifying, full of violence and because come on, Its a world ruled by the Nazis.
The Man in the High Castle can be a little confusing as the series progressed and a wide range of characters being introduced from the Resistance, the Nazis and the Japanese and particularly everyone that is trying to survive the new world.
This series is really fascinating that even people that aren't into history will definitely enjoy watching it. The Man in the High Castle ended at its 10th episode but there is still long way to go before the story is finished, plus Amazon has announced that season 2 is confirmed is presumably coming out this year.
My Verdict: 8.5/10