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Thumbs up Man in the High Castle Trailer



I know of some succesfull movie adaptions of the books of Philip K. Dick,
such as 'Blade Runner' and 'Minority Report',
and this series, with the involvment of Ridley Scott, seems to have all the potential to become another hit.

Even an ample minute and a half was enough to reel me in;
especially by the gritty 'Zeitgeist' of this alternate world
and I found myself hoping the trailer would go on and on.
You can imagine my joy when I discovered that one can watch the first episode for free
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It looks very good!

When is it coming? And where can one watch the first episode?

Speaking of Minority Report, that, too is coming soon as a series. Not so sure about that one.
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Go to 'Amazon.com' and type in: 'man in the high castle'
chose the one with 'amazon instant video'
after that it becomes self explanatory.

EDIT: Better yet

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I read the book back in my teen years iirc. Very dry read.
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I read the book back in my teen years iirc. Very dry read.
Same here, late teens iirc
I found that the book was not worked out very well.
Superior material to work with but I had expected more of its execution.
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Same here, late teens iirc
I found that the book was not worked out very well.
Superior material to work with but I had expected more of its execution.
Exactly, so much to work with but it never grabbed me. Never did finish it.
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Go to 'Amazon.com' and type in: 'man in the high castle'
chose the one with 'amazon instant video'
after that it becomes self explanatory.

EDIT: Better yet

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Thanks for the recommendation Major Sennef,

I watched the first episode on Amazon Instant video. I thought it was an interesting pilot episode , I will be looking forward to the series.
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Same here, late teens iirc
I found that the book was not worked out very well.
Superior material to work with but I had expected more of its execution.

I agree with both of you. I read it a few years ago, Iím still waiting for something, anything, to happen.
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I agree with both of you. I read it a few years ago, Iím still waiting for something, anything, to happen.
We may have here one of those cases where the film is better than the book
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I saw the entire first season.

I thought the series was well executed. Interesting characters and plot turns. I have very limited patience for series that center around vague mysteries that the writers are intentionally leaving open so they are filled with endless pointless "clues" and meaningless "twists" (aka Lost or the grand conspiracy in the X-Files) I wish more had been resolved in the first season but it did end with a massive teaser that makes me want to come back for more.
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Been binge-watching seasons 1 and 2

Apart from its contents and gritty Zeitgeist
I was slightly disturbed by the fact that that its makers make me find certain SS men such as John Smith, Heinrich Himmler and even Hitler sympathetic,
while at the same time causing me to hope that the American Resistance would not win.

I have never experiened this before
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Well, the Nazis and Imperial Japan were defeated once, and they aren't coming back. Better to make the film more realistic, it should be Democratic liberalism controlling the country under Obama or Clinton and conservative patriots trying to restore the country to its former greatness.
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I watched the first couple of episodes at which point my eyes glazed over and I was left in wonder how something so boring could possibly have a second season.
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