The man in the high castle.

The man in the high castle.

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ClockworkCupcake

62,459 posts

221 months

Wednesday 18th May 2016
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marcosgt said:
Perhaps that was a mistake in hindsight, but I still found most of the characters pretty hard to get emotionally attached to and the pace a bit glacial...
I completely agree with you. yes


ClockworkCupcake

62,459 posts

221 months

Wednesday 18th May 2016
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It's not actually made clear if he did indeed shift realities or whether we were just "in his head" when he had a vivid vision. Either works.

ClockworkCupcake

62,459 posts

221 months

Monday 23rd May 2016
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Well, I finished reading the book over the weekend (I've been busy the last few weeks and hadn't had a chance to return to it).

Now, I'm usually a fan of PDK's books but this was a disjointed mess that rather fizzled out at the end. I'd even go as far as to say it was half-baked and read like a first draft rather than a completed book.

It's rare that a dramatisation can be far better than its source material but in this case the TV Show far surpassed the book.


*Fletch*

269 posts

132 months

Wednesday 1st June 2016
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Agree with the slow pace comments and lack of attachment to the characters.

I haven't read the book and I was hoping for a secret Nazi experiment with Time travel to be responsible for the shift in realities.

The Nazi fascination with super weapons would have been a great addition to the story.

ClockworkCupcake

62,459 posts

221 months

Tuesday 11th October 2016
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Jonesy23

3,921 posts

85 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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Season 2 now available to watch!

cirian75

3,255 posts

182 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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Jonesy23 said:
Season 2 now available to watch!
There's goes my weekend

El stovey

29,488 posts

212 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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cirian75 said:
Jonesy23 said:
Season 2 now available to watch!
There's goes my weekend
Brilliant. That and Goliath are the best things on Amazon.

CrutyRammers

9,624 posts

147 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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Sweet. Just finished the first one and enjoyed it, so will be nice and fresh for S2

davepoth

29,395 posts

148 months

Sunday 18th December 2016
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Better than the first season I thought, plenty of stuff happening.

I weirdly want to go on holiday to Albert Speer's Berlin now.

BlackpoolRock

1,183 posts

101 months

Monday 19th December 2016
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I'm coming to the end of S2. I may be being a bit simple but I'm struggling to work out what is going on with the Japanese trade minister and where he is ? and why Juliana is in the picture ?

ClockworkCupcake

62,459 posts

221 months

Monday 19th December 2016
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I think I am going to have to bow out of this thread until I have watched S2 as the risk of spoilers is too high. I do appreciate that people are being guarded in what they say, but it's only going to take one person to spoil it.


Lugy

698 posts

132 months

Monday 19th December 2016
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I've been a bit late to the party with this series, glad I finally did though, I found myself gripped all the way through and finished the last one this afternoon, I'd read quite a few negative reviews but certainly wouldn't agree with them. Just need to find something else to binge on now!

lemmingjames

5,942 posts

153 months

Monday 19th December 2016
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BlackpoolRock said:
I'm coming to the end of S2. I may be being a bit simple but I'm struggling to work out what is going on with the Japanese trade minister and where he is ? and why Juliana is in the picture ?
Im the same as you, admittedly i did watch it in the background sorta thing. The Jap Trad, at the end of s1, i thought was writing a book based on a parallel universe, som im guessing this is all a figment of his imagination with some of the main characters being people in his everyday life or have i got the wrong end of the stick and need to rewatch and pay attention?

davek_964

6,305 posts

124 months

Saturday 24th December 2016
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Just started watching this - been meaning to for a while, but very impressed with the first two episodes. Manages to have a proper air of menace about it with a few twists thrown into the mix too.

Only negative so far was the slightly ridiculous outcome of the ambush of the ober Fuhrer bloke in episode two - when half a dozen people are firing machine guns at you there is only one likely outcome.

Other than that though, it's a while since I've watched anything that held my attention so much. Impressed.

davepoth

29,395 posts

148 months

Saturday 24th December 2016
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lemmingjames said:
BlackpoolRock said:
I'm coming to the end of S2. I may be being a bit simple but I'm struggling to work out what is going on with the Japanese trade minister and where he is ? and why Juliana is in the picture ?
Im the same as you, admittedly i did watch it in the background sorta thing. The Jap Trad, at the end of s1, i thought was writing a book based on a parallel universe, som im guessing this is all a figment of his imagination with some of the main characters being people in his everyday life or have i got the wrong end of the stick and need to rewatch and pay attention?
It's made clear in the last episode (I think - I watched them all back to back) that it's real - the alternate universe(s?) is/are the source of the films, and the trade minister's assistant came from a universe where the A-Bombs were dropped on Japan.

DuraAce

3,273 posts

109 months

Thursday 29th December 2016
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Enjoyed the first season but second is dross. 4 episodes in and I am thinking of giving up. Nothing much happening and bit confusing.
Push on or bin it?

Jonesy23

3,921 posts

85 months

Thursday 29th December 2016
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Worth sticking with I think, fills out the story and answers a lot of the questions. Does take a while for much to happen in the beginning.

Also a lot more shades of grey in who is good and bad compared to the first season.

Could easily be left with how Season 2 ends but there's room for more.

I wasn't sure about it at first but enjoyed it from pretty much Ep. 5 onwards.

JB!

5,254 posts

129 months

Thursday 5th January 2017
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Jonesy23 said:
Worth sticking with I think, fills out the story and answers a lot of the questions. Does take a while for much to happen in the beginning.

Also a lot more shades of grey in who is good and bad compared to the first season.

Could easily be left with how Season 2 ends but there's room for more.

I wasn't sure about it at first but enjoyed it from pretty much Ep. 5 onwards.
Same, have 8, 9, 10 to go of S2 and it's really ramped up.

JB!

5,254 posts

129 months

Thursday 5th January 2017
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davepoth said:
Better than the first season I thought, plenty of stuff happening.

I weirdly want to go on holiday to Albert Speer's Berlin now.
WRT spoiler Same here!!!!