Thanks, Amazon.
Thanks, Amazon.

A very good "TV" show you haven't heard of

There's a very well-done hour-long show that you very well may not know about. Thankfully, you have me to tell you about it.  Well, and Amazon.  "The Man in the High Castle" debuted last week on Amazon Prime, and I watched it Friday night.  Wow.

Somewhat hard to classify, it's not pure science fiction or pure drama rather a seemingly realistic (and bleak) view of the United States if we and the Allied Powers had lost WWII.  It's most likely set in the past but is fairly timeless and in its own way modern.  Really, it doesn't matter when the show is set it's just supposed to be at some point post WWII. 

Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), "The Man in the High Castle" shows a "United States" that's controlled by Japan and Germany.  I haven't read the book, but after watching its pilot I'm hooked.  The premise is interesting, characters inviting and not too overbearing, and while it's deep and thoughtful, it's not too deep.

My "TV" viewing, maybe like yours, has totally gone away from cable and the major networks.  It's all Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO and a few others. 

The best thing about this show is that's it's only a pilot.  It has a bit of slow burn to a plot twist too so it bodes well for future episodes.  So -- if you need a new show to tempt a hopeful binge watching pleasure tune into "The Man in the High Castle" tonight. 


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