Sunday, January 7, 2018

Man in the High Castle...

I've always been a fan of the "what would've happened if?" scenarios. That being said the Amazon Prime show Man in the High Castle based on the book by Philip K. Dick takes it to a whole new level. I didn't realize how much so until I watched it last night. Full disclosure, my laptop is old. It doesn't play videos or stream the way a newer one would, so I couldn't watch season 2 for a month or so. Last night I decided to check and for some unknown reason it worked again, so I watched the first three episodes of season 2.
Rufus Sewell as Obergrupenfuhrer John Smith is sensational. He is despicable and rotten, but would do anything for his family. His wife Helen loves him unconditionally and so do his three children. It's such an interesting contrast creatively because you see him as this terrible Nazi killer, but then being this loving father and husband. Well done to the writers.
I do not watch any scripted shows, tv, or stream. However when I read the concept for this show I was intrigued. It was the what if scenario you dream about seeing. Maybe dream about is a little much, but you get my drift. Anyway, Season 1 was great. Then the computer decided to stop playing Amazon Prime very well. In the meantime I watched a show on American Heroes Channel about the Nazi post war plan, and how Hitler made plans for Berlin in what was to be called Germania.When I watched Man in the High Castle last night they had those same plans in the show. I just didn't know it when I saw the first time.
The show had the 400,000 seat dome that was supposed to be in the middle of Berlin. There are also other structures that have been mentioned as well. I'm very impressed with the detail they've gone to. The show is frightening in so many ways to think what my life would be like if the Nazi's had won.
We're fortunate to have had leaders like Churchill, FDR, Truman, Montgomery, Patton, and MacArthur as well as others to avoid that. If you haven't seen this show I highly recommend it. Now I have to buy the book!

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