The Man in the High Castle

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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Pat O'Banton » 03 Dec 2015, 13:27

Well done. I've seen the first two. No idea what's going on but it looks good.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Jeemo » 20 Dec 2015, 23:21

Just finished it, really enjoyed it although it doesn't explain the films and the last scene is bonkers as Prof said. Season 2 has been commissioned.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Toby » 09 Mar 2016, 11:58

I'm about halfway through. I like the look of it - I'm not so sure about the adaptation but I'll see it through.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Polishgirl » 18 Jul 2016, 12:20

We've just recently got Amazon Prime, so I'm about 4 episodes in. It's ok, but I don't find it very suspenseful. The drabness of it is effective, though, and I'm always MORE than happy to gaze at Rufus Sewell in uniform. Oh baby.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Fonz » 18 Jul 2016, 14:14

Polishgirl wrote:We've just recently got Amazon Prime, so I'm about 4 episodes in. It's ok, but I don't find it very suspenseful. The drabness of it is effective, though, and I'm always MORE than happy to gaze at Rufus Sewell in uniform. Oh baby.



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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Polishgirl » 18 Jul 2016, 15:42

Fonz wrote:
Polishgirl wrote:We've just recently got Amazon Prime, so I'm about 4 episodes in. It's ok, but I don't find it very suspenseful. The drabness of it is effective, though, and I'm always MORE than happy to gaze at Rufus Sewell in uniform. Oh baby.



A Nazi uniform!


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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Polishgirl » 19 Jul 2016, 16:51

Actually, despite the considerable appeal of Rufus Sewell, I've given up with this. Really quite boring
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby pcqgod » 19 Jul 2016, 22:36

I think I'll wait for the dvd.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby yomptepi » 19 Jul 2016, 22:55

I loved it. The joy of was in detail. And i loved the whole idea of the USA being split down the rockies. The ending was a bit un nerving, but there is going to be another season, so maybe that will all work out.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby pcqgod » 19 Jul 2016, 23:21

Fonz wrote:
Polishgirl wrote:We've just recently got Amazon Prime, so I'm about 4 episodes in. It's ok, but I don't find it very suspenseful. The drabness of it is effective, though, and I'm always MORE than happy to gaze at Rufus Sewell in uniform. Oh baby.



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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Polishgirl » 20 Jul 2016, 13:15

Not *quite* as appealing as Mr Sewell's.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby martha » 21 Jul 2016, 00:11

Completely different than the PKD novel, but that's actually good in many ways. The show is quite good and engaging.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby pcqgod » 21 Jul 2016, 01:44

I can't think of any PKD adaptations that are actually close to the source material.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Phil T » 21 Jul 2016, 15:19

pcqgod wrote:I can't think of any PKD adaptations that are actually close to the source material.


I'd love to see someone do a good film (or even tv) adaptation of Ubik.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby yomptepi » 21 Jul 2016, 17:18

A Scanner darkly was pretty close. A very weird film to compliment a very weird , and very depressing book.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 30 Jul 2017, 21:23

I'm on episode 3. Nothing like the book (which is fine, the book is poor) but this is a bit corny and so full of exposition. People keep explaining scenes.
I'm not sold, though Mrs K is enjoying it.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 30 Jul 2017, 21:35

And the "Marshall" is a fucking ridiculous character.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 01 Sep 2017, 23:21

Mrs K is still enjoying this. We're on series 2. It's fucking rubbish.
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