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Man in the High Castle...

#1 Post by AndyH » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:20 am

...Is hard to watch this season.
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#2 Post by HuckleberryFun » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:36 am

I haven’t started watching the latest season yet. Can you tell me why it’s hard to watch without spoilers?
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#3 Post by Bisbee » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:28 am

Hmmm. Hard to watch? Do tell.
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#4 Post by AndyH » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:54 am

I'm not going to spoil it, gents. It's good - no doubt. We'll talk after you've watched it. ;)
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#5 Post by AZAndy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:56 am

Are you talking about the Year Zero project? I was a little troubled by that.
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#6 Post by Bisbee » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:23 am

Just starting to watch Season 3 tonight. You know I had this feeling that is hard to shake... I had it before when watching the first two season and the feeling is wonderfully encapsulated in the Beginning Montage of the show.

The fictional United States in Season Three starts in 1960's America. This is, of course, an America that lost WWII and which did not have to contend with wars in Korea and Vietnam. Most importantly, it is a country in which the 60's never happened. Their 60's is merely an extension of the 50's; a harder, meaner 50's but a country that we all recognize as fundamentally "Americana".

The rise of Turnip in (our) America not only revealed the inherent racism that has never been resolved in our country's collective soul, it has also shed light on its inherent fascination with fascism. That is what this Amazon series actually underscored: That 1950's America and Nazism actually fit like hand and glove. And although we actually did experience our 60's and 70's, I think our 1980's proved once again that, "What's good for GM is good for America." The Man in the High Castle shows us how -like racism- we've never truly faced nor come to terms with our fascistic (imperialistic) nature.

And that, is indeed hard to watch.
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#7 Post by Bardo » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:09 am

We cant come to terms with putting down a twinkie to avoid having our feet cut off. You think we, collectively, could do such a sophisticated feat as face our own prejudices?

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#8 Post by Bisbee » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:28 am

Sheeit, we do it all the time! It's just the assh*les that get press coverage.

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#9 Post by equin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:25 am

I've seen the first two seasons and enjoyed the show, but I thought the first season was better than the second one. I haven't started on the third season.

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#10 Post by HuckleberryFun » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:29 pm

I was affected by the scene where Julia comes across the place of execution and Kempetai mass grave pit in Golden Gate Park that holds her sister’s body: the consequences of defeat. Amazon Prime had a contest of sorts in which they made several pilots and subscribers got to vote on which one they wanted to be made into a series. I voted for The Man in the High Castle, saying in my comment that while many Phillip K Dick adaptations are just awful, this one is well done and looks promising. Someone listened. You’re Welcome.

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