The Man In High Castle

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  1. Oct 17, 2018
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    The Firestarter Full Member

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    Was expecting a bit more from the season finale...
  2. Oct 19, 2018
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    I probably wrote this in one of the previous pages, but it's one of the bigger TV misses I've seen. So much potential, but a lot of the characters and boring and the story is super, super slow. Stuff that should have been happening late in season one are only happening late in season three. It's like the whole thing is going nowhere. Also,

    I find it funny that films from another universe would convince people that they can defeat the Nazis. In the reality we know, it was done by the huge army forces of the USA, Britain, etc. They no longer have those, so how on earth do they think they can do that?
  3. Oct 21, 2018
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    I'm in the middle of season 2 now and I'm considering not bothering with season 3 if it doesn't pick up.

    Dreary, slow, everyone in it from the Nazis to the resistance are hideously awful. Even the sympathetic 'not all Nazis are as bad as each other' angle fails as there's nothing good about John Smith.

    Only thing mildly interesting is the trade minister's reality jumping storyline and that's not being expanded on enough. It's like a show that cons people into thinking it's a good show through great visuals, some good acting and world building, but is actually empty underneath it all.

    Also, that whiny, king of stating the obvious Ed McCarthy has to be one of the worst characters on TV that's not a villain or antagonist.
  4. Oct 21, 2018
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    Klopper76 "Did you see Fabinho against Red Star & Cardiff?"

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    It all ended up fairly underwhelming in the end.

    It's an interesting concept which makes the first season a fascinating watch, but season's 2 and 3 come across as rather dull.
  5. Oct 21, 2018
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    I think they are trying to prevent nazis conquering other worlds , and possibly getting help from there as well.
  6. Mar 21, 2019
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Season 4 trailer - the final season

  7. Mar 21, 2019
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    Welsh Wonder A dribbling mess on the sauce

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    Was season 3 any good? I held off on watching it cause 2 was quite boring and then I completely forgot about it until this thread bump.
  8. Mar 21, 2019
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    Gave up on this sometime during season 2 - too slow for me.
  9. Mar 21, 2019
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    The end of Season 2 was really good from memory. But I havent got round to watching Season 3 yet.
  10. Mar 21, 2019
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    I found series 3 quite hard work. Too good to give up on but not quite good enough to really enjoy. It always feels like its on the brink of being interesting, without ever quite delivering.
  11. Mar 21, 2019
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    It's starting to get a bit sci-fi now. Can't wait for the next season!
  12. Mar 21, 2019
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    Every season seems to end with a hint that full on sci fi is about to break out.
  13. Mar 21, 2019
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    Same. The trailer for the 4th season looks like it's just continued that decline and might be time to give it up. Will watch the first couple of episodes but if it still often feels like a chore, I'll pass
  14. Mar 21, 2019
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    I really struggled with season 2 in the same manner, and I started season 3 and stopped 10 minutes into the first episode. I really want to enjoy the show as it is quality but I can't force it. Not giving up on it, but i'll probably start and finish whole seasons of other shows before I complete season 3.
  15. Mar 22, 2019
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    Adebesi Full Member

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    Yeah. My struggles with season 3 are a continuation of how I felt about 2.

    I love the concept of the show. I loved season 1. The book is great. I want to love this show, I really do.

    I just don't though.
  16. Mar 22, 2019
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    Same here. I love the concept of the programme but they're just not pulling it off. When the Japanese guy started to see things from a different future I started to lose interest as could see it going down the "lost" route of turning a waste of my time
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    I did exactly the same.
  18. Mar 22, 2019
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    Adebesi Full Member

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    Exactly the right comparison.

    I thought the sci fi element to it could have worked, Im not against different futures story line in theory, but the way it is being handled IS reminiscent of Lost.
  19. Mar 22, 2019
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    I enjoyed season 1, mostly I think due to the intrigue of the story, but I gave up halfway through season 2 and haven't watched any more. The comparisons to Lost in previous posts are pretty spot on I think.
    I might go back and watch the whole thing again sometime, then again maybe not.
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    Loved the book, series was shite though.
  21. Mar 23, 2019

    Loublaze ATLien

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    I thought I was the only one. In other cases where I lose interest in a show, it happens pretty quickly in the first season. I also struggled with season 2 of Netflix's Marco Polo. Season one was a breeze to binge, but I gave up on season 2. I had to restart the first episode a few times because I couldn't finish it and forgot what was going on altogether.