The Man in the High Castle

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  • TV-MA
  • 2015
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.9  (109,673)

The Man in the High Castle is a gripping and thought-provoking series produced by Amazon Studios. The show, which ran for four seasons from 2015 to 2019, explores an alternate universe where the Axis powers emerged victorious in World War II, resulting in the United States being divided into three parts: the Japanese Pacific States, the Greater Nazi Reich, and the Neutral Zone.

The story is centered around the lives of several characters who are caught up in the political turmoil of this alternate world. At the center of it all is Juliana Crain, played by Alexa Davalos. Juliana is a young woman living in Japanese-occupied San Francisco who becomes embroiled in a resistance movement after her sister Trudy is killed by the Kempeitai, the Japanese secret police. Juliana sets out to find out what her sister was involved in, only to discover a film reel that suggests that the Allies won the war. This discovery sets her on a dangerous journey across the continent, where she must navigate shifting allegiances and political intrigue in order to get the film to the mysterious "Man in the High Castle."

Nobusuke Tagomi, played by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, is a high-ranking Japanese official who is tasked with overseeing the development of the Pacific States. Despite his loyalty to the Japanese Empire, Tagomi is a sympathetic and nuanced character who is deeply troubled by the cruelty of his own government. He is often caught between his duty to his country and his conscience, and his journey throughout the series is one of the most compelling and emotionally resonant.

Ed McCarthy, played by DJ Qualls, is a mechanic from San Francisco who becomes involved in the resistance movement after meeting Juliana. He is a quirky and endearing character who provides a lot of the show's comic relief, but he is also brave and loyal. Doc, played by Geoffrey Blake, is a scientist who is part of the resistance movement. He is brilliant but eccentric, and his work on the mystery of the film reel is key to the plot of the show.

Inspector Kido, played by Joel de la Fuente, is a high-ranking officer in the Kempeitai who is tasked with tracking down the people responsible for circulating the subversive film. He is ruthless and dogged in his pursuit of justice, but he also has a complicated personal life that is slowly revealed over the course of the series.

Joe Blake, played by Luke Kleintank, is a young man who is recruited by the resistance movement to transport the film across the country. He is initially portrayed as a loyal Nazi soldier, but as the series progresses, his loyalties begin to shift. Don Warren, played by Michael Rispoli, is a small-time gangster who becomes embroiled in the resistance movement after meeting Juliana. He is a complex and morally ambiguous character who is often at odds with the other members of the resistance.

John Smith, played by Rufus Sewell, is a high-ranking Nazi official who is tasked with maintaining order in the Greater Nazi Reich. He is a ruthless and cunning leader who is driven by a deep sense of loyalty to his own vision of the Nazi ideology. His character is one of the most fascinating and complex in the series, and his journey throughout the show is one of the most compelling.

Frank Frink, played by Rupert Evans, is Juliana's boyfriend and a talented artist. He is also Jewish, which makes him a target in the Japanese-occupied San Francisco. Frank becomes involved in the resistance movement after Juliana disappears, and his journey throughout the series is one of the most emotionally charged.

Overall, The Man in the High Castle is a gripping and thought-provoking series that takes viewers on a journey through an alternate world that is both terrifying and compelling. The characters are complex and nuanced, and their struggles are portrayed with sensitivity and depth. The show is a must-watch for anyone who is interested in alternate history, political intrigue, or complex character-driven dramas.

The Man in the High Castle is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on January 15, 2015.

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Fire from the Gods
10. Fire from the Gods
November 15, 2019
On the brink of an inevitable Nazi invasion, the BCR brace for impact as Kido races against the clock to find his son. Childan offers everything he has to make his way back to Yukiko. Helen is forced to choose whether or not to betray her husband, as she and Smith travel by high speed train to the Portal - with Juliana and Wyatt lying in wait.
For Want of a Nail
9. For Want of a Nail
November 15, 2019
Smith and Helen's true loyalties are placed on trial by an old nemesis. The BCR struggles to maintain order across the JPS. Kido is forced to confront his atrocities. Bands of roving vigilantes threaten Childan and Yukiko.
Hitler Has Only Got One Ball
8. Hitler Has Only Got One Ball
November 15, 2019
Juliana's instincts about Helen are put to the ultimate test. As San Francisco evacuates, Kido goes in search of his son, only to find himself a captive. A letter arrives, forever changing Childan and Yukiko's lives. The BCR receives an unexpected offer of help from the Yakuza. Abendsen condemns Smith with his final prediction.
No Masters But Ourselves
7. No Masters But Ourselves
November 15, 2019
The BCR launches a massive assault across the JPS, and Kido finds the fate of the Empire in his hands. Childan becomes a captive of the Kempeitai. Helen resolves to support her husband by re-entering public life. Juliana and Wyatt arrive in New York to plan a daring new strategy against Smith.
All Serious Daring
6. All Serious Daring
November 15, 2019
John Smith discovers that one can get lost on the path not taken. Juliana attempts to decode hidden messages from Abendsen. Amid voices of dissent, Bell devises a new strategy for the BCR. Kido must decide where his true loyalties lie, even if it costs him the Empire.
Mauvaise Foi
5. Mauvaise Foi
November 15, 2019
John Smith is forced to confront the choices he's made. The Empire attempts secret peace talks with the BCR. Kido arrests a traitor, threatening to divide the Japanese against themselves. Helen is assigned a new security minder. Juliana reunites with Wyatt to plan the fall of the American Reich.
Happy Trails
4. Happy Trails
November 15, 2019
John and Helen host Himmler and his wife for dinner, along with a new and dangerous threat from Berlin, Obergruppenfu?hrer Wilhlem Goertzmann. Juliana returns to the High Castle world, arriving in the destroyed ruins of what is now known as
The Box
3. The Box
November 15, 2019
Wyatt's rebels and the BCR join forces to attack Tokyo's elite at Robert Childan's auction. Helen comes back to the Reich to protect her children. Kido receives an unexpected call from the Yakuza. Smith sends an assassin to kill Juliana.
Every Door Out...
2. Every Door Out...
November 15, 2019
John Smith receives key intelligence from his officers at the Die Nebenwelt complex, while back at home, he struggles with the changing dynamics of his family. Bell Mallory and the BCR join forces with Wyatt Price's rebels. Kido tries to bond with his estranged son, Toru. As Childan prepares for the biggest event of his career, he makes a connection with his Japanese assistant. Juliana discovers an enemy in one world can be a friend in another.
Hexagram 64
1. Hexagram 64
November 15, 2019
Juliana Crain finds herself in a new world. In the wake of an attack on Trade Minister Tagomi, Chief Inspector Kido begins a crackdown against the suspected culprits: the Black Communist Rebellion. John Smith leads a military incursion into the Neutral Zone to capture Wyatt Price and his rebel army. Helen Smith's new independence is tested as John comes to claim his daughters.
Where to Watch The Man in the High Castle
The Man in the High Castle is available for streaming on the Amazon Studios website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Man in the High Castle on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    January 15, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (109,673)