By L.A. Abbott
Several television shows about war and espionage have recently been a staple of our viewing pleasure. Recounting wars of the not so distant past and the inner dealings with politics have sparked our interest in how war works. A new Amazon original, The man in the high castle, takes that concept and spins it on its axis. Instead of a story of recent events, The man in the High Castle tells the story of a dystopic present where the axis of powers won WWII instead of the United States of America.
Acclaimed director, Ridley Scott, adapts a classic novel by literary heavyweight Philip K. Dick to share a world where the U.S.A. is split down the middle and controlled equally by Japan and Germany. The story follows an ensemble of characters that each try to find closure and truth. With the reach of the German Reich and the Japanese Kempeitai spreading across the globe, oppression runs rampant and there are a committed few try to resolve the failures of the Allies. Packed with a spiraling story of espionage from every direction, The man in the high castle leaves you wanting more.