With season 3 of The Man in the High Castle on our doorstep, it was about time I finished #2. So let’s see whether it’s any good!
In this season, Joe finds out more about his past while John Smith has to deal with a plot against Hitler. Juliana is still trying to find out what the movies of the man in the high castle mean as the world falls apart…
You might know my review on the novel and that I was less than impressed by Philip K. Dick. I had expected to much more. And this show finally delivers. Season 1 built up to many of the fascinating moments in season 2.
I love that we dive deeper into the characters’ life and souls which makes the whole thing even more interesting. In this show nothing is just black and white. Even the worst monster has a humane side. The side plot with Smith’s family was very moving and extremely conflicting. There are many plot twist you won’t see coming and I can’t wait to see where season 3 will take us in that regard.
Once again I’d like to praise the cast. Alexa Davalos is amazing as Juliana, but the real star of this season is Quinn Lord who plays the son of Obergruppenführer Smith. He really moved me and broke my heart.
While the different plot strings back in the States are all quite interesting, the one in Berlin was a bit irritating. The main thing is very interesting but especially Bella Heathcote’s character didn’t convince me. Maybe we’ll see more of her and she’ll get some depth too, but so far she’s not my favorite.
Season 2 of The Man in the High Castle is strong and give you a lot of food for thought. I have no idea where the story will take us, so I’m very excited for season 3!
Did you watch the season? Let me know in the comments what you think!