What to watch: The Man in the High Castle seasons 1-4

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In an alternate reality where the Axis powers won World War 2, Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) begins to rebel when she finds out there might be a way to change history. (PHOTO: AMAZON PRIME VIDEO)
In an alternate reality where the Axis powers won World War 2, Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) begins to rebel when she finds out there might be a way to change history. (PHOTO: AMAZON PRIME VIDEO)

Rating: 5/5

It’s always unsettling for the viewer when the motivations of an antagonist seem equally as justifiable as those of the protagonist. Even more so when these are characters in a story based on World War 2 history – just with a different outcome.

Based on the book by Philip K Dick, this series is set in an alternate reality in which the Axis powers won decades ago and the US is under the rule of Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany. After she discovers footage showing an America in which the Allies won the war, a brave young American woman, Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos from The Chronicles of Riddick), goes on a mission to stop the Nazis from also conquering parallel universes. To do so she embarks on a perilous journey to find the clues to a future that Hitler (Wolf Muser) and his henchmen are determined to prevent anyone from knowing about.

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