Search is Broken so I Don't Know if there's already a Man in the High Castle TV show thread

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sarahell, Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:37 (two years ago) link

Some discussion here: Netflix Watch Instantly Recommendation Thread

I'm not 100% but haven't located it

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:41 (two years ago) link

also discussed here: philip k dick C/D, S+D

mark s, Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:42 (two years ago) link

(located via google, which is not broken)

mark s, Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:42 (two years ago) link

I didn't feel like scrolling through years worth of posts about his books to get to what appears to be only a few posts about the show

sarahell, Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:44 (two years ago) link

I do feel like, outside of Walking Dead, this is probably the most depressing feel-bad American TV fictional (har har har) drama going. I'm super into it, but also have problems with it, which makes me more into it.

sarahell, Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:46 (two years ago) link

It has these details and juxtapositions that remind me of Mad Men in the stylized way they would comment on cultural attitudes, practices, etc. and then there are things like a discussion of extermination camps cutting to Smith cheerfully cleaning the oven in his kitchen

sarahell, Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:50 (two years ago) link

I watched two episodes but couldn't get into it, seemed too much about a couple of individual stories and not enough about the world they existed in. But bound to give it another try sooner or later.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Monday, 6 March 2017 00:00 (two years ago) link

i binged first series with some pleasure, but bailed during first ep of second -- possibly bcz it now all seemed a bit close to home :|

mark s, Monday, 6 March 2017 00:03 (two years ago) link

BBC's SSGB is not very good either, although most criticisms have been more like "the mumbling Nazi collaborators are indecipherable"

calzino, Monday, 6 March 2017 00:10 (two years ago) link

is that one based on the Len Deighton book?

sarahell, Monday, 6 March 2017 00:15 (two years ago) link

yup

mark s, Monday, 6 March 2017 00:17 (two years ago) link

I think that's one of the few of his I haven't read

sarahell, Monday, 6 March 2017 00:46 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Anyone dig into season 3 yet?

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:49 (one year ago) link

About 3 in. Not that inclined to push on.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:40 (one year ago) link

I made it through two episodes - I'm out.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 15 October 2018 20:36 (one year ago) link

Gave up halfway through episode 4.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Monday, 15 October 2018 20:46 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

I hated the book (mostly because I was disappointed since the idea was interesting but it was soooo boring in its execution) : is the TV show following the book's story closely ? Is it better ?

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 19 July 2019 11:06 (four months ago) link

four months pass...

Hilarious bit of inside info from a very untrustworthy rumor site: https://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2019/11/blind-items-revealed-22-anniversary.html

Blind Items Revealed #22 - Anniversary Month
June 16, 2016

Even though there are hundreds of great stories about producers and showrunner's I rarely write about them unless they also involve some celebrity because it's hard to describe a showrunner to a point where you could even garner a guess. This story was so crazy though that I had to write about it. The show is an almost television show. Did really well so it was renewed for another season with some conditions. The studio wanted it to be less depressing. Honestly, that was probably a pretty good note. They also wanted production to move at a little faster pace. The showrunner said sure and shooting began. Except that it didn't really begin.

Our showrunner, instead of speeding things up was actually running things even more slowly. Entire days of filming were wasted because of the sets he was having built. Massive sets from scratch built in public places that were taking days to build instead of hours. The scripts were no less depressing and if anything, were even more of a downer than the previous season. This led to a confrontation between the studio and the showrunner. After lots of yelling and screaming, things seemed to have been worked out. Nope.

Our showrunner just kept doing what they had been doing. So, after another week of this, the studio started e-mailing the showrunner. No response. Calling. No response. texting. No response. That left other members of the production team to deliver all of the messages which put the team on edge. Then, the suits came to town again to talk personally to our showrunner but he barricaded himself in a room on the set which was inside a television studio. He stayed there for eight hours refusing to come out. Finally he emerged, but only because he had to use the restroom. He was escorted off the set and fired from the show.

A replacement was brought in, but the showrunner had destroyed so many files about the show it took a long time before everything could be pieced back together as close to the original way as possible.

Frank Spotnitz/The Man In The High Castle

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 1 December 2019 20:24 (one week ago) link

I like how the writer avoided gender specific pronouns about half the time and the other half of the time wrote "he".

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 1 December 2019 20:33 (one week ago) link


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