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4. The Man in the High Castle

Based on the 1962 novel of the same name by science fiction giant Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle is a chilling, yet still compelling, drama of alternate history. The streaming television series premiered in January 2015 and was one of the most successful original shows created for Amazon.

In the world of The Man in the High Castle, history has taken a far different turn. World War II was won by the Axis Powers, and the former United States is now divided between a Japanese puppet state on the west coast, a Nazi puppet state on the east, and a tense neutral zone between the two. The events of the series takes place in an alternate 1962, where tensions between the nations are high and a resistance is slowly gaining ground.

A mysterious figure, known as “the man in the high castle” is gathering newsreels that depict a strange alternate history in which the Allies won World War II. One of the main characters, Juliana Crane, is given one such newsreel and undertakes the task of getting it to the central neutral zone.

The newsreels themselves are pretty mysterious. They appear to depict a reality that is different both from our own and that of the show, and may in fact represent multiple different timelines. If histories and mysteries both intrigue you, then check out The Man in the High Castle.

Where to watch: Amazon