TV Club: On The Man In The High Castle, impulsive decisions lead to new beginnings

In the world of The Man In The High Castle, nobody really has a plan. When you surrender at the front steps of the Nazi embassy or throw yourself on the mercy of the Yakuza and try to cut a deal, it’s an act of desperation. You’re trying to survive for that moment, not planting the first seeds of some master plot against your oppressors. The circumstances are simply too overwhelming for that, especially given that so many of these characters are on their own, stripped of any support system. One on level, this is realistic and makes sense: these people are just trying to get by, moment-to-moment, as best they can. From a storytelling standpoint, however, it can be frustrating, especially when the characterizations aren’t strong enough to convey the psychology behind the actions. It’s all right if Joe and Juliana and Frank don’t …

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