TV Review: New Amazon pilots include a promising Philip K. Dick adaptation

Somewhat overshadowed in the announcement of Amazon Studios’ upcoming series from Woody Allen: This week marks the start of Amazon’s first pilot season in 2015, in which Amazon users can choose the shows that will join Allen’s series, Transparent, Mozart In The Jungle, Red Oaks, and Bosch on Prime Instant Video. Below, The A.V. Club offers its thoughts on Amazon’s seven new drama and comedy pilots, along with a review of one of the studio’s new children’s offerings.

The Man In The High Castle

Philip K. Dick’s alternate-history novel The Man In The High Castle has one hell of a premise: What if the Allies lost the Second World War? One of the first great pleasures of the pilot episode of this adaptation is how cleverly it introduces that premise without ever stooping to expository narration or introductory text. Instead, the world of …

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