Finally getting around to watching the original Amazon series “The Man in the High Castle” and it is riveting. The opening sequence design, which won an Emmy, is worth it all by itself. The slow pace of the first episodes may turn off some viewers at first, but its creeping and disturbing momentum supports a framework of anxious and unsettling resonance. It is very well crafted, and I am impressed by everything about it, from the design and ambiance to the casting and performances.

I showed my family the opening credits with about a minute of episode 1, and they gasped out loud. It’s striking!

Can’t wait until Amazon releases this on DVD. I have Amazon Prime, so I watch an episode on my free bandwidth allotment every night after midnight. Which is why I am up at 1 AM writing this recommendation.

Direct link to episode 1 here.