Friday, February 24, 2017
I have now viewed the complete second series of "The Man In The High Castle." I shan't give away the ending. It is superb. The whole of this series, as well as the first, has kept me wanting to watch the next episode. It's very convincing and in some instances, chilling. I can't wait for the third season, which is currently in the works.
I have wanted to see the new BBC1 serial based on Len Deighton's novel "S-S:G.B." which is similar to "Man In The High Castle" which imagines a world in which the Nazis won World War II, but in this series it shows Britain instead of the U.S.A. under the heel of the Nazi's. I'm afraid it's nowhere near as good and I gave up after no more than 20 minutes. It's just unwatchable. It's too gloomy and predictable. The dialogue is really hammy. I can't believe the BBC, which is generally so good at doing drama, particularly adaptations of novels, could allow this standard of quality to slip through the net. How on earth anyone can write such cliched dialogue is beyond me. It's just not worth the time and effort to watch so I'll leave off writing this and find something else to watch. They've used a great deal of C.G.I. to create a world which has been changed by the German invasion and it just doesn't convince.