The Man in the High Castle Review: “Sunrise”

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Kyle’s Review

I don’t know if I can review The Man in the High Castle’s latest episode “Sunrise” without giving away a heap of spoilers but I’ll try.

The pacing of this episode was outstanding. “Sunrise” balanced The Man in the High Castle’s many story arcs with precision. Slower arcs (what happens behind the scenes with the Germans and Japanese) were explored to provide this world with depth and to give viewers a break from threads with more immediate outcomes (Juliana and Joe in Canon City, and Frank and his extended family). But the jump cuts from short term to long term threads and the leaps back built up tension until you’re left with the spine-tingling end. The episode’s final line is fantastic and a perfect way to hold us over until the rest of The Man in the High Castle’s first season airs next month.

In short, every aspect of “Sunrise” is amazing. I used to pay for Amazon Prime for free shipping and the Kindle’s lending library, but The Man in the High Castle, along with Transparent, gives consumers plenty of reason to sign up for Amazon Video. The show may deviate from the novel at times but the heart of what made The Man in the High Castle a Hugo Award winner is still there. I can’t recommend this show highly enough.

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