Most of the reviews praise the innovation and production of Amazon's newest instant streaming television series "The Man in the High Castle," centered on an alternative reality in which the Allies did not win WWII, but the Nazis and the Axis Powers.
While the characters themselves are fairly weak NYT says, "The character-building, unfortunately, is far weaker than the world-building. The dialogue is often B-movie grade..." the storyline and world created more than make up for it. TV.com says, "But the good news is that the concept is so good that it doesn't matter that the characters don't amount to much but conduits to the bigger picture. This is good, captivating television that manages to squeeze every bit out of its basic premise, and its pace—though at times slow—is best taken in through binging."
NPR says, "The Man in the High Castle accomplishes so much, where most new broadcast TV dramas these days don't even try."
"The Man in the High Castle is probably Amazon's best series, or second to Transparent, but no other shows on its service are even close. As for the rest of the television landscape, it's the first Amazon drama that can tangle with the big boys. This is a highly recommended watch."
"The Man in the High Castle" Season 1 will premiere on Amazon Instant Watch on Friday November 20th.