The Man in the High Castle

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Violence, tension in gripping dystopian thriller.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 12 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

I’m really enjoying it so far!

It’s a great show, very well written so far and the acting has been amazing - especially in its subtly. I didn’t think I’d be interested but I was wrong. The show portrays realistic and complex characters, which just makes the show so much better and has the characters earning your endearment or liking toward them instead of telling you who you like and who are the bad guys. On to the kid related stuff: There is lot’s of violence, it’s very harsh, direct and realistic, so not gorey. But it might be a bit scary or shocking for kids if they haven’t seen anything like this before. It’s equal between men and women as well. You see people being blown up, gunned down, executed by a shot to the head and dead bodies, war scenes. It’s very political and might require someone who can keep up or understand to watch it, so I imagine younger teens wouldn’t be interested. There is nudity, from season 3 it changes and becomes quite graphic and heavily sexual. You see and man and woman in undies performing sexually for a solider, the woman is topless and you see a lot of her, it’s very sexualised content. There is another scene where you see another woman topless while working. So not for kids at all. I haven’t seen the actual episodes yet, just saw it online but I’m disappointed. In the seasons 1 and 2, there is breasts shown but it’s in the background and not a focal point of the scene and isn’t sexualised.

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Too much sex
age 13+

Fascinating revisionist-history thriller is one of Amazon Prime's best offerings.

"The Man in the High Castle" is a grim, complex, and white-knuckled political thriller with outstanding performances, strong writing and a staggering attention to detail. Based off Philip K. Dick's novel of the same name, this series tells the tale of an alternate 20th century where the United States is colonized by Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany after the allies lose WWII. America has been cleaved into the Japanese controlled "Pacific States" and the German controlled "Greater Nazi Reich". But amid the oppression, a rebellion is brewing. Though there are numerous action scenes, The Man in the High Castle showcases a tense standoff between rebels and government agents, between political moguls and their enemies.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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