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So far, extremely interesting.

Not even so much the show, but the basic premise.

So many musings... so hard to type on a tablet. Just saving this space for later.





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I just finished season two. Excellent.




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I like what i've seen so far but wtf is going on? Is there time travel? You can meditate and time travel?
 
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VERY different from the book but a good show with a lot of surprises.

But would the Japanese soldiers still be using bolt action rifles in 1962 (except for the Crown Princes guards) ?


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I'll be the dissenter here. Concept is interesting for sure, but season 2 has lost me. They really failed to get anywhere with the story line in season 2, and have failed utterly at explaining what is going on. I left season 1 intrigued by their overall premise but wanting some development. Expecting that in season 2, I got more confusion.
 
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I like what i've seen so far but wtf is going on? Is there time travel? You can meditate and time travel?


More like travel between realities/alternate universes. Like SIGmond said, it's handled very differently than in the book.

I like it a lot, though I think Smith's 'betrayal' of his Aryan principles is a bit out-of-character.


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Just past halfway on season 1 and really like it. Very creepy premise.


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Fair premise for a show but it seems to have traveled down the path "Lost" did meandering to a viewpoint. Won't say more to not ruin anything. But, the acting and production is good and the show is head and shoulders above most. There are good turns in it that are not predictable so you have to give it to the show/writers for creativity. Good show. If there is a season three, and thethings we see in the last episode are used, it will be interesting to see the direction.

I'd like to discus a little more when there is no chance of spoilers.




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But would the Japanese soldiers still be using bolt action rifles in 1962 (except for the Crown Princes guards) ?


If you recall in the book, the Empire of Japan was portrayed as a bit inferior technologically and not as advanced as the German Reich, so yes I could see this.


 
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Season 2 was pretty slow and only mildly interesting to me until several shows in. I think it was episode 6, giver or take, where it started getting really good. It was like they suddenly flipped a switch. I just finished 10 (season finale) and it was fantastic.
 
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I'll be the dissenter here. Concept is interesting for sure, but season 2 has lost me. They really failed to get anywhere with the story line in season 2, and have failed utterly at explaining what is going on. I left season 1 intrigued by their overall premise but wanting some development. Expecting that in season 2, I got more confusion.


I'm definitely with you there. Season 1, I picked up on the premise and enjoyed it. I could follow the story threads. I was happy that Amazon alerted me that season 2 was now available.

I watched the first 3 episodes twice and I still can't understand where they are now. I have now idea what the story is.

I mean, it's nice that there's a story line on the something something German that's being played by an actor I like - where he kills the doctor instead of his less-than-perfect son but still, I'm not seeing any over-arching story.



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I can see Smith's character as being the one that helps take down the Reich, especially given what happened at the end of Season 2.

I'd like to see some sort of red dawn scenario but I'm not sure if that's how they'll go with it.



 
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I'll be the dissenter here. Concept is interesting for sure, but season 2 has lost me. They really failed to get anywhere with the story line in season 2, and have failed utterly at explaining what is going on. I left season 1 intrigued by their overall premise but wanting some development. Expecting that in season 2, I got more confusion.


I'm definitely with you there. Season 1, I picked up on the premise and enjoyed it. I could follow the story threads. I was happy that Amazon alerted me that season 2 was now available.

I watched the first 3 episodes twice and I still can't understand where they are now. I have now idea what the story is.

I mean, it's nice that there's a story line on the something something German that's being played by an actor I like - where he kills the doctor instead of his less-than-perfect son but still, I'm not seeing any over-arching story.


It gets better. Still a few meandering episodes to go, but things start to come into focus and pick up speed nicely. The season finale both exciting and rewarding to me.
 
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It gets better. Still a few meandering episodes to go, but things start to come into focus and pick up speed nicely. The season finale both exciting and rewarding to me.


Should I just go on without, at least, a sense of the season's story then? Stop trying to understand the episodes? Do things make sense in the end?



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Season 3 has been confirmed.



 
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It gets better. Still a few meandering episodes to go, but things start to come into focus and pick up speed nicely. The season finale both exciting and rewarding to me.


Should I just go on without, at least, a sense of the season's story then? Stop trying to understand the episodes? Do things make sense in the end?


For me they made enough sense by the finale. You can see why at least a couple of the storylines that might have not seemed that great were necessary.
 
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I must Just be too dumb to understand. I watched the whole thing. I won't be watching season 3.
 
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