An Amazon Original Series
And a favorite of mine! I love this show!
The story is a fantasy about what the USA would be like if we had lost to Germany and Japan in WWII – and it’s very well done.
A believable alternate history, The Man In The High Castle follows the journeys of those who are either working for the Third Reich, for Japan, or who are simply trying to live a normal life. There is of course a somewhat disorganized (at least in the first season) resistance movement, and that adds suspense and gives us fans heroes to root for.
How I see my role in The Man In The High Castle
I’m a woman named Beverly Hunter who ran a department store in Washington D.C. before WWII, but who got word from friends in high places that the war was not favoring the US and that a strike on D.C. was imminent. Fleeing for her life, Beverly heads south to Florida where she ultimately takes up residence in Miami.
Starting up a store on a much smaller scale, Beverly Hunter meets people who hail from the newly established Japanese Pacific States and from an area that is a complete mystery to her called The Neutral Zone.
During a normal business day, Beverly helps a woman who wishes to try on wedding gowns, only to find that the lady is badly bleeding from a stab wound.
Panicked, Beverly at first tells the woman, who introduces herself simply as “Janet”, she has to leave, but, when Janet passes out, Beverly has no choice but to help her.
The interaction between Beverly and Janet can continue in a couple of different ways:
First – Beverly takes Janet upstairs to her apartment, hides her there, and gets her the medical treatment she needs from a doctor Beverly trusts. That leads all three, Beverly, Janet and Dr. Lansing, to form a bond that enables them to help the resistance movement that Janet has been part of for the past year. All three of these characters come in and out of The Man In The High Castle for many episodes to come.
Second – Beverly helps Janet by hiding her in her apartment and getting medical help from Dr. Lansing. But Dr. Lansing fears punishment from the German police and turns in both Janet and Beverly. Before the two women are arrested and executed, Beverly manages to deliver an envelope to another member of the resistance, as per Janet’s instructions.