This is a spoiler-free review for all 10 new episodes of The Man in the High Castle, which is now available on Amazon Prime.

I wouldn’t go so far as to say Season 2 of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle is lighter than its freshman year run, because it most certainly has its fair share of grim scenarios, but it does allow for more nuanced character moments – prioritizing them, in fact, over some of the heavy-handed world building of Season 1.

Perhaps I’m just remembering back to how the second episode of Season 1 dealt with the unjust execution of Frank’s sister and her kids, which was an out-of-the-gate gut punch that almost acted like a litmus test for viewers. As if to say, “This is a dark and overtly morbid show so you need to figure out right now if you want to keep going.”

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Source: The Man in the High Castle: Season 2 Review

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