I've read some reviews of this including yours, over the last few months and been waiting for it. Not sure I want to watch it when cursed by the scourge of NowTV video and audio quality, however. Might wait till Apple will sell it to me instead. Or an appearance on blu-ray.
Well-written and engaging review. This series (and the book) had completelely slipped under my radar. I'll take your advice and binge-watch it in spurts. Best I try to get it done before the autumn though, as when the rabble-rousing really starts up in earnest stateside I might end up being even more depressed.
Thanks for the Review Tom. Will have to wait until it pops up on Prime Germany to have a chance to watch it, but even then I don't know if I will want to. What is going on in the States for real right now is tough enough watching, especially as my Wife is American, and NOT happy with the Loony Tunes Leadership there, so to view this as well...?
Maybe after November. Maybe.
Sounds rather like The Man in the High Castle, but less overt. I might have to give it a go, although given the psychopaths in power now in the US, UK, Brazil, India, Poland, Hungry and several others it might be rather redundant.
The Plot Against America is highly convincing to watch but based on what is historically known during the 'America First' period after Hitlers victory in Europe, it does have flaws, it stretches reality a bit to dismiss Roosevelt's political influence in favour of Lindbergh, Roosevelt was a consumate political strategists with some powerful lobby groups which Lindbergh didn't have, including industrialists who saw the profitability of starting up a war industry, this was a decisive factor for the final agreement with Churchill to supply the 50 obsolete destroyers which Churchill wanted, signalling America's entry into the war.
The series look at America's 1940's antisemitism and racism is also a look at the darker part of America's soul which are still lingering in some form in some U.S. states today, but overall this show is highly recommended. My rating is 8/10.