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justinh524
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Well it's not the only difference, because i believe FDR was assassinated as well.

1/17/2017 3:46:22 PM

GrumpyGOP
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Smith has a medal from the Solomon Islands that Kito remarks on. Since those islands were never part of the US, I draw the conclusion that he must have been there as part of some sort of American participation in the war.

1/18/2017 3:56:56 PM

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Wait. Some of you think America didn't participate in the war on this show?

1/18/2017 7:01:19 PM

GrumpyGOP
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In the war prior to Germany invading the US. As I recall, that's how it goes in the book - the USA is too poor economically to participate after FDR dies (and fails to do the New Deal), so they sit out and eventually get preyed on by the Axis powers.

1/18/2017 8:14:32 PM

NyM410
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^^ certainly not in the same capacity or with the same will as reality. "The war" was the protection of the homeland (the US) more than bringing it to Europe or the Pacific from what I got.

^ this

1/19/2017 11:32:12 AM

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Indianapolis Jones
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This isn't the book though. And they haven't mentioned any of that in the series.

1/19/2017 8:16:38 PM

HOOPS SHALOM
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^ yea and im pretty sure there have been Americans in the show that mentioned that they fought in "the war". Pretty sure in the show the US was a part of WW2 just like our universe, but the Nazi's beat us to the A bomb in their timeline.

1/19/2017 11:47:08 PM

titans78
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Also the scene where the Japanese general was in the lounge talking to those girls he mentioned some strategy that was risky but made the call to attack head on or something like that. I took that scene to imply that different strategic decisions were made during the war in this timeline resulting in Japanese victory.

1/20/2017 7:45:05 AM

justinh524
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Yeah the sheriff dude in the first season who helps joe change his tire talks about being in the war.

1/20/2017 10:07:31 AM

rjrumfel
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Season 3 coming out in October!

7/23/2018 9:37:55 PM

jbrick83
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Sweet. Really enjoy this show and the female lead.

7/24/2018 11:39:03 AM

ncsuallday
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I'm late to the game here. Started watching this and really liked the first season (female lead was great) but it looks like it's about to hop into some fantastical/alternative universe type of time looping stuff, which seems like it would kill the show. Is season two worth watching?

Also, I can't stand Frank. They did next to nothing to connect the audience to him other than his ancestry and being nice to the girl the first episode. He is pretty much just an angry dick the whole time and I kinda hope he gets written out / dies.

10/3/2018 4:52:49 PM

rjrumfel
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Season 2 was pretty good - in line with season 1. There is more backstory, and you get a sense of why the season 3 previews are going where they're going.

10/3/2018 8:29:21 PM

justinh524
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Quote :
"Also, I can't stand Frank"


Still don't understand this sentiment. Juliana is the fucking worst character ever. Frank is just a victim of her dumbassedness.

I really just watch this show now for John Smith and Kido.

10/4/2018 9:43:31 AM

ncsuallday
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Season 2 was pretty good.

^Juliana definitely fucks things up but they explain in the last episode of season 2 that she's almost predestined to. Regardless, she's hot and she drives a lot of the plot.

I agree that Kido, Smith, and the time traveling dude whose name escapes me are worth watching for.

Frank, on the other hand, is just an angry dude in every single scene. There is literally not a single scene where he interacts with a single person where he isn't overly aggressive/angry, with the only exceptions being the start of Episode 1 and the flashback in the second to last episode in season 2 where the whole purpose was to connect him with the audience in a positive way before they kill (or appear to kill) him off. There just should have been more of that, but he was always so angry and snappy that I was like fuck this guy.

/two years late rant.

Gonna start season 3 tonight.

10/9/2018 5:33:52 PM

justinh524
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Frank has every right to be angry. His dumbass girlfriend got his whole family killed then ran off with a fucking Nazi. I would be a little bitter as well.

I'm not enjoying season 3 nearly as much yet. :-\

10/9/2018 8:22:29 PM

eyewall41
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I finished season 3 and I would say stick it out.

10/13/2018 2:51:38 PM

colangus
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Semi-spoiler alert:

I'm through S3E6 and I really like how they have real historical figures in the storyline, like Hoover.

But they need to write better scenes than ladies fighting and one dying from blunt force trauma from an ashtray. Come on.

10/14/2018 11:15:20 AM

justinh524
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Fuck Juliana. Fuck Joe Blake.

#TeamFrank all the way. He's the real hero of this story.

10/17/2018 10:25:56 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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I was enjoying season 1, but when it became clear it was about multiple universes, I noped on out.

11/2/2018 7:31:54 PM

justinh524
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8 episodes in and I'm still fully on board the FUCK JULIANA train. She's still the worst.

11/19/2018 1:48:10 PM

Jeepin4x4
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^8 episodes into what? Season 1?



Season 3 finally picked up steam around episode 5.

11/20/2018 11:59:58 AM

justinh524
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I just finished season 3 last night. Season 3 did pick up around the midpoint. But I'm still firmly on the Juliana hate train. She's the worst character in the show. I am not excited for what I expect to happen in season 4.

11/20/2018 1:36:01 PM

Jeepin4x4
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that wasn't quite what i was expecting out of the end of the season

11/21/2018 8:11:51 AM

Geppetto
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This wasn't my favorite season and I hope they just end it.

The Joe story line was my favorite from this season. I thought it created enough conflict for most major characters and it did a good job of keeping intrigue. After that, I'd say it was the Reichsmarschall Smith story line since it further developed his character (fought against the Nazis) and his internal conflict with the current state of the nazi party, and also how those two things are impacting his family life.

Everything that involved Juliana Crane, Robert, Frank, etc.. I could have done without. Also after watching 35 years of shows exploring alternate realities, I know that quality starts to devolve quickly, which I expect to happen now that Juliana is a travel too (oh my goodness shocker!).

12/15/2018 6:56:17 AM

eyewall41
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Yeah inevitably these kind of shows usually devolve a bit. With that said it will be interesting to see what happens when Juliana appears in "our world" with a bullet wound. It will also be interesting to see how Smith handles the fact that you can't travel to a world that you are currently alive in. He obviously wants to get to where his son still exists. Will he be driven to turn on the Nazis as his anger builds?

12/18/2018 7:48:48 AM

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