The Plot Against America season 1
This new drama miniseries is based on Philip Roth’s eponymous novel. Imagine United States with alternative history. Here Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated in presidential election by Charles Lindbergh, who was a legendary aviator, isolationist and xenophobic publicist. He will become a president and turn the nation to fascism. The story will be told from the perspective of a working class family from New Jersey. They will witness how the history will turn on a completely different path.
The Plot Against America season 1 episodes list:
Herman Levin, anticipating a promotion at work, takes his family to look at a house in an upwardly mobile neighborhood, though Bess is wary of leaving the safety of their tight-knit Jewish community and raising a family amid growing anti-Semitism sparked by Lindbergh's ascendancy. As the family spinster, her sister Evelyn has a disappointing rendezvous with a married lover, but later, finds herself charmed by a distinguished local clergyman, Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf. Meanwhile, getting an earful from Herman for being fired from his job, his orphaned nephew, Alvin Levin seeks retaliation for an aggrieved friend.
Lindbergh's increasingly popular campaign sweeps through the United States and captures some in the Levin family as well as Bengelsdorf, with Evelyn as his assistant and lover, becoming a fundamental asset in the Lindbergh camp, while Sandy, enamored of the aviator's charm, celebrity, and history, begins a rebellion of his own within the family of New Deal Democrats. Meanwhile, Alvin brings his pride and conscience to bear as he must decide between serving a local real estate magnate and developer or risking an open fight with the fascist forces he sees spreading across the world.
Episode #5 2020-04-13 Part 5
Episode #6 2020-04-20 Part 6
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