Watched the first episode today. The POD is a series of terrorist attacks in 1983 Poland which discredit Solidarnosc and lead to the USSR and communism in Poland surviving until 2003. I like the atmosphere and story and will give it a chance. But the AH doesn’t match up to standards which I am used to on this site. The story is set in march 2003 and there is a butterfly net, there is still an American build-up of troops poised to invade Iraq at any moment, albeit under President Gore. But I must suspend my disbelief very often. There is an weird combination of gritty streets and dilapidated buildings, typically cramped 80ies apartments and impossible high-tech. For instance: -Students have in 2003 smartphones with quite big screens; -The Warsaw skyline in 2003 is more imposing than OTL 2018; -All the government buildings are spic and span, modern with lots of glass and steel; not only for the hotshots but also for a disgraced police detective low on the pecking order; - Meters high and wide television screens on buildings with excellent resolution; -a Vietnamese restaurant with quite cool interior and a modern kitchen. The makers have tried and succeeded well in creating a cyberpunk dystopia but they forgot how much communist economy sucked in providing quality, or even dunctiining, consumer goods. Even the ekectric switches in dilapidated buildings are too modern and shiny. No way a surviving Communist Poland in 2003 would have so many modern elements.