Money Heist Part 5
IMDb rating: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%
In this Spanish-language miniseries (it has English subtitles – switch them on and keep the original language, rather than watching with the sub-par dubbing), a gang of thieves rob the Spanish Royal Mint of millions and the only way they and their hostages are getting out alive is if the police listen to their boss’s orders… whether they realise they’re doing it or not.
Winner of more than 10 international awards, including the International Emmy for Best Drama Series, Money Heist is a hit with critics and audiences alike. Says Decider, “It’s wildly suspenseful, addictive, and at times, infuriating, but those are all the makings for the best kind of heist thriller.”
The UK Independent has this to say: “Money Heist, more elegantly titled La Casa de Papel in the original Spanish, is Netflix’s most popular non-English language series, but is bafflingly underappreciated in the UK and US.”
If nothing else, watch the trailer for the lovely backing track of Tears for Fears’ Mad World. Part 5 of Money Heist is to be the final one, and it looks like it’s going to go out in a blaze of … something … if not glory.
“Given we’ve seen two heists for each pair of seasons, the upcoming Money Heist season 5 will share the same format spread across two parts,” Boss Hunting tells us. “Despite the presumed ending being one dramatic point of tension, the show also loves to dabble in a non-linear approach to story-telling, so we could see this grand finale dragged out right to the end, and maybe even witness Nairobi’s return (much like Berlin’s character did in the later seasons) after all.”
Parts, seasons, volumes: it can get confusing. Plus, knowing the series’ clever construction of plot lines, a recap of part/Season 4 is helpful. Den of Geek has provided this. “If there’s one thing that can be said about Money Heist, it’s that it’s been a wild ride. Even the way the show got popular was crazy. The original Spanish series, La Casa de Papel (literally translated as ‘the house of paper’), was cancelled after one season. But when Netflix picked it up, the show blew up. It blew up like an exploding bank vault with a resounding boom that was heard all around the world. The show became the most watched non-English series on Netflix, not to mention a global symbol of resistance.”
(It’s not the first time Netflix has swooped to the rescue; some of its saved network series might surprise you. Insider has the details. New seasons of two of these adoptions air this September – Lucifer and YOU.)
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