The Minions of Midas
IMDb rating: 6.7/10
If you’re expecting unintelligible little yellow helpers from Despicable Me, you’re in the wrong place. You’re going on a thrilling ride of blackmail, revenge, murder, betrayal, desperation and more, based on the 1901 book of the same name by Jack London.
Luis Tosar plays Víctor Genovés, a mega-successful multi-millionaire publisher. He’s sent a blackmail threat in a wax-sealed envelope, and it’s not from anyone he knows. But the “Minions of Midas” know all about him, and every time he refuses to pay, they kill someone in his city of Madrid.
There are subtitles, deal with it. The drama and action and panic is hard to miss because it’s scrawled expertly across Víctor’s face by show creators Miguel Barros and Mateo Gil. And this isn’t just a work of fiction anymore; this kind of thing happens in the real world.
Joel Keller at decider.com is a fan. He hopes that it’ll lead to more of London’s books being adapted: “There’s more than enough intrigue in the first episode. There are twists, shocking moments, and a main character who is just mysterious enough to let the viewer know that they should root for him at their own risk.”
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