Red jumpsuits, Salvador Dali masks, and Bella Ciao played in the backdrop, fans already know what we’re talking about.
La Casa de Papel (translated as House of Paper) is 2019’s most popular crime show available on Netflix. Produced by Alex Pina, the show follows a gang of robbers, carefully hand-picked to conduct the perfect heist. Dubbed as the greatest robbery in the history of banks, this isn’t going to be an ordinary heist.
The crème de la crème minds join hands in the quest of siphoning off € 2.4 billion from the Royal Mint of Spain. What follows during their pursuit of 11 days in The Royal Mint of Spain is a pure rush of adrenaline. Money Heist exemplifies TV’s version of a page-turner. One episode is never enough.
- About the show.
- Why money heist makes for the best-staged robbery show
- Season 4 of Money Heist release date announced
Moreover, what makes Money Heist one of the best-staged robbery shows on-screen is its meticulous detailing and mise-en-scène. Unarguably, the director has left no stone unturned in making Money Heist the best crime show ever!
And if big cash, sophisticated machine guns, and SWAT cars are your jam, you should bookmark Netflix’s Money Heist on your must-watch list.
The intriguing plot
Nobody, and I mean it, nobody has been able to pull off a staged robbery show on-screen this exquisitely before. From the detailing of each scene with peculiarity to the actual shoot of the location fit, everything fits like a well-oiled machine.
Each actor of the show blends effortlessly with their character on –screen that it inevitably leads the audiences pushed in a moral conundrum. Who are we rooting for, the good guys or the bad guys? Actress Úrsula Corberó playing Tokyo on-screen by-and-large forces us to believe that that’s how the actress must be in her real-life. Evidently, that’s how seamless and natural the actors look on-screen while essaying the role of thieves.
The element that plays central to the plot and pulls off the best-staged robbery on Money Heist is its phenomenal timing. The story, not in one sequence seems to be lagging as the quintessential timing is just spot on. Highly underplayed yet one of the most crucial stances that pulls the storyline together like a pearl of necklace is its flawless timing. Had the sequences not been timed well, the staged robbery show would have been all over the place and drowned on its own.
The emotional appeal
The storyline of each character woven into one major plot have its own emotional backdrop. Some may relate themselves with Nairobi as a mother who has lost her child while others may relate with Tokyo, a hipster girl who has lost faith in the police system and turned herself into an unlawful criminal. Everybody has one favourite character from the show and mine happens to be the Professor.
Season 4 of Money Heist
However, three seasons of Money Heist have gone by and fans wait for Season 4 scheduled for release on April 3 on Netflix. In season 3, we saw the situation turning tipsy-turvy for the robbers as Nairobi gets shot in the chest by the Officer-in-charge of the operation. Meanwhile, the Professors lose his cool when he hears three shots of bullets fired at Racquel (his love interest and partner-in-crime).
In a fit of rage, the Professor a.k.a Sergio blows the heist out of proportion and declares war against the Police. However, what the professor does not know is that this is a staged encounter of Racquel Murillo to make him lose his mind.
It will be interesting to see whether or not the gang will be able to successfully swindle off 90 tonnes of gold from the Bank of Spain in Season 4 of Money Heist.