“First times are so special. Unique. But the last times are beyond comparison. Priceless. But people don’t usually know it” – Money Heist
Blood rush, sweating foreheads, masked up faces, and ultra-speed. When you think of a heist story this is what comes to your mind. For time immemorial, snatch and thief stories have changed the face of web series and fictional shows. Moreover, you tend to create a mindset that triggers your detective skills. This also wakes your story writing skills and you start forming scenarios in your head. That is the beauty of thriller and drama series. These shows create an enigmatic atmosphere for their audiences.
Talking about enigmatic surroundings, Money Heist is the captain of this ship. Commonly known as ‘La Casa De Papel’, this Spanish drama is the sit-on-the edge-of-your-seat kind of show. The show presents its audience with 3 mind-blowing seasons. Moreover, the characters entangle you in a threatening and twisty series of events. This show is an accumulation of multiple genres. Be it drama, suspense, thriller, or romance. You will be served with whatever you ask. In 2017, Money Heist took the world by surprise. Even though the audience was living by the singular thread of subtitles, till the end of the series the audience could recite the whole story.
Out of the Ordinary Direction
Álex Pina is a Spanish television producer and writer. He previously started his career journey as a journalist. Additionally, he also writes series and is a director. Before The Money Heist, he has directed shows such as ‘Locked Up’, ‘The Pier’ and ‘Paco’s Men’, all in Spanish. This director has the magical powers to create shows that can create a sense of reality. With 4 million viewers watching Money Heist, he was put on the global pedestal. Pina with all three seasons has created a fictional bubble that the audience does not want to step out of.
To love, you need courage…and Money Heist
The Money Heist is divided into three parts. Each segment is an accumulation of the same characters but different robberies. Also, these stories are a concatenation of back and forth flashbacks. The story begins with a woman named Tokyo, in an unkempt condition. She has frequent nightmares. Moreover, she is seen writhing on the bed due to the remembrance of her past life. The professor, our mastermind saves Tokyo from a past robbery and recruits her for a future heist. Tokyo notices that the professor has pre-planned the theft and has a steel strong team of thieves. The Professor has only one rule: no personal relations. The viewers see eight different robbers named after cities.
The first heist is planned for the Royal Mint of Spain. This is just the beginning of the unforgettable experience that the director has in store for the audience. With heinous masks and red jumpsuits, the eight thieves raid the bank and hold 67 hostages. The entire theft is mastered by the professor who is sitting on the outside and manipulating the situations. He toils with the minds of the assigned police officers. He even falls in love with one.
With the constant police- thief chase the entire show creates the aura of a thriller. You end up falling in love with all the characters. After a successful heist and millions of dollars, the thieves bid adieu to the audience.
On to the next:
You might think that the last season was it. But, the professor does not want to stop! He plans another heist, but this time with his lady love, Raquel. The second season begins with all the embezzlers living lavish lives with the money from the previous heist. But, it is time to relive the blood rush one more time. The professor plans to execute a long lost plan. This heist was structured by Berlin, the professor’s best friend. The whole facade starts and the professor puts up an exquisite plan. He sends his entourage to rob the Bank of Spain. The whole plotline takes a humongous turn when the newly appointed police team finds the location of the professor. Also, they realize their ex-officer Raquel is involved in this situation.
Things take an ugly turn and never seen before the chase begins. Sienna, the leading officer of the case is entangled in the nuances of the heist and ends up getting fired. This is where she sees the opportunity and starts chasing the Professor herself. In this mayhem, the director decides to leave his audience on the high end.
If you think this thriller makes you want to get up from your couch, keep a lookout for the upcoming season. It not only gets gore but again riveting. In this roller coaster of life, the thieves teach you to always keep an eye out for real-life theft.
Sometimes a truce is the most important part of a war and the characters:
Tokyo: The protagonist of the show imbibes a life lesson for her audience. Self-belief is her life motto. Not only does she do what she wills to but looks out for her teammates. Her love story with Rio shows how bold she is. She is the epitome of a boss lady. With guns and high heels, this female figure is ready to make a place in your heart.
The Professor: Have you heard of the phrase ‘Beauty of Brains’? Our beloved professor is just that. He gets you to pour your heart out for the thieves. The Professor builds these thrilling heists and takes his audience on a journey. He loves Racquel and always has a backup plan. The viewers see him getting out of the murkiest situations with just ease.
Raquel Murillo: This lady professor is the audience’s favorite. She is the perfect cop gone bad. We see Tokyo saying, “In the end love is a good reason for everything to fall apart”. Raquel exemplifies this quote. She leaves her high paid officer job to conquer the world with her lover beside her. Murillo plans the second theft with her man and almost acquires success. She is a vital player in the whole robbery.
Money Heist creates a space in your mind. You cannot stop thinking about it. It is a fantasy in reality. Furthermore, this series will make you want to be a part of a heist. This bold and courageous star cast is like a ticking time bomb. You never know what is coming for you. This show was appreciated worldwide. The audience was loving the impulsiveness of the show and could not stop after watching one episode. IMDb rated this show to be topping charts. Multiple Halloween costumes revolved around the Dali icons. Over a period of time, this Netflix series has gathered a huge fanbase. Having said that you never know, things change and so do circumstances…
“Sometimes distance is the only way to find peace” – Money Heist
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