Film & Television, Lifestyle

Money Heist: A Netflix Must Watch

Money Heist, or La Casa de Papel which is it’s name in it’s original language of Spanish, is a Netflix phenomenon. It’s the streaming service’s most popular non-English language series. 

When I first came across it I was sceptical as I don’t generally like watching programmes with voice dubbing, however, I quickly forgot about that and didn’t even notice it as I became so engrossed in the storyline. 

Don’t worry, I wont give any spoilers away; I’ll just tell you the basis of the storyline. 

The first series is based on a criminal mastermind called The Professor and his team of eight criminal geniuses. The robbers take on a disguise of red jump suits and Dali masks, and they each name themselves after international cities: Tokyo, Rio, Nairobi, Helsinki, Oslo, Denver, Moscow and Berlin. Their plan: a heist on The Royal Mint of Spain. 

Once inside the Mint, they begin operations to print their own money for as long as they can manage to stay inside and hold off the police and their hostages. The Professor doesn’t enter the Mint with the others though – he plays his own part in the heist by manipulating the police on the outside of the Mint, from a hidden location. 

That’s not where the story line ends. Their plans also have to hold out against the character’s own personal stories that grow and intertwine throughout the series. 

Plans don’t always run smoothly … or do they? Do the apparent ‘bumps in the road’ actually form part of The Professor’s plans? 

This series is full of everything you’d expect from a heist: action, intrigue, clever plans and twists. But it has more – it has characters we fall in love with. Yes that’s right, the criminal rogues are loveable characters and we begin to learn that maybe they aren’t the bad guys – maybe they’re actually doing what they are, with some good morals at heart. 

Throughout the series the viewer is always wondering what will happen next and if the gang are going to manage to get away with their heist, or if they are going to get caught. You definitely don’t get bored watching this – the programmes are full of excitement. 

There are now four series of Money Heist. As the series progress we are introduced to more characters and a new heist, but I’ll not get in to that in this post. That can perhaps be a post for another time. 

Ultimately, I found Money Heist to be an enthralling, fabulous watch. Once I started watching I didn’t want to stop. I would thoroughly recommend these series to anyone. 

Have you seen any of Money Heist? Let me know what you thought about it. If you haven’t seen it, are you tempted to watch it? 

36 thoughts on “Money Heist: A Netflix Must Watch”

  1. This is such a brilliant show and like you, I couldn’t stop watching it. And I really can’t wait for the next season, the ending was such a cliff hanger! I don’t really like voice dubbing too so I watched it in Spanish and read the subtitles. It was great nevertheless, one of my favorite shows on Netflix!

    Shuana
    howivebeen.com

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    1. I quickly forgot about the dubbing and didn’t notice it after a little while because I just became so engrossed in the programme. I’ve heard a few people say they watched it in Spanish with english subtitles and also enjoyed it just as much. Either way yo watch it it doesn’t take away from how fantastic it is 🙂

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  2. I love the sound of this show! It sounds like it has a real mixed bag of stuff in it. I don’t mind dubbed shows, I think you soon forget and your mind just accepts it, doesn’t it?
    Thanks for what to watch inspiration…I can see a Netflix Binge coming on!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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  3. Dude, money heist is one of my absolute favourite netflix shows (up there with sense8). I legit cried at Nairobi this season. I’m trying to convince my boyfriend to get into it but he’s not a fan of voice dubbing either xx

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    1. I’m pleased you’ll give it a go despite the dubbing. Give it a little time to get in to it and you’ll end up not even noticing it because the story is that enthralling. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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    1. It’s a fantastic programme. I wasn’t going to watch it in the beginning because of the dubbing – I usually can’t concentrate when there’s dubbing but I quickly didn’t even notice it because I got so engrossed in the story; there’s so many people said the same too.
      I would recommend trying it – give it a chance to see if you can get in to it and hopefully the dubbing won’t bother you. Fingers crossed 🙂

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  4. I adore money heist! I truly believe it’s one of the best pieces of media out there at the moment! I watch it in Spanish with English subtitles though rather than the dubbed version but I know people who have loved it both ways!

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    1. I totally agree with you – it’s absolutely fantastic! I can watch it over and over again and not get bored of it. Can’t wait for the next in the series 🙂

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    1. I also keep trying to get others in my family to watch it. I think people are a bit dubious to begin with, especially because they seem put off by the dubbing so I keep try to explain that you forget about that because you get so engrossed in the story. It’s so good! 🙂

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