The year is almost over and with it, the heist of a life
Money theft (La Casa de Papel) is the brainchild of Alex Pina and without a doubt, one of the most watched shows on Netflix since its release in 2017. Before Squid game hitting, spanish Money theft was crowned as the most watched show on Netflix in a foreign language. The series takes us on a thrilling adventure of two heists led by the genius mind of Professor (Álvaro Morte) who brings together a group of people with criminal records to execute his plans. The selected convicts take city names as aliases to avoid revealing personal information.
The show is based on time jumps as well as real-time action-packed events, while being partially narrated by another member of the Heist, Tokyo (Úrsula Corberó). Over the past few years, fans from all over the world have taken a trip with the Professor and his team as they raided the Royal Spanish Mint with all of its thrilling streaks, twists and eventual success.
Season 5 sees the continuation of events that were carried out with the heist of the Bank of Spain and the gold resources of the country it houses. Earlier, fans had to bid farewell to the character from Tokyo, who sacrificed her life to save her friends, while slaughtering five state soldiers with her. Episode 6 resumes immediately after his death which shocked and mourned everyone, while in the background we hear the voice of Tokyo recounting how thirst for gold is a curse on mankind. This untold and unfortunate change in the plan hit the professor the hardest as he immediately fell into depression, screaming in grief and agony. But he is soon brought back to reality by his companions in time to finish what he has started, and the professor comes back in shape, puts on his glasses and his headset, representing that the brain is back.
Things were tough in the previous episodes, as the Professor lost important members of his team as he faced Alicia Sierra (Najwa Nimri) suddenly entangled with the plan. On the other hand, the remaining members of the team were struggling with their confidence in the professor’s plan while simultaneously fighting with their own demons.
With immense success and fame, it is almost impossible to believe that the show was not very popular in Spain when it was first broadcast in Spanish. Network Antenna 3. It wasn’t until after Netflix picked up the series and released it around the world that the series was recognized for what it really was. Even though the name of the show suggests it was a burglary, but it’s more than you see. The storyline and character layering is what keeps viewers engaged. The show aims to portray themes of disproportionate financial division in a capitalist society, and its main plot serves as an analogy to the war on capitalism. With this idea in mind, content creators have managed to serve this ideology not only with dialogues, but also with music.
The fan favorite was first heard in Season 1, where the professor and his brother, Berlin, sang it to remember the motive for their first heist. The Italian song is not only beautiful, but echoes the rebellion against fascism, and its clever use in the show boldly defines the narrative of the entire series.
The action-packed twists and turns weren’t the only great thing about the finale, it’s the emotions, the tears, and the mending of the broken pieces of each character’s strength to find their way back to themselves that are the key. true highlight of the series. The writers were able to effectively problem-solve and calm the chaos of the previous episodes with an ending that all the characters deserved.
The writers and actors have done an amazing job throughout the series, from the first fans they meet. The classic red costumes, including the masks derived from the famous Spanish painter Salvador Dalí as the inspiration for the design, are forever marked in history as a symbol of rebellion and one of the most iconic costumes used in a show.
The haunting performance of Pedro Alonso, who plays the character of Berlin in the series, once again proved his prowess and his talent as an actor. Aside from Pedro, the Alicia Sierra character played by Najwa Nimri completely stole the series finale with her character development and emotional growth. Last but not least, Álvaro Morte aka The Professor redefined the definition of sophistication, mystery and genius through his exceptional performance. Miguel Herrán (Rio), Jaime Lorente (Denver), Esther Acebo (Stockholm), Itziar Ituño (Raquel) and many other important actors gave an impressive performance in the last five episodes.
While some fans were disappointed with the creator’s decision to release the show in two parts as it could lengthen the final episodes, but the end result was nothing less than the adrenaline rush and provided fans with a closure. that they all wished and hoped for. Even though it seems like the end of an era since fans said goodbye to their favorite show, it has managed to leave a mark in everyone’s life where the characters will forever be considered the Robin Hood of the world. modern.