I’m glad that Money Heist (La Casa De Papel) finally ended after five seasons. Half of which were fillers.
After an amazing first season, and four other excruciatingly painful ones, La Casa De Papel (Otherwise known as Money Heist) is finally over. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every second of the original one, but the hunger for content and making up new franchises made this one go on a freefall after the original season.
Let’s be honest, this show falls more under science-fiction than drama or thriller. Between the first Royal Mint heist, which was good to watch, and the second Royal Bank heist, which made no sense and was nowhere near exciting to watch as the first, Netflix made the wrong decision to keep the show dragging for five seasons just to keep viewers subscribed. From a business point of view, I get it. From a creative point of view, the show reached its end-of-life status halfway through its “second season”. Without some of its characters and actors, the show would have been a disaster.
However, with all this gloom and doom, there’s one bright shining star. And I can’t believe I’m saying that since I hated the character for most of the show’s run. It’s detective Alicia Sierra, played by the amazing Najwa Nimri. Out of everyone, she had the best villain turned thief character arc and I was here for it. Even when she was acting like an asshole, I fell for it.
Should you watch it?
If you’re looking for great TV, stop at the first season. If you’re bored, feel free to watch the whole thing. After a great first season, the labyrinthine plotting begins to feel more labored than slick, but the core cleverness continues to entertain even when it starts to go off rails.
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Where can I watch it?
You can stream all seasons of Money Heist – La casa de Papel exclusively on Netflix.