La Casa de Papel (“Money Heist”) is a Spanish language TV show, which airs on Spain’s Antena 3, and on Netflix in America.
The first half of Season 1 is now available on Netflix, with no word on when the second half will appear.
The show focuses on an Ocean’s style robbery, with a hint of Inside Man mixed in. Our group of city named criminals takes over the Royal Mint of Spain, not to steal the money inside, but to print themselves fresh, untraceable, money. Which they will take guilt-free since it’s not coming out of anyone’s pocket.
Our narrator is Tokio (Ursula Corbero) telling the story of how The Professor (Alvaro Morte) planned and executed what is supposed to be the greatest heist in history. But things start going a little off the rails in the beginning, as the Professor has a strict plan and guidelines, which is followed, will lead to great riches for all 11 of our criminals.
They take city names, so as to remain anonymous even with each other.
There are 67 hostages in the mint, some of whom will go to any length to get out. Others will obey every command, fearing for their lives. And one is the daughter of a ranking official, and she may just be the most valuable commodity they have.
But even the best-laid plans can go to waste, but not much can ruin what is up on Netflix, as this show gets an 8 out of 10.
Below you have the trailer, and also a song that has gotten stuck in my head from the show…just like Chaiyya Chaiyya did with Inside Man.
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