Money Heist is a show that transcended the boundaries to become one of the most popular, most loved and most watched shows across the world. The show hit the screens in 2017 and people haven’t stopped talking about it since then. The show, originally named La Casa De Papel, resonated with the audience worldwide and for all the reasons the show stands for.
The speciality and peculiarity of Money Heist lies in the little elements used for rebellious symbolism. The red overalls and Dali mask, which have become synonymous with the show, are symbols of rebellion and resistance. The entire team of the heist is named after famous cities across the world. It is reflective of how the system everywhere is just the same, corrupt and feeding off the hard work of the common man.
As the show became so popular, it invited criticism as well, particularly people finding it ‘hyped’ and ‘overrated’. However, there is something about Money Heist that clicked with people across the world. If you have watched the show, I firmly recommend watching ‘Money Heist: The Phenomenon’, the documentary that showed what went behind the screen and will leave you in awe of what it takes to make a show that people across the world so dearly love.
When I watched the documentary, I got to know that it was supposed to be a brief show of two seasons, originally only adhering to the first heist. As it became so popular, the makers decided to go for a second ride, and thank god they did. Also, as the show was released on Spanish television, La Casa De Papel was not a hit, it didn’t work so well initially. When Netflix released the show and gave it a global audience, well, the rest is history. This is where we owe gratitude to the OTT platforms that introduce us to the shows and cinema of the world.
The show has run its course of four seasons and has dropped volume 1 of its last season today. Once again, the world, enraged with Nairobi’s death and wishing for the success of the heist, will be glued to their screens to witness the last season and by the end of it, everyone will be left waiting for the next part. And as the title of the documentary rightly says, Money Heist is not just a show, it’s a phenomenon.