For the past week, Money Heist (La casa de papel) has been trending on Netflix India, in anticipation of the fourth season’s release today. The Spanish drama series has all the masala the Indian viewer seems to enjoy — action, intrigue, romance, humour, sticking it to the establishment… All of those feature in abundance because the current season begins in chaos.
We left the masked robbers in one among the toughest situations they need faced — Lisbon, formerly Inspector Raquel Murillo (Itziar Ituño) is assumed to be executed, they’ve depart missiles within the heart of the town in retaliation, and Nairobi’s (Alba Flores) life hangs within the balance. Where do they are going from here? For the viewer, the moral question of who we should always be rooting for continues to puzzle at every turn.
Inspector Alicia Sierra (Najwa Nimri) is relentless within the command centre, at times, even defying Colonel Luis Tamayo’s orders. The Professor (Álvaro Morte), it seems, has lost his mojo. And within the Bank of Spain, relationship troubles seem to be putting the whole operation in peril. There are several textbook samples of why working together with your spouse isn’t the simplest idea — perhaps made more relatable by the present WFH scenario.
Lessons through flashbacks
Even partially three, Rodrigo De la Serna as Martin/Palermo exhibited the type of controlling tendencies that made him a questionable leader. this point around, he channels a daunting instability that the gang is increasingly uncomfortable with. Through flashbacks featuring Berlin (Pedro Alonso), we get some clarity to things — Palermo’s loyalties roll in the hay his plan, not with The Professor, and he will do whatever it takes to form sure most are in line. to the present end, new alliances are formed and broken, putting everyone within the bank during a precarious position. If Tokyo’s (Ursula Corbero) irrational decisions in previous seasons were frustrating to observe , Palermo’s antics are equally grating.
One would think that a high-pressure hostage/heist situation requires cool heads and calculated, logical reasoning. What makes Money Heist so captivating is that it allows human emotion to rule over all. Rio’s (Miguel Herrán) post-traumatic stress disorder (from being imprisoned and tortured by Sierra) is an expected response. For people that put their life in peril to rescue him, the team, especially Denver (Jaime Lorente), is sort of unsympathetic to his condition. This cavalier attitude to someone they consider important enough to risk everything should are handled better. Lorente’s role and responses also seem predictable: one would expect Denver to possess grown as an individual . Stockholm — the foremost apt moniker of all — features a great arc, and Esther Acebo runs with it.
The best laid plans…
Another character that has been developed well is Tokyo. Her volatile nature notwithstanding, she attempts to try to to the proper thing for everybody involved. However, it doesn’t diminish her sometimes crass wit. The Professor, on the opposite hand, seems too faraway the mark from what has been established in previous seasons. it’s good to ascertain a person’s side to him, grieving for Raquel. But he’s also the person who cut himself and seemed like a drunk vagabond to flee from the police — it might are interesting to ascertain more of that. Luka Peros as Marseille is that the perfect sidekick, not hesitating to trade punches if it means his boss gets back on target .
In all, part four is more fast-paced and features surprises in every episode, including a racy soundtrack that interestingly features English hits from the 80s. Expect tons of frustration and yelling at the screen also — sometimes, it seems like you’re watching a horror movie where the character is doing something absolutely unnecessary. You hope they take the proper decisions and don’t react supported their emotions. You hope they’re around for another heist. With rumours of a neighborhood five (yet to be confirmed by Netflix), it’s like we won’t need to sing Bella Ciao to the gang any time soon.