TV Review: Money Heist Parts 1 – 4

Hello dear viewers, I feel weird posting this for you today. I started a new job this week so things have been a little hectic, and I feel a little separated from my blog life right now.

I hope to find a better balance once this job gets a little easier, but for now, I will try to release my regular content.

In what free time I have had recently, I have been watching Money Heist. It is a Spanish show that seems to be very popular lately.

I’ve been enjoying a lot of Spanish shows lately, so if you have any others that I should watch, please let me know in the comments, or send me a message on social media.
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The Professor

The Professor is the driving force behind this show. He is the mind behind the heists, and he is the one providing tactical support behind the scenes, making sure that everything is running smoothly, while negotiating with the cops.

He’s a very odd man, but very intelligent. He manages to take every possible factor into account, and plans accordingly.

There in lies the problem I have. Yes the Professor manages to plan every single detail and plan for each possible outcome, but how believable is that? The heists are on an impossible scale and there is no way they would be able to get all the information they have, and plan accordingly.

Jump to the next header because slight spoiler alert.

Somehow the professor manages to get an army’s worth of weapons, uniforms, ammo and digging supplies. He spends probably a few million dollars, which he somehow has, on all of this equipment, and they can’t seem to track it?

The police should be able to figure out a lot more about him and this operation than they do.


The Rest of the Team

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The rest of the team is more directly involved in the heist. They are the boots on the ground and the ones stealing the money/gold.

They each bring something to the table, and the plan depends on each of them. Though they don’t always get along, at the end of the day they all have the same goal in mind: stealing the money.

Honestly there are only two characters I really enjoy. Nairobi and Helsinki. They remain stable and remain themselves throughout the entire show, and they are by far the best characters.

Everyone else has their tempter tantrums and do different things that put the plan in jeopardy. They’re emotional, and their actions aren’t always believable seeing as they’ve spent months preparing for the heist. They make stupid mistakes that should have been accounted for in the training, yet they make them anyway.


The Acting

The acting was okay overall. There were no bad performances that really stood out as bad to me. A lot of the supporting cast didn’t have much of a role, but the few that did seemed to do a good job.

The main cast did a good job. There were no real dramatic moments that required expert acting skills, but they each stuck to their characters fairly well.


The Story

The stories are simple. There are two separate heists (one one season 1 and 2, and one in season 3 and 4). Each heist was to break into a high security financial institution and steal the money.

It is a bit unbelievable in this day and age that people rob banks still, but I love the idea of it. Makes me think of the old American Wild West Days.

It’s on a much different scale than the old Wild West Bank robberies, but I really enjoyed seeing the modern-day impact and the regular people supporting the heists.


Final Thoughts

I really liked Money Heist. It is probably in my Top 10 shows right now, just thinking off the top of my head. It is mostly dramatic and action based, but there are handful of moments with some funny moments that really tie it all together.

If you also enjoyed Money Heist, let’s chat about it in the comments.

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