With the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a third of the world’s population is now living in lockdown. Seeking hope and ways to connect – but also simply something to do other than watch the news. When we watch TV to pass the time, we may also develop empathy for other countries. Those who experience similar problems: closed borders do not apply to culture. Today, we’ll go over Netflix’s original Money Heist from seasons 1 to 4 so you can catch up on the new episodes of season 5’s first half.
Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) is a gripping Spanish TV show that had the audience on the edge of their seats. The fascinating narrative, which unveils a fresh mystery with numerous twists. Focuses on significant social concerns of the day while also engrossing the viewer with its spectacular execution.
Money Heist cast
The cast includes Alvaro Morte as Professor Ursula Corbero as Tokyo, Itziar Ituno as Raquel, Pedro Alonzo as Berlin, Alba Flores and Nairobi, Miguel Herran as Rio, Jamie Lorento as Denver and Esther Acebo as Stockholm, and Maria Pedraza as Alison Parker. The extended cast includes Najwa Nimri as Alicia Sierra and Rodrigo de la Serna and Martin Berrote in leading roles.
All you need to know about Money Heist season 1 – 4
Part 1 opens with the aftermath of a failed bank robbery by a woman named Tokyo. A man named “Professor” saves her from being apprehended by the cops and offers her a massive heist.
The tale leaps to the start of a multi-day attack on the Royal Mint of Spain in Madrid after a brief explanation of the intended theft. Tokyo, Moscow, Berlin, Nairobi, Rio de Janeiro, Denver, Helsinki, and Oslo are the code names for the eight thieves. The robbers, dressed in red jumpsuits and wearing a Salvador Dal mask, grab 67 hostages as part of their plot to print and flee with €2.4 billion down a self-built escape tunnel.
The professor and his charm!
The Professor is in charge of the robbery from afar. The five months of training in an abandoned hunting estate in the Toledo countryside are seen in flashbacks throughout the series; the thieves are not to exchange personal information or engage in personal relationships, and the assault will be bloodless.
The thieves within the Mint struggle to follow the pre-determined regulations in parts 1 and 2, and are confronted with recalcitrant captives, brutality, isolation, and mutiny. The events are narrated by Tokyo through voice-overs. Inspector Raquel Murillo of the National Police Corps negotiates with the Professor on the outside and develops an intimate connection with his alter ego “Salva” while Denver pursues a love affair with the hostage Mónica Gaztambide.
Falling in love during a heist
The Professor’s actual identity is constantly threatened, until Raquel discovers it, but is emotionally unable and reluctant to hand him over to the cops. Part 2 concludes with the thieves successfully escaping the Mint with €984 million printed, but at the expense of the deaths of the people of Oslo, Moscow, and Berlin. Raquel discovers a series of postcards left by the Professor, who penned the coordinates for a place in Palawan, Philippines, where she reunites with him a year after the robbery.
Also Read: 111 Best TV shows of all time
Money Heist Season 2
Part 3 picks up two to three years after the robbery at the Royal Mint of Spain and shows the criminals living happily ever after in various locales. When Rio is apprehended by Europol using an intercepted phone, the Professor recalls Berlin’s previous intentions to attack the Bank of Spain in order to persuade Europol to hand over Rio and avoid his torture. He and Raquel (a.k.a. “Lisbon”) reassemble the gang, which includes Mónica (a.k.a. “Stockholm”), and recruit three new members: Bogotá, Palermo, and Marseille, with Palermo in command. The planned new robbery and their contrasting attitudes to love are outlined through flashbacks to the Professor and Berlin.
Another Heist – bigger than before
The masked robbers break into the tightly secured bank, kidnap hostages, and then steal the riches and state secrets. Simultaneously, the Professor and Lisbon go in an RV and later an ambulance, talking with the criminals and the cops. The police, commanded by Colonel Luis Tamayo and pregnant inspector Alicia Sierra, are forced to surrender Rio to the criminals when a bank break-in is foiled. Nairobi is seriously injured by a sniper shot to the chest delivered by the police, and the cops apprehend Lisbon.
With another police attack on the bank imminent, the Professor contacts Palermo and declares DEFCON 2 on the cops, thinking Lisbon to have been assassinated by the cops.
Part 3 ends with Tokyo describing that the Professor had fallen for his own trap. And that “the battle had begun,” and showing Lisbon alive and in jail.
Nairobi gets in life-threatening danger
The thieves race to save Nairobi’s life in Part 4 of the series. While Tokyo deposes Palermo and assumes charge the Professor and Marseille determine that Lisbon is still alive. Sierra interrogates her in a tent outside the bank. They persuade Tamayo’s aide, Antoanzas, to join them. And the Professor is able to reach an agreement with the cops for a 48-hour truce. While the gang saves Nairobi’s life, the controlled Palermo creates turmoil to reestablish his leadership by collaborating with Ganda.
Part 4 ends with Lisbon rejoining the group inside the bank. And Sierra discovering the Professor’s hiding place and holding him at gunpoint.
The fame of Money Heist
Following its transfer to Netflix, the series remained the most-watched series for six weeks. Moreover, became one of the most popular on IMDb. It was often trending on Twitter throughout the world, owing to celebrity comments from footballers Neymar and Marc Bartra. Furthermore, American singer Romeo Santos, and author Stephen King commented.
Users swarmed social media with photos of themselves dressed as robbers. People donned Dali masks and costumes at the Rio Carnival, and Dal symbols were shown on large banners at Saudi Arabia football stadiums.
Money Heist Season 5 part 1 is currently streaming on Netflix! Sit back and binge on to the biggest heist of Spain!
Have something to add to the story? Comment down below!