“Money Heist” - Season 5 Part 1 Review

Story posted September 13, 2021 in Arts & Entertainment by Jack Freiser.

“Money Heist” is one of the most popular Netflix shows of all time. With four stellar seasons, fans were excited how the story could end. And the beginning of the end is quite incredible.

The overarching plot of the show follows a group of bank robbers taking part in a high stakes heist. The show tells all of the wild journeys the robbers go through, as well as the people helping from outside the bank.

Although there were only five episodes in part one, each episode was filled to the brim with insane action sequences, character development and crazy intensity.

The action in this show has always been amazing, however this season really picks it up a notch. Each episode is filled with crazy action sequences.

There were countless explosions that were visually incredible. The action sequences leave the viewer at the edge of their seats the entire time. No character is safe when bullets are flying everywhere.

This season does an incredible job of picking up right where the last left off. There is no unnecessary build up to the action and there is no shortage of great character growth.

Although some characters are short-changed, the writers do an excellent job of adding depth to each character's arc. Characters such as Tokyo (Úrsula Corberó), Stockholm (Esther Acebo), and Manila (Belén Cuesta) are given absolutely incredible stories.

This show has never lacked interesting character arcs, however the writing in this season is very nuanced and topical. What helps the amazing writing is the outstanding performances from the whole cast, especially the three actresses listed earlier.

Úrsula Corberó has been the standout actress throughout the entire series, however her performance this season is absolutely breathtaking. She is an incredible actress and action star. Corberó has the emotional depth and charisma needed to be a perfect leading lady.

Throughout this show's run, the acting has been top tier. The audience is able to sympathize with every single character which causes the audience to be emotionally involved in the story. Viewers are emotionally impacted by any obstacle the team either hits or overcomes.

The emotional impact on the viewers is one of the best aspects of this show. Throughout the whole show, viewers have grown with these characters and when any character is either killed or injured it really hits the audience.

These five episodes are a really easy watch. The gang is overcoming their biggest obstacle yet which means the intensity in this season is at an all-time high.

The incredible part of this season is the way the showrunners are able to tell this very simple story in such a complex manner. All of the backstory makes these characters so personable which makes it even more heartbreaking when things go awry.

Overall, this season may be the best one yet. It has everything needed for a perfect season. Draw-dropping action sequences, amazing character development, and really complex writing.

This is a one-of-a-kind show, and so far, it has not stumbled on its final season.

Rating: 5/5

Jack Freiser is a second-year majoring in either media studies or telecommunications. To contact him, email jef5614@psu.edu.