I for one had managed to stay away from the “Bella Ciao!” fever for the longest time. As boredom and peer pressure progressed, I gave in. And hoped on the never-ending binge of Money-Heist.
As an upcoming PR professional, I appreciate the power of great storytelling. Let me tell you, it is absolutely amazing! A tale of twists and turns that kept me on my toes, scrambling to predict what would happen next.
Every character is equally unpredictable as is stereotypical sometimes. The seeming underdog- the Professor, is the mastermind who controls and orchestrates everything, is the best part of the show. His technical ability to nail an operation as complex as the heist is pathbreaking! One can’t help but fall in love with the villain of the show.
The characters have their own quirks which make them relatable and enjoyable to watch. Denver is hot-headed yet a passionate lover, Helsinki the war vet, is a soft teddy on the inside. Tokyo is unpredictable but dependable. Nairobi is practical yet deeply emotional and Rio is young but mature. Berlin is sophisticated yet unhinged many times. A set of paradoxes brought in together by a single story, a mission that weaves them together.
The narratives here spin more than a spinning top. It is evident that the show is a product of intense and deep research. It is descriptive and insightful about construction, science, medicine, psychology, government policy, and public sentiments. This prompts me to call the story writers- masterminds instead of the Professor.
Storytelling is Money Heist’s strongest ‘suit’ instead of the red overalls and the Dali mask. Narrated in Tokyo’s sultry voice, it arouses interest in the show never experienced before. As one embarks on this journey it comes to light that despite carrying heavy-duty weapons and guns, it is the professor’s call that did the heavy-lifting. Excellent negotiation skills got the character to control a large-scale operation couped up in his little makeshift garage.