Netflix New Crime Show Being Compared To Prison Break At Its Best

by : UNILAD on : 05 Mar 2018 15:49

An ‘intense’ and ‘brilliant’ new Netflix crime drama is being hailed as a ‘modern day Prison Break’. 


Money Heist, or La Casa de Papel as it’s also known, has been available on Netflix for a while now but people are really starting to talk about it.

There is currently one season consisting of thirteen episodes available to stream, and while there has been talk of  season two being made available on Netflix, no date has been confirmed just yet – although it’s rumoured to be May 1, 2018.

Watch the trailer here:

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What’s it about?

Well, a ‘mysterious man, who goes by the name of El Profesor’ is planning on carrying out the biggest heist ever’.

He recruits a gang of eight people with certain abilities and who have nothing to lose so he can carry out his elaborate plan.

His goal is to enter the Royal Mint of Spain and print 2.4 billion euros but in order to do this, they need eleven days of seclusion, during which they will have to deal with ‘sixty-seven hostages and the elite forces of the police’.


Fans are pretty impressed with the show with some serious recommendations, and others saying it’s ‘addictive’.

One fan wrote:


If anyone wants to watch a series which provides a nostalgic narcos feeling but is more prison break type of drama/crime . I highly highly recommend you watch “La casa de papel” or known as money heist, on Netflix it’s absolutely amazing ,salute la professor. [sic]

Another added:

La casa de papel on @netflix might be the most addictive show I’ve ever watched, and it’s not even in English. [sic]

Somebody by the name of Greek Mike wrote:

Just finished watching La Casa De Papel and oh my God, it’s amazing. I put it in the same tier as Breaking Bad and might actually like The Professor more than Walter White.


Another Netflix show which has been given high praise – including a recommendation from Stephen King – is La Mante.

The show, which has been compared to Luther – is a mini-series about a psychopath whose murders are believed to be inspired by Jeanne Deber, known as ‘The Mantis’, a famous serial killer who terrorised the country 20 years ago.

The police, believing the motto ‘takes one to know one’, ask Deber to help them hunt the copycat killer.


In solitary confinement, the killer agrees to help on one condition – and that is that she will only deal only with detective Damien Carrot, who just so happens to be her son, who had broken ties with his mother a long time ago.

Damien has no choice – a serial killer is on the loose and could strike anytime, anywhere in Paris.

This French series (in French, with subtitles) is as dark as they come — think Bron/Broen or Luther, a bleak serial-killer show with disturbing visuals and stylish misery.

Carole Bouquet stars as Jeanne, a vigilante-style serial killer serving a life sentence when a copycat murderer begins imitating her crimes.

The show is only six episodes, so even if you binge it, its chilling darkness won’t take over your life

That’s yet another two shows I’ll be adding to the ‘ones to watch’ list.

Topics: Film and TV


New York Times
  1. New York Times

    Noteworthy: La Mante