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New Netflix series can be watched in any order and it will affect how people view the story

Claire Reid

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New Netflix series can be watched in any order and it will affect how people view the story

A new Netflix series can be watched in any order, which will give a completely different viewpoint on the story. Speaking as someone who always falls asleep during a Netflix binge-watch this sounds like a bit of a godsend.

The non-linear anthology series centres on a heist and has eight episodes each named after a colour, such as Pink, White, Yellow and Green. You can get a first glimpse of the show here:

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Kaleidoscope spans 25 years and follows a team of masterful thieves who attempt to break into a seemingly unbreakable vault to get their hands on what could be the biggest criminal payday in history.

But of course, with high reward comes high risk and the team must first get through the most powerful corporate security team in the world and the FBI.

Interestingly, the show’s creator Eric Garcia says it's loosely based on a sort-of true story, confused yet?

He explained: “After Hurricane Sandy, $70 billion worth of bonds got flooded in the basement of the DTCC, which is a large clearing effort that’s owned by a bunch of the big banks. To my mind, I was like, ‘Well, that’s a perfect coverup for a heist!’”

Kaleidoscope lands on the streaming platform in January. Credit: Netflix
Kaleidoscope lands on the streaming platform in January. Credit: Netflix

Unlike your usual crime series, where the events play out in a pre-ordered fashion, Kaleidoscope offers viewers a ‘unique immersive experience’ - so you may choose to start with the episode titled Yellow, while others may choose to kick off with Green and regardless of which you choose you’ll still be left with a story that makes sense, clever, eh?

Executive producer Russell Fine said: “When you watch Kaleidoscope, all the information is there to be able to connect the dots and know the story.”

The eight-episodes span from 24 years before the heist to six months after, so depending on which episode you watch, you’ll be jumping into the crime at a different point in time.

The show has a non-linear format so it doesn’t matter which you order you watch them. Credit: Netflix
The show has a non-linear format so it doesn’t matter which you order you watch them. Credit: Netflix

Garcia added: “Being able to move around and watch different orders gives you a different viewpoint on the characters. There are questions that are going to be asked in one episode that are answered in another episode.

“Similarly, there'll be answers in an episode that you're watching that you don't even know are answers to something until you see the question when you watch another episode.”

The series stars Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney, Niousha Noor, Jordan Mendoza, Soojeong Son and Hemky Madera.

If you're keen to give it a watch, Kaleidoscope lands on Netflix on 1 January.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Claire Reid
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