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Kaleidoscope Season 1 Review – a thrilling high-speed ride

January 2, 2023

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We are reviewing the Netflix series Kaleidoscope Season 1, which contains no spoilers.

We get a unique experience with the Netflix series Kaleidoscope. A heist of more than 25 years is about to unfold before our eyes. Do the pieces of the puzzle connect well enough for this to be another hit for Netflix?

Kaleidoscope Season 1 Review and Plot Summary

Kaleidoscope follows the story of a group of people pulling off the biggest heist ever attempted. But, of course, it comes with conspiracies, backstabbing, and plenty of obstacles.

You know, it’s crazy that Netflix would take this risk of having the series non-linear and understand that they had to write this in a way that no matter how the viewer looked at it, it would make sense to everyone world. Throughout my viewing experience, I never felt lost, and I knew where we were in the timeline and never lost sight of the end goal. I give the writers huge credit for making this possible

One of the most important things about a heist is the leader. You see it in the Ocean Trilogy with Danny Ocean and in Fast Five with Dominic Toretto. The leader is someone who adapts perfectly to every element of the heist. He’s not the smartest person in the room, but you’d never know that by the way he acts. Another note is that he is calm and collected throughout the ride. Finally, the final piece of the puzzle is how he directs and interacts with the crew.

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That said, Giancarlo Esposito is the leader the show needed. He had the confidence, the arrogance and the ability to take Leo at the level of making every element of the show essential viewing. Additionally, Leo had stakes outside of the scope of this heist that elevated the story leading to an essential empathy factor with his character. Esposito was not only the backbone of the show, but also the emotional support he needed. A great performance from the man at the top.

Esposito isn’t the only actor to release his A-game in this series. I have to shout out to the rest of the set to be vital pieces of the puzzle. That said, my favorites of the group were Rufus Sewell to be a big bad, with a problem child Jai Courtney who is PERFECT in every role he plays. Lately, Gabrielle Tatiwho is the perfect liaison between the two parties and steals several scenes from this series.

One of my only bones to pick with the whole show was the score/music. I’m still not 100% sure how I felt about it, but sometimes I thought it took away crucial scenes. It was perfect in the way they used it to elevate the in-between moments of the show, but other times they used it it was so overwhelming you could barely understand the conversation. He’s one of those who takes the good, takes the bad, but they could have taken it down a notch when the actors were talking.

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Is Kaleidoscope season 1 on Netflix any good?

Yes, not only Kaleidoscope good, but it’s something I can’t wait to see again. One of the things my wife noticed while watching was the colors of the episodes; you will notice this color throughout the episode. Another cool and nuanced little thing the creators put into the show that made them stand out.

Overall, it’s an adrenaline-filled heist series that keeps you on your toes throughout each episode. The show works on so many levels, including a brilliant performance by Giancarlo Esposito. Plus, not only do I think everyone is going to love the show, but I think it’ll hit the top of the TV charts and stay there for weeks to come. This is a fun series that EVERYONE can enjoy.

What did you think of Season 1 of Netflix’s Kaleidoscope? Comments below.

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