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Old 01-23-21, 05:06 PM
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Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy



As a teenager, Assane Diop's life was turned upside down when his father died after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. 25 years later, Assane will use "Arsčne Lupin, Gentleman Burglar" as his inspiration to avenge his father. A Netflix Original Series only on Netflix, January 8.
This has been in the top 10 for two weeks. Five episodes are out now. It was pretty good so far.
Old 01-23-21, 05:29 PM
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I watched 2 episodes so far and I like the different approach to the heist angle. In other words, the heist wasn’t the main plot, which I thought it was initially.

I tried watching with subtitles, which I usually prefer, but I didn’t realize the French language was so fast. Not something I ever thought about Sounds dumb, but the subtitles went by too fast for me to read. I have no problem reading subtitles for Chinese films. So I settled for the terrible dubbing.

One criticism I have is the multiple flashbacks. For example, you’ll get a 2 day flashback and a 1995 flashback, all while jumping to present day, all in the one episode back and forth. So a new scene may have a secondary character and you have to think about which timeline you’re watching. Obviously scenes with the main character are more discernible.

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In regards to the flashbacks, props to the casting director. The young/old versions of characters are spot on for all the actors.
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I really enjoyed it and it does leave you wanting more.
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I tried watching with subtitles, which I usually prefer, but I didn’t realize the French language was so fast. Not something I ever thought about Sounds dumb, but the subtitles went by too fast for me to read. I have no problem reading subtitles for Chinese films. So I settled for the terrible dubbing.
The subtitles don't match the dub, either. I hate when that happens.

Good series though.
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We’re only 2 eps in, but really enjoying it! We did opt for original with subtitles.
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One of the few foreign shows/movies I can watch with subtitles without my wife complaining since she's fluent in French. I really liked the early heist episodes then it started dragging a bit. Still very entertaining but I was surprised at how abruptly it ended with a massive cliffhanger.
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I disliked the last episode so much I will not watch part 2. It was that bad.
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The subtitles don't match the dub, either. I hate when that happens.
Is this somehow an issue if you don't speak French?
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In regards to the flashbacks, props to the casting director. The young/old versions of characters are spot on for all the actors.
I didn’t really think much about the casting for their younger versions, but the flashbacks are placed in perfect spots. They did a great job with their effectiveness. We’re 4 episodes in, and so far this is a great show.
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I disliked the last episode so much I will not watch part 2. It was that bad.
I liked him getting the other fellow picked up, but then that fellow getting released so quickly and then finding them again was a stretch.
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Just finished episode 4. I think I'm done. Is there any followup revealed later about the VHS tape? I find it impossible to believe that he could be so stupid. There's no way I can continue watching this if that was all.
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I had no idea this was just Part 1.

yea, the VHS thing was stupid. Just release the whole thing on Twitter, instead of just the snippet. Made no sense.
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Spoiler:
Trying way too hard to show how smart the guy is and it just falls to implausible that he could get into jail and break back out the way he did

I think we made it 3 episodes in and there is no way the show is believable to me so I'm tapping out.
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Just finished episode 4. I think I'm done. Is there any followup revealed later about the VHS tape? I find it impossible to believe that he could be so stupid. There's no way I can continue watching this if that was all.
Bow out not it does not get better.
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I'll watch when they introduce his Japanese grandson.
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I'll watch when they introduce his Japanese grandson.
I only checked out this series because I enjoyed the anime back in the day. I have zero experience with the actual source material.
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Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

I liked the show and will watch more when it comes out. A little confusing sometimes, but I liked the cast and the style. We tend to watch with subtitles anyway so went for the French version. I took French in school so could recognize some phrases now and then.
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So the basics of this is the main character uses the fictional book character (which the anime was also based on) as inspiration in his escapades?
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So the basics of this is the main character uses the fictional book character (which the anime was also based on) as inspiration in his escapades?
It starts out that way before veering off in its own direction and becoming a bit of a mess.
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Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

Part 2 - June 11

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Part 2 is up.
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I liked part 2, maybe better than part 1, probably because I had a better grasp on the style and characters. The action is good, and I like the way they unfold the capers.

Parts 1 and 2 are definitely halves of a whole. They say part 3 is coming, but that seems like it’d be “season 2, part 1,” but whatever.
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I think Part 2 was better, but the series could have used an extra episode or two to breath. I think the “good” cop need more time to really trust Lupin; plus the bits with Juliette felt rushed.

I was very surprised by the twist revealed at the beginning of the last episode. That’s how you deliver a surprise! There weren’t any tells giving it away. If it were an American show I’d have known from the direction during the first scene what was going on with that character.

How’s Lupin so quick to forgive his ex? She effectively turned him over to get their son back.

I assume part 3 will be a new story?


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