Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

Old 01-23-21, 05:06 PM
  #1  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 40,142
Likes: 0
Received 3,035 Likes on 2,059 Posts
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
  #2  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,718
Received 207 Likes on 160 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

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.

Last edited by MLBFan24; 01-23-21 at 08:53 PM.
Old 01-23-21, 05:50 PM
  #3  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 40,142
Likes: 0
Received 3,035 Likes on 2,059 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

In regards to the flashbacks, props to the casting director. The young/old versions of characters are spot on for all the actors.
Old 01-24-21, 04:50 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 747
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

I really enjoyed it and it does leave you wanting more.
Old 01-24-21, 05:37 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: long island, ny
Posts: 650
Received 13 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

Originally Posted by MLBFan24 View Post
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.
Old 01-24-21, 06:49 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SnogBox
Posts: 7,969
Received 70 Likes on 52 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

We’re only 2 eps in, but really enjoying it! We did opt for original with subtitles.
Old 01-24-21, 11:03 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: IL
Posts: 2,902
Received 24 Likes on 19 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

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.
Old 01-24-21, 12:20 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
d2cheer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 11,038
Received 198 Likes on 142 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

I disliked the last episode so much I will not watch part 2. It was that bad.
Old 01-24-21, 12:53 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hero
 
TomOpus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 38,097
Received 870 Likes on 632 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

Originally Posted by Geddlo View Post
The subtitles don't match the dub, either. I hate when that happens.
Is this somehow an issue if you don't speak French?
Old 01-24-21, 01:35 PM
  #10  
Banned by request
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Goodbye and Good Luck
Posts: 17,800
Received 776 Likes on 580 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
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.
Old 01-25-21, 04:18 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
SmithsGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 923
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
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.
Old 01-25-21, 05:44 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 254
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

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.
Old 01-27-21, 11:58 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,718
Received 207 Likes on 160 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

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.
Old 01-28-21, 10:10 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
jpcamb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: MA
Posts: 7,167
Received 235 Likes on 170 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

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.
Old 01-28-21, 05:48 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
d2cheer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 11,038
Received 198 Likes on 142 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

Originally Posted by postermen View Post
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.
Old 01-28-21, 06:20 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 11,050
Received 663 Likes on 515 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

I'll watch when they introduce his Japanese grandson.
Old 01-29-21, 11:19 AM
  #17  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: IL
Posts: 2,902
Received 24 Likes on 19 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

Originally Posted by Paff View Post
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.
Old 03-02-21, 05:13 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 48,622
Received 567 Likes on 464 Posts
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.
Old 03-05-21, 10:08 AM
  #19  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 40,142
Likes: 0
Received 3,035 Likes on 2,059 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

The following users liked this post:
Superman07 (03-05-21)
Old 03-05-21, 10:15 AM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 16,741
Received 481 Likes on 354 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

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?
Old 03-05-21, 11:28 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: IL
Posts: 2,902
Received 24 Likes on 19 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
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.
Old 05-11-21, 09:35 AM
  #22  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 40,142
Likes: 0
Received 3,035 Likes on 2,059 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

Part 2 - June 11

Old 06-11-21, 10:27 AM
  #23  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 40,142
Likes: 0
Received 3,035 Likes on 2,059 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

Part 2 is up.
Old 07-03-21, 12:29 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 48,622
Received 567 Likes on 464 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

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.
Old 07-17-21, 10:00 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SnogBox
Posts: 7,969
Received 70 Likes on 52 Posts
Re: Lupin (Netflix) -- S: Omar Sy

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?


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.