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La Casa de Papel (2017)
How many plot holes can you fit into one story?
Let me start by saying, I think like many others, I was duped into watching this by its high IMDB rating. And because of this series I am 100% convinced that Netflix is paying people to give this show a high rating. I understand that people's tastes vary, however, if you enjoy stories with countless plot holes, unlikable/irritating characters, bad acting, pointless monologues, and complete nonsense, then this is a must watch. In fact, the only reason I watched the whole series, was because of how ridiculous it was. It frequently sent me into fits of laughter.
This did have the potential to be fairly interesting, yet it seems the writers went out of their way to produce complete nonsensical drivel. The story focuses on a group of supposedly highly experienced/intelligent robbers, who plan to take over The Royal Mint of Spain, in order to print and steal vast sums of money, over a two weeks period.
Yet, this group of professionals couldn't be more incompetent. They spend five months prior to the robbery, in a boarding school style setting, run by an equally incompetent professor. Not only are they treated like children, but they also do a good job of acting like children. During the robbery, each of them take turns in making completely pointless mistakes, putting the entire heist in jeopardy. There are many boring monologues between the characters, which offer little substance. A good series would normally have at least one likeable character, either good or bad, where the audience can follow them on a journey and become engrossed in the story. Unfortunately there are no such characters existing in this series. The writers attempt to use the 'sex sells' approach throughout, hoping that the audience will be enticed by random cleavage shots, and hilarious sex scenes.
The lead investigator/hostage negotiator was what really took the biscuit for me. Throughout the series she constantly makes wrong decisions, taking her lunch breaks in a nearby tapas bar, where at one point, she even drinks wine in the middle of her working day. This women is irrational, unstable, and appears to only care about getting laid. Not only has she had a 15 year affair with her closest colleague (who is married), but she also manages to bed the professor, after suspecting him of being in charge of the heist. The plot holes are really endless, and I could go on...
If you enjoy watching high quality productions, then stay well clear of this. On the other hand, if you fancy watching laugh out loud rubbish then get stuck in!
The unbearable James Cordon
I have never written a review on IMDB, until now! The main reason being, because of the irritating, fake, childish, and unfunny James Cordon. This is definitely a programme for people who have a dreadful sense of humour; the type of person who would find cancer funny.
I am absolutely dumbfounded at how exactly this overweight, talentless fool ever made it in America, but I suppose it has something to do with today's society.
Cordon reminds me of the boy at school, who craves attention, and will do pretty much anything to gain a cheap laugh. He's an irritating fatty who possesses an unbearable, yet confident grin. And don't get me started on that Carpool Karaoke...repetitive, overused, childish, and plain boring.
Whenever the talentless blob appears on tv, I immediately change channel. That's as much as he deserves.