Netflix also has tips on how to watch the amazing non-linear series like an Orange Is the New Black episode or a classic crime thriller.
Quentin Tarantino saved cinema, and now he’s saving Netflix’s “Kaleidoscope” — at least to make it make sense.
Starring Giancarlo Esposito, the non-linear series has captivated audiences since its New Year’s premiere with its eight episodes that follow the story of a $70 billion bond heist during Hurricane Sandy. With 24 years in the making for the robbery, the series jumps back and forth between timelines, showing the thieves at various intervals, including six months after the robbery. The series was created by Eric Garcia (writer of 2010’s Repo Men) and is also executive produced by Ridley Scott.
However, Netflix is looking for another writer to explain the series. Taking to Twitter, Netflix unveiled various color-coded episode guide cards to best understand “Kaleidoscope,” including a suggestion to approach the show like “a Quentin Tarantino movie.” See below.
“I came up with a few different commands to watch ‘Kaleidoscope’ so you don’t have to,” the official Netflix account tweeted.
The first option is to display in chronological order; the second is to watch a Tarantino film, cutting between five days before the robbery, six months after, and the next day; the third suggests watching “Orange Is the New Black” starting with two flashbacks; and the fourth possibility is to think of it like a “classic detective story” moving in almost exactly reverse chronological order before the theft itself.
IndieWire critic Steve Greene wrote in his review for the series that “Kaleidoscope” could easily have “built 45-minute blocks around every person involved in the work. Instead, creator Eric Garcia and his writing team’s approach here has a higher level of difficulty in hiding details that remain satisfactory whatever order they are revealed. The show is billed as a jigsaw puzzle of which each episode is a piece. In practice, the show is more like a safe with a pinpad code, with each episode giving you a number to unlock the whole thing.”
Viewers have also drawn comparisons to Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” and “Reservoir Dogs” with its non-linear approach to heists.
Oscar-winner Tarantino announced in November 2022 that he is currently working on an upcoming eight-episode limited series for a streamer rumored to be Netflix. Tarantino broke the news during his Cinema Speculation book tour in New York City while discussing with Elvis Mitchell, whose documentary Am I Black Enough For You? premiered on Netflix earlier this year. Tarantino’s series will go into production in 2023.
Tarantino previously worked with Netflix to release the 2015 film The Hateful Eight in episodic format. As for his forays into television, Tarantino directed an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2005, directed an episode of ER in 1995, and had a role in a two-parter of Alias.
I’ve come up with a few different commands to view Kaleidoscope so you don’t have to pic.twitter.com/FE6IiwjzM9
– Netflix (@netflix) January 2, 2023
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