The new Netflix collection “Lupin” is a free adaptation of the Arséne Lupin tales by Maurice Leblanc, but it surely’s set within the current day, with a hero who’s impressed by the exploits of Leblanc’s fictional “gentleman thief.”
Through flashbacks, we meet Assane Diop (performed by Omar Sy) as a younger Senegalese immigrant who has just lately arrived in Paris along with his father. As an grownup, he’s remodeled himself into an impossible-to-catch thief and grasp of disguise.
While a few of Assane’s schemes have a satisfying clockwork intricacy, others rely extra on his willingness to stroll into any room and act as if he belongs there. As the collection’ 5 episodes proceed (with extra to come back), Assane is pulled right into a thriller across the crime that put his father in jail.
As we clarify on the newest episode of the Original Content podcast, having fun with “Lupin” requires some suspension of disbelief — Assane’s success will depend on each an astonishingly incompetent police pressure and his means to vanish in a method that’s exhausting to think about in up to date society. But if you happen to can go that far, the present is a pleasure to look at, thanks largely to Sy’s charismatic efficiency, in addition to the character’s pleasant confidence and ingenuity.
We open the episode by discussing a really completely different present with the identical setting, “Emily in Paris,” which was just lately (and controversially) nominated for 2 Golden Globes.
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If you’d prefer to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:00 Lupin overview
0:34 Golden Globe dialogue
18:08 Lupin overview
34:57 Lupin spoiler dialogue