Netflix’s new non-linear show Kaleidoscope has sent viewers into a frenzy on social media debating which order to watch the show in.
Loosely based on a real life heist, a group of criminals work together to break into a vault containing $7 billion worth of bonds and it involved a lot of water!
This eight episode series follows a different narrative for each viewer depending on how they decide to watch it.
Each episode is named a different colour such as – Green, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Violet, Red, Pink, and White – and is set at various times which eventually tie the plot together.
There is a possible 5,040 combinations the series can be watched in and it poses the question if this is the new way to watch a series?
It is evident on social media that viewers enjoy being in control of what they are watching with many saying you have to watch the white episode last.
Here’s my #Kaleidoscope watch order. And arguably the best 🙌🏻 anyone else watch it the same way or have a different take?
— Heather Brooker (@HeatherBrooker) January 16, 2023
One viewer, Ross MacDonald, 20, said: “The concept brings a fresh new take on interactive content for watchers.
“Personally the rule of watching White last isn’t a must but is better.”
Since the shows premier on January 1 2023, it’s popularity and success has kept it on the UK’s Netflix top 10.
This comes as no surprise with an all-star cast featuring Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney and Peter Mark Kendall.
Kaleidoscope creator, Eric Garcia, told the New York Post: “I said, ‘I think with all this batch delivery there’s no reason you have to watch a show in order. Why can’t we watch it out of order?
“And heist stories, which have always been my favourite genre, are always about loyalty and who is really on whose side, and shifting identities.
“For a show that’s meant to come into different characters at different times, and see them at different facets, it felt like a smart way to merge the two things: heist and nonlinear [storytelling].”
I started the show on the Yellow episode however after finishing the series I would have started on Pink.
Even though the Pink episode is set after the heist the other episodes following Pink would unravel the plot in a fun, clearer way ending on White which is the main heist episode.
This series is a twisted concept on a regular show and fits the storyline well as the heist is executed cleverly.
Overall Kaleidoscope is a must watch and is a look to the future with it’s weird but wonderful way of watching.
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