When “Money Heist,” one of Netflix’s most successful series of all time, ended in December 2021 after five seasons with the end of the big series, fans of the Spanish bank robbery cracker looked into the abyss.
Now there is a refill for all “Money Heist” fans. In the form of a Korean remake.
The first six episodes of the first season of “Money Heist: Korea” have been available to watch on Netflix since Friday. A celebration for everyone who loved the Spanish series beating?
A mysterious man who calls himself a professor collects eight thieves once again. They are called again Tokyo, Rio, Berlin, Moscow, Denver, Nairobi, Helsinki and Oslo.
Also in attendance was “Squid Game” star Park Hae-Soo (40), who got the role of Berlin in the remake, and in which Spaniard Pedro Alonso (51) starred in the original.
South Korean-American actress Kim Yeonjin (48 years old) must seem familiar to many. In the American TV series “Lost” she played the Korean Seon Kwon, in the movie “Money Heist: Korea” she is the detective Seon Woo-jin who wants to track down the gangsters.
Of course, as you can imagine, neither the Spanish banknote printers nor the central banks were stormed in a remake, and this time the chain specialists invade the Korean currency. And it gets a little more political than the Spanish version of money theft.
Synopsis: The series begins in Korea, where North and South are about to reunite. The professor, holding the strings, forms a team of eight people from the North and the South. This is to steal the newly minted coins, which is a single coin. While it is still in print. Because only the rich will benefit from the new money, while the poor will get poorer…
And not only the content of the new edition of “House of Money” is partially different from the original. After the famous Salvador Dali masks, with which thieves originally concealed their identity, this time there are masks based on traditional Korean masks.
It remains to be seen if “Money Heist: Korea” can captivate fans of the series as much as the Spanish original. However, the reactions of many who watched the program live on Twitter are not very promising.
★ “Netflix has money to copy their own shows (see Money Heist: Korea) but they fail to keep up the good, exciting shows that don’t die forever (eg, The Society, I’m not okay with this). I’m angry,” she walked.
★ “#HouseOfMoneyKorea is very disappointing. Characters are alike. Same names. Minor changes in what happens… You totally save yourself!”
★ “Can we talk about the ‘Money Heist: Korea’ series? Episode 1 and I don’t know why they’re doing that. It shouldn’t be like that, same characters, same names, same story…”
Of course, there are also viewers celebrating the remake and wrote, among other things: “Just watched ‘Money Heist: Korea.’ It seems like it happened more in the first episode than it did in the entire first season of the original.” Or also: “I’m still in the first episode, but I love it so much. Even if it’s the Korean version, it’s still done well. Don’t understand the needless hate.”
But positive votes (still) are clearly a minority.