A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a story about brilliant group of criminals who plan and attempt to carry out a major heist, and the relationships they build during that time. Love is also a theme.
Positive Role Models
Berlin is charming and the rest of the group is likable, but they are all criminals and do bad things to good people.
Spanish and French cast members are featured. Criminals are men and women.
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Violence & Scariness
Guns are frequently visible. People are threatened, robbed, pushed around, beaten on the head, etc. There are also car and motorbike chases and things are blown up.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's strong sexual innuendo, and people are shown making out, in their underwear, and engaged in voyeuristic activity. There are crude sexual references. Love is both disparaged and celebrated, and divorce is briefly discussed.
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Swears like "pissed," "bitch," "ass," and curses like "bulls--t," "f--k" are audible and in the subtitles.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (wine, beer, hard liquor) and cigarette smoking are shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Berlin, a prequel in the Spanish Money Heist franchise (and dubbed and subtitled in English), features a likable cast of thieves who use guns, physical violence, and other tactics to do their job. Some characters engage in sexist and stalking-like behaviors. There's also strong innuendo, cursing, drinking, and smoking.
Is It Any Good?
The amusing series takes us back to the years before the infamous Spanish heists, when the criminal mastermind was healthier and in charge of his own gang of thieves. You can't help but root for the charming Berlin and the other quirky characters, whose antics are entertaining. From their point of view we see how each stage of the master plan comes together, what challenges they face along the way, and, of course, the success or failure of the entire enterprise. It's fun, but there's some obvious sexist behavior, and Berlin lacks the thrill of its parent series because it feels more focused on the likable cast than it does the heist that's being planned. Some franchise fans will be disappointed by this, but it's still entertaining, and even those unfamiliar with Money Heist can enjoy it.
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