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Money Heist: Korea-Joint Economic Area

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Korean take on Spanish heist series has violence, intrigue.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 3+

not as good as the orginal

It's pretty good, but the original Money Hiest is better. Teh only advantage of this one is that it's more appropriate, and it's not nearly as long. It's only 1 season, whereas the original is 5 seasons, so time commitment isnt as long. I saw the original with my tthree kids, and I was curious to seehwo this one was, so I saw it alone.
age 8+


Pretty good show, but can be kinda gruesome. If your child is mature, though it will be okay. I watched it with my 9-year-old and she loved it. The English dubbing is also pretty well done.

Is It Any Good?

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Money Heist: Korea-Joint Economic Area is, unlike what other reviews may say, nothing like Squid Game. An important distinction, since it can seem reductionist to assume that every high-budget K-drama on Netflix will be just like the juggernaut that captured the world's attention. While Money Heist: Korea-Joint Economic Area does have characters in jumpsuits, it's completely different, owing to its source material, Spanish Netflix drama Money Heist. Also differentiating it from other K-drama and its source material is the focus on a speculative near-future in which North and South Korea finally unify, and capitalism is able to make even deeper roots in the country as a whole.

Viewers who love international history and culture will get a kick out of this what-if look at Korea figuring out its identity as a unified country. Themes regarding traditionalism versus globalism abound in the series, and tell a uniquely Korean story. In fact, because the series is a show with Korean audiences in mind first, the show's political and social nuances might be lost or disregarded by American audiences. What American audiences can take from Money Heist: Korea-Joint Economic Area is that the country is on a journey towards solidifying its own internal identity amid pressures from the global community, late-stage capitalism and from within its borders.

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