- New Year 2023 will start with an eight-episode anthology, Kaleidoscope, revolving around action, crime and drama
- Users have frequently asked ‘How to Watch Kaleidoscope’ to which makers have said that the audience will have to choose their own journey while watching
- Fans can watch Kaleidoscope on Netflix from January 1, 2023
2023, for Netflix fans and subscribers, will begin with a one-of-a-kind show, the makers of which are confident that the users will enjoy something new. Titled ‘Kaleidoscope,’ the team has planned a differentiated viewing experience which will allow the audience to make decisions as they watch the series.
Kaleidoscope: OTT Release – Where to Watch
Presented as an action drama, Kaleidoscope has received a lot of interest from the audience already. As of December 31, 2022, over 8000 users on IMDb have already added the show to their watchlist. Frequent questions have been raised regarding ‘How to Watch Kaleidoscope.’
Details shared on Netflix’s site Tudum state that the show is an “all-new anthology series that’s not like any crime spree you’ve ever seen — and this trailer is here to prove it. If you think you’re already an expert on the genre, it’s time to throw out everything you know.”
Fans can watch Kaleidoscope on Netflix from January 1, 2023.
Kaleidoscope: Trailer and Premise
The show revolves around the largest heist ever attempted, vengeance and betrayals involved with it it. The synopsis of Kaleidoscope, as shared by Netflix, reads, “Spanning 25 years, the show follows a crew of masterful thieves who work to unlock a seemingly unbreakable vault for the biggest payday in history. Before they can get their hands on the cash, they must make it through the world’s most powerful corporate security team and the FBI.
How to Watch Kaleidoscope?
The interesting aspect of the show is the format. Just like any puzzle, viewers will have to piece together Kaleidoscope’s story as they watch. The anthology has a total of eight episodes; however, the audience won’t be watching them in sequential order. To ensure the experience is unique, every viewer will have something different, where through a streaming experience, viewers will enter the crime at different moments.
Every episode is named after a different colour. While some viewers may start with green, others may start with red. However, eventually, each viewer will have to watch all the coloured episodes to join the dots for the climax, which as per their order, will affect their viewpoint on the story. So one will have to pick their starting point and then watch all episodes before watching the climax, which has been named White. We will update the story with how we watched the show and our interpretation of it.
This is how I watched the series. We started with the episode name “Pink,” followed by “Violet,” “Yellow,” “Blue,” “Green,” “Yellow”, “Orange,” “Red,” and then “White.” While the series achieved its experimental goals, it honestly felt like watching a series out of order. Each episode opens with a narrator setting up what’s to come. This is added primarily to make sure that all users get to know the characters and what to expect at the onset. However, rather than helping in gliding through the series, it felt a little disorienting. I was hoping it would be repetitive, but that was not the case.
A heist story has to be gripping, or perhaps Money Heist has spoiled us in this regard. In Kladiscope, it is difficult to draw a connection with any of the characters, and the story also does not unfold in a manner that you are waiting to watch what’s next. In our opinion, the best way is to watch all episodes in sequence as the context is best set in that sequence and another good way is to start with the second last episode to the first and then watch White.
Kaleidoscope: Cast and Crew
Created by Eric Garcia, Kaleidoscope is directed by Mairzee Almas, Jose Padilha, and Everardo Gout. The cinematography of the show has been done by Neila Alpert and Eric Moynier. Written by the award-winning screenwriter Mylo Gregory, Kaleidoscope stars Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Rosaline Elbay, Jai Courtney, Niousha Noor, Jordan Mendoza, Soojeong Son and Hemky Madera.
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Sharing more details about the first episode, information shared on IMDb reads, “There are 7 billion ways to solve a crime. A master thief and his crew attempt an epic heist worth $7 billion, but betrayal, greed and other threats undermine their plans. The order in which you watch each episode will determine the outcome.”
Kaleidoscope: Message from the Makers
Sharing more with Netflix, Executive Producer Russell Fine said, “When you watch Kaleidoscope, all the information is there to be able to connect the dots and know the story.”
Show creator Garcia added, “Being able to move around and watch different orders gives you a different viewpoint on the characters. There are questions that are going to be asked in one episode that is answered in another episode. Similarly, there’ll be answers in an episode you’re watching that you don’t know answers to something until you see the question when you watch another episode.”