Money Heist

Formerly known as “La Casa de Papel,” this limited Spanish series (in Spanish with subtitles, or dubbed) has been renamed “Money Heist” for American audiences, and fair enough: It’s about a heist at the Royal Mint of Spain. A scarily brilliant mastermind who calls himself the Professor assembles a group of highly capable thieves and plans an elaborate siege designed to take place over several days, which includes essential tasks for the dozens of hostages and a vow that no one will be hurt. At 22 episodes across two seasons, it is too drawn out, but even so, it’s often as tense and exciting as early-era “Lost.” If you want a thriller with visual panache — like freaky Dalí masks — try this. — Margaret Lyons


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