When we talk about Netflix, there are series that are a resounding success, but also others that fall by the wayside. And the latter is an always latent risk because innovation is also part of the company’s DNA, although the experiments do not always turn out well. Kaleidoscopestarring Giancarlo Esposito, is a new series that is about to premiere on the platform, and demonstrates the company’s interest in telling interesting stories.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch It was a project launched by Netflix in 2018. It came in the form of an interactive movie. A kind of story that the viewer himself could control, from beginning to end. A cross between video games and the world of cinema. Kaleidoscope offers a similar bet; although not as technological as bandersnatch. As far as we know, the story can be watched in any order you want.
Kaleidoscope seems to drink from the structure seen in Hopscotcha novel by Julio Cortázar, and is committed to something similar. The series is not linear, although all its episodes are connected. Depending on the order you choose when viewing it, Kaleidoscope will offer different perspectives to viewers. All this while you try to solve the mystery behind the main premise of the series.
Its episodes allow us to see an interesting detail, since they have been called after colors. The final episode is Whitebut there are also others like the Blue Y Violet. An addition that will probably have relevance in terms of plot.
Kaleidoscope represents an interesting bet for Netflix after years of drought
Kaleidoscope It is not the first non-linear story on Netflix, since it was released in 2013 Arrested Development. However, this time around the structure gets much more attention, and seems to make more sense given its plot. A series that invites you to solve a mystery must offer tools for you to do so.
Also, is a bet that arouses the genuine interest of mystery lovers. After all, the news that Netflix has accustomed us to today has to do with changes (for the worse) in its operation; among them, the prohibition of sharing passwords, advertisements, and seasons that do not impress anyone.
how will it be Kaleidoscope like series? That’s something we don’t know yet. Despite this, it’s exciting to see Netflix take a riskier gamble from time to time.
Kaleidoscope will premiere on the platform this coming January 1. In addition, it has the participation of great stars, such as Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Tati Gabrielle (The Hidden World of Sabrina) and the Spanish actress Paz Vega (The OA).