Netflix’s Heist Season 1 Review: Ordinary People and Their Extraordinary Heists

Heist Season 1, produced by Oscar-winning Two Distant Strangers‘ producer Dirty Robber is out on Netflix. Directed by Derek Doneen, it is a documentary series based on three big heists in modern American history. The documentary features the people and have actors enacting the scenes about how they pulled off these heists. The plot states, “A new Netflix documentary series chronicling three of the biggest heists in modern American history, as explained by the people who pulled them off.”

Netflix Heist Season 1 Review: In-depth analysis

Heist Season 1 Netflix has three heist stories, each divided into two episodes of 45-50 minutes. The first story is of a 21-year-old woman named Heather Tallchief and how she stole millions in Vegas casino cash with the help of aids career criminal Roberto Solis.

Heist Season 1, episodes 1 and 2 is called Sex Magick Money Murder and has actor Lisa Lord acting as Heather Tallchief, revealing how it started, how they planned and executed it. Actors Patricio Doren and Emree Franklin play Roberto Solis and young Heather, recreating the story scenes. Amid the heist story, we have some too hot to handle scenes in between Roberto and Heather.

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Netflix’s Heist Season 1 Review: Still from the series

Netflix’s Heist Season 1 Episodes 3 and 4 is called The Money Plane. In these two episodes, we meet Karls Monzon, who plans to conduct a heist at the Miami International Airport. Several TV shows inspire Karls to plan this big heist in which he stole 7.4 million dollars. Actor Juan Sanchez-Molina is used for the recreation scenes of Karls Monzon.

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Heist Season 1 Review: Episode still

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The last two episodes of the Heist Season 1 series on Netflix are called The Bourbon King Part 1 and 2. The heist took place in 1999 when a family man named Toby Curtsinger sets a plan with his friends to steal the world’s most expensive bourbon. The heist gains a lot of attention from the media, and during the investigation, we witness a huge twist in the last episode. Actor Matthew Downs portrays Toby Curtsinger in the recreation scenes.

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Heist Season 1 Review: Still from the episode

Heist Netflix documentary series is different from the usual documentary shows we’ve seen on the digital platform. It seems like the makers had fun while aligning the plots of the real-life heist stories. The episodes don’t have that dead serious music with stressful narration. It’s like a fictional heist series. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I personally feel that they could’ve told us the heist stories in 60 minutes each instead of dividing them into two parts.

Netflix Heist Season 1 Review: Is it worth watching?

Overall, the new heist show is intriguing but stretched. You will find yourself scrolling ahead in between when some scenes start to bore you. It’s an interesting one time watch for all the heist genre lovers. If you are desperately waiting for Money Heist Season 5 like me, this show will keep you hooked for a while. So add it to your weekend binge-list. Also, the episodes have adult scenes and indecent language.

Heist Season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Heist Season 1 Review: Netflix has released a documentary series that tells us three stories of some astounding heists conducted by ordinary Americans.


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