La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Thursdays, Part 5, ep. 4: Hypocrit…

      Be careful what you tell your kids, Berlin, they might just take you seriously!  casa14 Too bad they had to resurrect him for this season…

   I love these guys who never sleep, but are always eating over their keyboards!

Last  week  was Part 5, episode 3: Thoughtless Transport Thursdays -La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) Part 5, ep. 3 Vida/Life  ,


Next week is P5e5: La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Thursdays, Part 5, ep. 5: Sacrifice Transports, But Does it Build Empathy?

  “Somos la resistencia.” “We are the Resistance.”     Now, yes… Shira

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we can be part of the Peaceful Resistance… 2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.


Click here to read, if you like:

Science Fiction/Fantasy Shows,  Lupin, or Money Heist

Holistic High School Lessons,

Thoughtful Readers, please consider reading about #ProjectDoBetter.

16 thoughts on “La Casa de Papel/Money Heist Thursdays, Part 5, ep. 4: Hypocrit…

        1. Questionable things? LOL!!

          Well, if you count dragging a woman you’ve violated to her possible death (ok, yes, he covered her during the firefight, but he wanted to die anyway), and calling suicide-by-cop a dignified death. Hmm? Personally, I’d call that cowardice, since he forced the poor girl to do the loading, which exposed her more than his hiding behind their position, but, he did pick his own time to die, true.

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Never said he redeemed himself, or that he had a character arc, I’m not here for moral policing fictional characters. I like writing and always appreciate a well written character or scene. I found his character well written. Many characters were killed in this series, but the screenplay for when he dies was one of my favorite moments of the series. That said, I stopped watching it after a while, since it did not keep me engaged enough.

            Liked by 1 person

            1. Interesting. I watched it mostly after seeing the refs to Bella Ciao’ and the Prof.’s sacrificial walk to turn himself in.

              I agree that his char. was charismatic and an committed, which is essential in a good villain, and he had some great lines, like the ‘estamos jugando la Ruleta Rusa, Tokyo, VUELVE MAS TARDE!!!” delivered like a petulant child having a tempertantrum (like his “No Seas Tan Negativo!” in his flashback to the impossible underwatervault plan objections by Sergio), but I have great difficulty understanding how this character has become so popular with people, when he ought to have been seen as an example of what NOT to do with tremendous genius (at least abstract intellectual genius, and social intelligence sufficient to manipulate, but not to have either empathy or compassion). This disturbs me not in the sense that such characters are not moral, but in that story affects and shapes our cultures, and the amount of admiration for such a character shows, it seems to me, a great illness in our society. That we admire such sociopaths points to a lack of empathy and/or compassion in ourselves, and in spite of his zingers and great intellect, I found myself sickened by (and perhaps this is my own childhood trauma coming out, I should admit) his sadistic lack of interest in controlling his appetites, and worried sick by the admiration by the general public for such a person.

              Liked by 2 people

  1. You’re right, Berlin earned notoriety. But I don’t know anyone that idolizes him. If I choose to watch a series on heist, I’m not expecting to be introduced to morally upright characters. I can’t speak for everyone in society, but I’m glad we’ve moved away from writing 1-D Disney villains with their signature evil laughter. I’m happy writers are choosing to paint the complex picture embodying the dichotomy we see far too often in real life. Going out with a bang does not mean having a dignified death. And it’s not my place to speak for others, but I’d be very happy to see more of grey on screen. Villains can have humor, wit, intelligence, even philanthropy, and other positive virtues. If the audience is able to go through the moral dilemmas the characters are, see the flaws in heroes, potential in villiams, and realize that decisions are probably the biggest factors drawing the line between right and wrong, to me that’s a winner. The more you loathe the villian, the better the job the writers/actors have done. And that’s why Berlin grew on me – the first season was shocking and his character distinctly seasoned and aged. Did the character become a saint in his journey? No, he was too far gone. But that was not the point of the series. We witnessed these characters with a lot of negative attributes, several positive attributes, but mostly poor moral judgement. And that was real and much more relatable vs. watching an Ocean’s 11 style heist. In fact, every character in the series, at least until I watched, for the most part, danced around that grey area, there was no black or white. And I enjoyed watching that dance. At the end of the day, it’s a semi-popular, mostly decent Netflix series, snd I wouldn’t spend any more time thinking about that. That’s all I gotta say, Peace!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I think that you’ve misread me. I’m not suggesting a return, either, to cardboard villains, but I am suggesting that we see a well-written villain as a cautionary character. They must be engaging, and flawed. And loathable, and certainly does not need to be redeemed nor redeemable, as the lady in Misery was not. But no cult following grew up around her, either, while this is happening with Berlin. That is what worries me, as I said, not the character.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. “…it’s a semi-popular, mostly decent Netflix series, snd I wouldn’t spend any more time thinking about that. ”

        Or, in other words:

        “…full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”

        Liked by 3 people

Please Share your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s