Kaleidoscope. Netflix subscribers face dilemma as they watch ‘interesting and confusing’ heist series

Netflix subscribers faced a dilemma when watching the new release, Kaleidoscope.

Kaleidoscope will arrive on Netflix on Sunday (January 1) with an unusual premise that has raised eyebrows and questions from many viewers.

Crime drama – created Matchstick men by Eric Garcia – has been going on for over 25 years. It follows a group of master thieves led by Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito, who work together to pull off a sophisticated heist.

However, what has caught the attention of viewers is the fact that the series has been designed in such a way that viewers can watch seven of the eight episodes available in any order.

This means that each episode with different color names, except for the finale titled “White”, can be watched in any order and the story will still make sense.

Netflix users have been assigned Kaleidoscope episodes in different order except for the first and last episodes.

Netflix states that “the order in which [viewers] Watch the episodes that will influence their perspective on the story, the characters and the questions and answers behind the heist.”

However, people can view subscriptions in any order to create a unique viewing experience.


Given the fact that there are 5040 possible combinations to try Kaleidoscope – and those who choose to throw the finale into the mix are faced with a staggering 40,320 ways – viewers are left wondering what the best possible order is.

“What is the best order to watch? Kaleidoscope?” asked a viewer on Twitter.

Another added: “Best color to start with Kaleidoscope starting?

“Okay, so which order are you looking at? Kaleidoscope?” written by third person.

Some viewers have advised others which sequence offers the best experience when one person writes: “Watch as follows: red – yellow – orange – green – purple – blue – white – pink.”

Another proposed a different order, suggesting: “Red, purple, orange, green, yellow, blue, pink, white.”

Alongside Esposito, the cast includes Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabriel, Rosalyn Elba, Jordan Mendoza, Jai Courtney, Nyusha Noor, Sooyoung.

Kaleidoscope is now available to watch on Netflix.

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