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What’s it about
A media mogul, lately come right into a shocking inheritance, receives a threatening letter from a bunch that calls itself ‘The Minions of Midas’. He must siphon off most of his conglomerate’s shares, failing which a random individual will die each few days, however it’s this very randomness of the extortion that stops him from caving in. Concurrently, a journalist in his employment uncovers an enormous scandal, involving one of many firm’s main buyers funding arms to the regime in Syria.
As talked about earlier than, the primary episode of The Minions of Midas begins with a bang, and the second is sweet sufficient to tag us alongside for the remaining 4 episodes. Different positives embody the performances, particularly these by Luis Tosar, Marta Belmonte and Guillermo Toledo as additionally the manufacturing values and the camerawork by Pau Esteve Birba. Plus, conserving the online sequence concise at simply six episodes was a sensible transfer by the maker to make sure that most watch it to the top within the lure of discovering out how the thriller lastly unfolds.
From halfway by means of the third episode until about three quarters of the finale, you really get bored and maintain checking the time, questioning when issues will lastly come to an head. Miguel Barros and Mateo Gil’s screenplay turns into progressively weaker as the online present goes on, as does the latter’s route (he calls the photographs for all six episodes), and is an excruciating take a look at of our endurance to attend it out until the final 20 minutes or so (when issues lastly begin to get a transfer on) purely on the promise of the primary two episodes. The modifying additionally cops a lot of the blame regardless of the choice to maintain the general size concise, and for the lifetime of me I can not perceive why the makers have been so stingy with the usage of BGM to simply liven issues up. A slow-burner thriller is one factor, and I recognize it when the script calls for of, however this one actually takes it too far, and extra bewilderingly, the premise would not advantage such a therapy.
The Minions of Midas is not as unhealthy as its boring and fails to reside as much as its potential. The anomaly arrange at first stays simply that: Ambiguous until the final episode, with the thriller unfolding too late and the payoff not being sufficiently big. I am going with 2 out of 5 stars.