Netflix viewers furious after watching Kaleidoscope saying it's a 'pointless' gimmick
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Netflix hasn't been able to win over all of its subscribers with its high-concept new drama Kaleidoscope.
The series is unlike any other you've heard of before. Created by Eric Garcia, the eight-part drama is designed so viewers can watch seven of the eight episodes in any order and still make sense.
There are whopping 5,040 different ways to watch the show and that's only if you follow this rule - 'Black' serves as an introduction to the show's concept and should be watched first, while the episode 'White' is intended to be the series finale.
The non-linear heist drama centres on master thief Leo Pap (Giancarlo Esposito) and his crew attempting a mind-blowing heist worth $7 billion and it takes place 24 years before the heist and explores the months after, too.
Jai Courtney, Rosaline Elbay, Paz Vega, Tati Gabrielle and Jordan Mendoza are also among the cast.
While some viewers were impressed with the series, others have criticised the concept for being 'pointless'.
"Kaleidoscope was so fkn stupid and pointless," a Netflix viewer on Twitter declared.
Similarly, another Twitter user tweeted: "Kaleidoscope is a pointless series. What happened to giving viewers a nice ending. Is being unpredictable worth more than a good viewer experience?"
A disgruntled viewer penned: "#KALEIDOSCOPE @netflix is a joke and a waste of time. Don’t even bother.
"Ending is predictable, trash and underwhelming with zero payoff. The whole 'watch the show in any order' gimmick is pointless as it’s still best viewed chronologically (w Red, Pink, and White as the last 3)."
While someone else said while they 'loved' the concept, the ending 'made the whole story pointless imo'.
Another Twitter account described the concept as simply a 'marketing ploy'. They tweeted: "Trying to watch #KALEIDOSCOPE on #Netflix and honestly, no matter watch order you watch the episodes in, it’s still pretty dull.
"I don’t want to have to struggle with continuity to watch a show as some kind of experiment. A pointless marketing ploy for a very average show."
Not everyone was left feeling disappointed after watching the show. Some fans took to Twitter to praise the series and warned others to save 'White' for last.
Another viewer praised the series first, writing: "#KALEIDOSCOPE ohhhh what clever fun this was WOW.
"Gonna wait a while and then watch in a different order. Whatever order you choose, I recommend saving the 'White' episode for last."
Kaleidoscope is available to watch on Netflix now.
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