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Netflix subscribers face a dilemma when watching the new release, Kaleidoscope.
Kaleidoscope hits Netflix on Sunday (January 1) with its unusual premise raising eyebrows and questions from many viewers.
The crime drama – created by Matches Men author Eric Garcia – takes place over 25 years. It follows a group of masterful thieves, led by breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito, who work together to pull off an elaborate heist.
What intrigued viewers, however, was the fact that the series was designed so that viewers could watch seven of the eight available episodes in any order.
This means that each episode, named after different colors except for the finale – titled “White” – can be watched in any sequence and the narrative will still make sense.
Netflix users have been affected Kaleidoscope episodes in different sequences, except for the first and last episode.
Netflix states that “the order in which [viewers] watching the episodes will affect their perspective on the story, the characters, and the questions and answers at the heart of the heist.”
People can, however, choose to watch the episodes in any order to create a unique viewing experience.
Given that there are 5,040 possible combinations to experience Kaleidoscope – and those who choose to throw the finale into the mix face a mind-boggling 40,320 ways – viewers are puzzled over the best possible order.
“What is the best order to watch Kaleidoscope?” asked a viewer on Twitter.
Another added: “Best color to start with Kaleidoscope of?”
“Okay so what command are you looking at Kaleidoscope?” writes a third person.
Some viewers advised others which sequence provides the best experience, with one person writing: “Watch as follows: Red – Yellow – Orange – Green – Purple – Blue – White – Pink.”
Another offered a different order, suggesting: “Red, purple, orange, green, yellow, blue, pink, white.”
Alongside Esposito, the sprawling cast includes Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Rosaline Elbay, Jordan Mendoza, Jai Courtney, Niousha Noor, Soojeong Son.
Kaleidoscope is now available to watch on Netflix.
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