Lupin (Part 2) | A Sameness that Still Works…Kind of

I thoroughly enjoyed Lupin (Part 1) it was so engaging, nicely paced, and full of social commentaries that did not impede the story at all. Omar Sy (X-men Days of Future Past, The Untouchables) is amazing in the role, and the show is a nice spin on Maurice LeBlanc‘s The adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief.

Previously: Inspired by Maurice Leblanc’s stories on the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief, Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family. Accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Assane’s father died in prison, leaving his then teenage son orphaned.

Premise: After enacting his revenge on the Pellegrini, the wealthy family that had his father wrongfully convicted and murdered. Assane Diop now finds himself on the receiving end of that family’s wrath, as they try to get him before his plans are completed.

Review: We pick up right we’re we left off, Raoul, Assane’s son is missing, he was kidnapped by Hubert Pellegrini’s man so a thrilling race to save him starts us off. Part two, the second half of what is essentially one season, is just as engaging as part one. A lot of what made the first half interesting remains, the clever traps and escapes, Pellegrini’s schemes, the social commentaries, and the intriguing characters.

However, I expected the show to go more in depth on all of those things but like I said it’s more of the same, it kind of stays surface level, so it ends up feeling a bit repetitive at points. Also some of the flashbacks, the ones in the 90s didn’t feel as useful as they were in part one. That said the show is fun to watch and I love the cast.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

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