The new Netflix series “Lupine” is a loose adaptation of the Arséne Lupine stories by Maurice Leblanc, but it takes place today, with a hero inspired by the companies of Leblanc’s fictional “gentleman thief.”
In retrospect, we meet Assane Diop (played by Omar Sy) as a young Senegalese immigrant who has recently arrived in Paris with his father. As an adult, he turned into an impossible-to-catch thief and disguise master.
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As we explained in the last episode of the Original Content podcast, it takes losing faith to enjoy “Lupine” – Assane’s success depends on both an astonishingly incompetent police force and his ability to disappear in a way that is hard to imagine. modern society. But if you can get that far, the show is a joy to watch, thanks in large part to Sys’ charismatic performance, as well as the character’s wonderful confidence and ingenuity.
We open the episode by discussing a completely different show with the same attitude, “Emily in Paris”, which was recently (and controversially) nominated for two Golden Globes.
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If you want to jump further, you can see how the episode breaks:
0:00 Lupine review
0:34 Golden Globe talk
18:08 Lupine review
34:57 Lupine spoiler talk