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Netflix subscribers face a dilemma when watching the new release Kaleidoscope.
Kaleidoscope arrives on Netflix Sunday (January 1) with its unusual premise that has raised eyebrows and questions from many viewers.
The crime drama – created by Matchstick Men writer Eric Garcia – is set over 25 years. It follows a group of master thieves led by Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito who work together to pull off an elaborate heist.
However, what has intrigued viewers is the fact that the series was designed to allow viewers to watch seven of the available eight episodes in any order.
That means every episode named after different colors can be watched in any order, with the exception of the finale, which is titled “White,” and the narrative still makes sense.
Netflix users have been assigned Kaleidoscope episodes in different sequences except for the first and last episode.
Netflix states that the “order in which [viewers] watching the episodes will change your perspective on the story, the characters, and the questions and answers at the heart of the heist.
However, people can choose to watch the episodes in any order to create a unique viewing experience.
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Given that there are 5,040 possible combinations to experience Kaleidoscope – and those who decide to throw the finale into the mix are faced with a staggering 40,320 possibilities – viewers are at a loss as to what the best possible order is.
“What is the best order to watch Kaleidoscope?” asked a viewer on Twitter.
Another added: “Best color to launch Kaleidoscope?”
“Okay, what order do you watch Kaleidoscope in?” wrote a third person.
Some viewers have advised others which sequence offers the best experience, with one person writing, “Check out: Red – Yellow – Orange – Green – Purple – Blue – White – Pink.”
Another suggested a different order, suggesting: “Red, purple, orange, green, yellow, blue, pink, white.”
In addition to Esposito, the expansive cast includes Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Rosaline Elbay, Jordan Mendoza, Jai Courtney, Niousha Noor and Soojeong Son.
Kaleidoscope is now available to watch on Netflix.