Netflix’s latest limited series, Kaleidoscope, has quickly become the streaming giant’s number one TV show.
The show follows a group of thieves as they plot a multi-billion dollar heist and settle old grudges. The main character, Ray Vernon, is played by Giancarlo Esposito and each episode focuses on a different aspect of the heist and Vernon’s motivations.
What sets Kaleidoscope apart from other heist shows is its nonlinear storytelling structure, allowing viewers to watch the episodes in any order, with the exception of the final episode, titled “White,” which portrays the actual heist and is meant to be the series finale.
The other episodes are named after colors and can be watched in a chronological order, starting with “Violet” which takes place 24 years before the heist and ending with “Pink,” which takes place six months after the heist.
Netflix has also tweeted out some suggested order options for those interested in trying something different, including one that mirrors a Quentin Tarantino film and another that follows a classic detective story.
I came up with a bunch of different orders to watch Kaleidoscope in so you don’t have to pic.twitter.com/FE6IiwjzM9
— Netflix (@netflix) January 2, 2023
Kaleidoscope is now streaming on Netflix and offers viewers the unique experience of being able to choose their own viewing order.
How do I watch it chronologically?
I won’t go into great detail about the episodes in the spirit of the show to avoid giving anything away. In Kaleidoscope, the episodes are presented in the following order, beginning with a young Vernon 24 years prior to the heist:
- Violet (24 years before the heist).
- Green (7 years before).
- Yellow (6 weeks before).
- Orange (3 weeks before).
- Blue (5 days before).
- White (the heist).
- Red (the morning after).
- Pink (6 months after).
If you decide to go this route, however, know that any big finale twists will hit in the White episode.
What order did you choose?