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Netflix diverged from the original 'Lupin'-and the decision is more important than we realize

While watching all five episodes of Netflix's Lupin, I couldn't help but think that the main character, Arséne Lupin is the French version of what Sherlock Holmes is to the British: the epitome of grace and class with a savviness that's unmatched.

Netflix's 'Lupin'

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While watching all five episodes of Netflix's Lupin, I couldn't help but think the main character, Arséne Lupin is the French version of what Sherlock Holmes is to the British: the epitome of grace and class with a savviness that's unmatched.

Just shy of a month ago, the modern adaptation of Lupin has become an international success. The show has obtained over 70 million views, which is more than other popular Netflix series such as Bridgerton and The Queen's Gambit reached within that time frame. It's also worth mentioning that this is the first French TV show to have as much success as it did on the platform.

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