The Last Panthers: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
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The Last Panthers is a darkly delectable adventure with alluring performances and solid direction that make up for occasionally convoluted scripts.

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 13, 2016

A crime drama about European jewel thieves begins with a heist in Marseilles that bears the earmarks of a notorious gang thought to be out of the business.

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Air date: Apr 20, 2016

Naomi chases a lead to Belgium and a suspect who is behind bars; Milan wants the diamond money for his brother's heart operation; and Khalil interrogates the victim of a home invasion.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2016

Khalil discovers his brother is a smuggler, while Milan's noble decision could have dire personal consequences.

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Air date: May 4, 2016

Naomi struggles to convince Tom of a key finding in the diamond hunt; Milan puts himself in grave danger; and Khalil strikes a deal with his brother.

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Air date: May 11, 2016

In war-torn Bosnia, a past connection between Naomi and Milan is revealed;

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Air date: May 18, 2016

In the series finale, Milan is bent on revenge, and Naomi tries to protect him; Mokhtar's loose-cannon brother has incited a gang war and gone rogue; and Khalil realizes they are all in deep trouble.

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Season 1 of this crime drama about European jewel thieves.

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Critic Reviews for The Last Panthers Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

The performances are good, but the script doesn't quite give enough texture to them, or enough substance to all the ideas it introduces.

Apr 12, 2016 | Full Review…

The Last Panthers is dense and can be hard to follow, jumping around not just in location but in time, introducing more and more characters and complications as it goes. But it pays off.

Apr 20, 2016 | Full Review…
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The Last Panthers offers the usual obstacles for the cops and the robbers, but these moments bring a fresh flavor to the crime drama: intractable corporate bureaucracy with a smile.

Apr 14, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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More often than not, when it counts, The Last Panthers delivers.

Apr 13, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Created by playwright and screenwriter Jack Thorne, directed throughout by Johan Renck and beautifully acted in a variety of tongues, it is based loosely on the nonfictional Pink Panthers.

Apr 13, 2016 | Full Review…

The Last Panthers feels like a televisual chapbook on Europe's recent past and volatile present.

Aug 15, 2017 | Full Review…

By the end of episode two, I was hooked. This is a stylish, intriguing story that paints a bleak picture of a Europe where morals are questionable and corruption is widespread from the top right down to the bottom.

Apr 19, 2017 | Full Review…

The Pink Panthers are indeed real but this TV mini-series is fiction, a sprawling story that opens on a jewel heist in the French port city of Marseilles...

Jul 29, 2016 | Full Review…

It takes all of zero seconds for SundanceTV's newest foreign import The Last Panthers to grab you by the sides of your head and demand your full attention.

Apr 13, 2016 | Full Review…

The arresting six part crime thriller [is] a grim and darkly colored crime saga about a diamond heist in Marseille, France, that goes wrong.

Apr 13, 2016 | Full Review…

From the performances to the direction to the editing, The Last Panthers ends up making the familiar feel fresh, allowing the equally thrilling and melancholic subject matter to unfurl with surprising effectiveness.

Apr 13, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The series can be pretty dark, but it's worth investigating.

Apr 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Last Panthers: Season 1

  • Sep 29, 2017
    This is a very European series, taking place in France, Serbia and the UK. It is a story of organized crime in Europe and how it operates, law enforcement both private and public, corruption and honor. It has all the ingredients of a very good modern crime story, and for the most part it delivers. While the UK scenes are more peripheral, the France and Serbian are very interesting, especially from an American perspective. It illustrated will the struggles of a decent dedicated French cop that tries to fight organized crime, and corruption, while highlighting his own troubled youth comprised by the legacy of french colonialism transported to modern ghettos and social stratification. It is very good in this aspect. It is also very in using Serbia and Bosnia's recent tragic history of war and conflict and impacts on current organized crime. In a way, there is a sense of Sopranos transported to Europe. The problem, is that the story ultimately falls apart by itself. Despite all its strengths, it turns out to be somewhat predictable after all, with nothing really tying up the story except for simple end to the plot. Ending the plot is not the same as ending the story. Too bad, despite all its very considerable strengths, strong characters and their developments, it ultimately falls flat.
  • Apr 27, 2016
    Starts with an old-fashioned diamond heist, but then the series dives deep into the lives of its three lead protagonists and explores the links between crime, war and finance. The characters have enough depth, and the cinematography and music are brilliant. But it somehow fails to build enough tension with ammo of information it has. The various circumstances blur the line between professional and personal in the lives of these characters. Overall, it's intelligent and insightful, and really uncovers the kind of world which perpetuates crime and creates criminals. The series is clear in its message - Intended or not, with or without a choice, once you find yourself entangled in a web of crime, there's rarely a happy or non-violent outcome... unless, of course, you're one of the rich people bankrolling it. The diverse perspective on morality was welcome and commendable; it puts us in the shoes of various characters, and kind of makes the whole journey thought-provoking. Was really intrigued by the connection of real-life instances relating to the 'The Pink Panthers' and the Bosnian War. And really glad that the rise of Eastern European shows and peoples' interest in them led to an international co-production of a trilingual crime thriller. The casting is brilliant; couldn't have asked for better one. Hope it marks the beginning of a new era of internationally co-produced multilingual shows.
  • Apr 21, 2016
    Great cast, really good writing and direction. And Europe - but not the Europe you'd see from the window of tour-bus. It's the real deal...Belgrade, Marseille, Antwerp...check it out.
  • Mar 24, 2016
    Started well and a good cast but the story line became boring and predictable. Family,love and war but in a plodding format you would be better off watching a rerun of war and peace

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