One Direction fans have spotted an inaccuracy concerning the boyband in Netflix’s new anthology series Kaleidoscope. Released on the streaming platform on January 1st, the show focuses on a crew of master thieves as they attempt to plan and pull off the heist to end all heists.
The story is told from eight different perspectives, with colour-coded episode headings allowing viewers to choose the way it unfolds. “Every episode reveals a piece of an elaborate puzzle of corruption, greed, vengeance, scheming, loyalties and betrayals,” the show synopsis reads. “How did the crew of thieves plan it? Who gets away with it? Who can be trusted?”
The show’s labyrinthine nature hasn’t stopped One Direction fans from pointing out an easily avoidable error, which can be seen in the episode titled ‘Green’. The episode takes place seven years before the heist and involves Judy – played by Rosaline Elbay – smuggling a SIM card to her incarcerated boyfriend Stan, played by Peter Mark Kendall.
Before she can get the SIM to Stan, Judy is caught by a prison guard, who she subsequently bribes with a ticket to an upcoming One Direction concert. As eagle-eyed One Direction fans have pointed out, the tickets are for March 6, 2016, by which time the various members of the group had informally disbanded.
Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: “Real ones know what’s wrong with the date”, while another said: “Watching Kaleidoscope and the woman is bribing the police officer with One Direction tickets, but please the 2016?” One viewer was especially bemused by the date of the concert, which, according to the ticket, took place at Madison Square Garden, where the band have performed only once, and that was in 2012.
“THE FACT THAT 1D WENT ON HIATUS IN 2015 AND WEREN’T EVEN TOGETHER IN 2016!!???,” they wrote. “ALSO THEY PLAYED MSG ONLY ONCE IN 2012 WTFF. IT HURTS BEING A DIRECTIONER.”