Thistle (thistle_chaser) wrote,

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TV: 3%

3% is a Brazilian "dystopian thriller" made by Netflix. Filmed there, it's of course not in English. The dubbing is pretty darned good, though not perfect.

It's a wonderfully dark show about a (world? country?) where most people live in worse than third world conditions. Once a year, the "Process" takes place -- a test that everyone of a certain age can take. You can only ever take it once, and only when you're X years old (I'd guess 18, based on the characters). It's a weeks long series of tests and interviews. The tests are grueling, and at the least are often psychological torture.

The subplot in the show is about a group working against that Process and the 3% who pass it and get to go live in an affluent place offshore.

While I loved the story, it was the characters that made this show work so well. All of them had motives, some characters had many, many of them. It was fun guessing who was doing what and why.

While I see that a second season of it is already being produced (and I'll happily watch it), it's nice that the first season is pretty self-contained. I see where there's room for the story to go, but if there were never any further seasons, I'd be happy as well.

You can watch 3% on Netflix or here.

I'm catching up on my TV shows! Next I need to finish Westworld.
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