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Jinx
12-03-2016, 04:57 PM
Is anyone else watching/has anyone else watched this?

It's a new Netflix show (their first Brazilian show!) about a futuristic society where everyone is poor and suffering, living in squalor and filth except for the chosen 3%. In this society, 20-year-olds have the option to go through what's called The Process, which tests their emotional and mental capabilities to see if they'll be useful to The Offshore, a rich society where money isn't even thought of.

It's good. Like, really, really good. Someone asked me about it and I said it's like Black Mirror meets Hunger Games.

Aerith's Knight
12-03-2016, 05:42 PM
I don't know, this type of shows, they go for a realistic vibe, yet take a scenario that is extremely unrealistic.

As far as I know, it's impossible to have a productive society in true squalor. The 3% would have to be kept supplied (I suppose that's how it's set up) through the work of the 97% in squalor. But illiterate, starving, filthy citizens tend not to be very productive.

Still, might be fun.

Yubel-Lover
12-03-2016, 08:55 PM
It seems very interesting. Black Mirror is one of my favs tv shows, so I'm definitely going to try this one. Thanks for suggesting it! I'll start watching tomorrow and I'll be back here :D

Del Murder
12-03-2016, 09:04 PM
Sounds like your standard Hunger Games/Divergent YA dystopia. But it is Netflix, so worth a shot.

Jinx
12-03-2016, 09:26 PM
I mean, kind of? But I really like that genre, so I enjoyed it a lot. I feel like this show explores a lot more than YA dystopia novels are able to. Also, it's not really romance heavy...or rather, it doesn't feel like a romance story with dystopia themes. I definitely feel I got more out of it than I did Hunger Games (which, for what it's worth, is a series I really enjoy)...maybe because it's about young adults and not teenagers?

I also love how diverse the cast is. I know it really reflects just Brazil in general, but it's got tons of women, tons of people of all colors (white, brown, black), tons of people of varying age, it even tackles disability...it's great.

Yubel-Lover
12-05-2016, 12:34 PM
Ok I watched the first episode and I really enjoyed it. At first I wasn't expecting Michele to be the member of the "resistance" but it was a nice turn of events. Also I liked how she deceived her friend to attack that woman just to save her life. The acting was pretty good as well so I'm definitely hooked for now. Hope it keeps on the same level until the end.

Del Murder
12-05-2016, 05:43 PM
I've watched two episodes and it is pretty good. The subtitles threw me at first but you do kinda get used to it. I read things slowly so it's hard to keep up with the action, but this is probably better than dubbing it since the emotion in the actors' voices is not something you want to suppress. The concept is not new at all but as Jinx pointed out it doesn't have the teenage romance love triangle which already puts it a cut above your garden variety dystopia. I also love the psychological mind games, which remind me a lot of the crap I used to pull on EoFF staff.

Jinx
12-05-2016, 06:32 PM
You definitely get used to the subtitles! When I first put it on, Netflix automatically had it sent to dubbed and the voice acting was TERRIBLE. Even if you don't understand the language, you definitely do get stuff from the voices and how they deliver their lines.

I think what I enjoyed most about the show were the characters. I love all of them, honestly. But the best are definitely Fernando, Rafael, and Joana.

Yubel-Lover
12-05-2016, 07:40 PM
Never had a single problem with subs, since I watch anime as well. Plus I like to watch shows in their original language.

EDIT: Just finished the whole show. It was pretty good and interesting. Good character development and acting. Not on Black Mirror level, but the series deserves quite a lot. Excited for season 2.