Netflix: 3 Undiscovered Brazilian Series to Watch

Desperate times call for creative solutions. I imagine, that you are self-isolating just like me. Stuck at home with nothing to do for days, right?

I don’t quite understand the feeling because I am a big introvert and I know how to entertain myself for days on end. Hence, this almost unrelated with my content post.

But fear not my friend, I hear your complaints and today we will travel…to the couch…again. #pandemictravels

I have gathered 3 Brazilian series in different genres for you to discover, you can thank me or hate me later.

Don’t speak Portuguese? No problem, they all have English subtitles.

  1. Genre:  Weird 

Series Title: 3%

3% is a series placed in a post-apocalyptic world. The Continent is a region of Brazil that has been massacred, where poverty is everywhere.

Once an inhabitant of the Continent turns 20 years-old they have to pass through the Process, a series of psychological and physical obstacles that only 3% achieve.

I am one of those people who gets too involved watching anything. I get embarrassed when a character is about to make a fool of themselves, I can cry watching a I can’t believe is not butter commercial. 

This series made me SO tense!

It is so popular that I actually heard about it from Europeans before I heard about it from Brazilians.

If you have the nerves, totally bingeble. 

  1. Genre: Giggles

Series Title: Samantha!

Samantha is hasbeen start who was a success as a TV presenter as a child.

As an adult, she has two smart kids and an ex- husband, a former soccer player who just got out of prison.

The story involves around Samantha trying to meet fame again. In the meantime, she has to make peace with the  people she used to torment with her diva antics as a child star

Samantha! Has just two seasons that are very easy to watch. Sadly, the series got cancelled, I really enjoyed the story and misfit characters.

  1. Genre: Call your racist grandpa to watch it with you

Series Title: Super Drag

Super Drags is another short lived series but quite funny… to me.

 It follows the lives of three co-workers Donizete, Patrick and Ralph. During the day they work in a department store, at night they turn into Scarlet Carmesim, Lemon Chiffon and Safira Cyan.

This short lived series is focussed on the LGBTQ+ community and has the basic stereotyped super hero formula with subtle Manga undertones.

The series talks about prejudice of all kinds from racism, homophobia to fat-shaming in a very, vey raunchy way. 

As a translator, I was quite impressed by the poor person who translated the series. There was so much jargon and slangs that was hard to keep up.

The subtitles are well localized to a foreign audience. A lot of localization had to be done in order to make this series available to a worldwide audience . All in all it was a terrific localization/subtitling job.

It was short lived but worth my time.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.

Meanwhile, Enjoy these series! I hope they will give you a bit of a break.

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