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TOPIC: 3% by Netflix

3% by Netflix 28 Nov 2016 21:03 #11105

  • Bibiana.V
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This week I watched a show called 3% it is a Netflix series. It’s a Portuguese show but you can select to play the audio in English or add English subtitles. It is a show about the future and society is severely stricken by poverty. The government selects a small percentage of the population to participate in a challenge called “The Process” in which people must pass a series of test in order to be selected to move to an ideal land called “The Offshore” where there is prosperity. In the show we see a specific group of young men and women going through the sometimes harsh challenges of getting to “The Offshore”
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3% by Netflix 01 Dec 2016 12:56 #11123

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Thank you for your review. I have been interested in watching this show. Although the show takes place in a futuristic dystopia, the growing gap between the elite rich and the poor middle/lower classes makes this show worth watching. It's not inconceivable that as the gap widens and corporations gain more political and economic control, resources may become more limited for the majority of people. The 3% is obviously inspired by the protests on Wall Street against the 1%.. I would like to know what standards are used to enter the elite land and how nepotism, family ties, and political influence play into who gets chosen. With the recent election, I imagine this show to have a good chance at gaining a fan base. The current standoff over the Dakota Pipeline shows just how much power big banks have gained in overruling the will of the general public. In a democracy, corporations should not have this much power to make decisions that negatively impact whole communities and environmental consequences that will hurt the generations to come.
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