3%: Season 1 (2016)

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Despite comparisons to other teen-centric dystopian thrillers, 3% separates itself from the pack by focusing on characters with complicated backstories and personalities.

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Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 29

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 25, 2016

In the series premiere, young adults in a futuristic society vie for the opportunity to live in a picturesque locale called the Offshore.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2016

The group takes on a logic puzzle; Aline attempts to uncover Ezequiel's secret; and the results of Fernando's medical exam lead to a revelation.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2016

Joana navigates her way through a dingy passageway, which triggers memories from her past; and someone pays Ezequiel a visit.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2016

The group scramble to find a way out of the dorms after becoming trapped without sustenance; and Marco is seen in a new light.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2016

Aline reveals to Ezequiel what she's discovered about him, leading him to recall harsh memories from his past.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2016

The candidates must make a huge decision when faced with a tempting proposition.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2016

The officials realize there's a traitor among the candidates.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2016

In the first-season finale, the candidates' futures are at stake on the day of the Purification Ritual.

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Tv Season Info

In a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, you get one chance to join the 3% saved from squalor.

Cast & Crew

João Miguel
Ezequiel

Critic Reviews for 3% Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (3)

"3%" brings with it some unique elements and compelling characters, plus a strong take on the social implications of the premise.

May 8, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

What it lacks in production dollars it makes up for in the compulsive viewing stakes.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

3% wants to be a story about privilege and the groups rendered voiceless in a capitalist, patriarchal society. But it's weighed down by its devotion to a genre that often places cold visuals and nonsensical world-building over anything else.

Feb 28, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

While the high stakes of survival and shocking twists throughout the process make 3% compelling, the show's greatest asset is its young cast. Each candidate has their own personality and history that add complications to the process.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The Elysium-like premise is explored with real emotional depth, and director César Charlone, the cinematographer responsible for City of God's stunning visuals, shoots everything with a gritty glow.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

What works in the series's favour is the elaborate backgrounds bestowed on the characters.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

When 3% isn't making thoughtful observations about the human race and how we wall ourselves off from one another, its dazzling you with clever moments and genuinely shocking twists all designed to keep you hopelessly hooked.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

While the dystopian sci-fi market has been particularly saturated for the last few years, 3% manages to reference a number of cultural touchstones in the genre, whilst bringing something fresh and interesting to the table.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

If 3% is indicative of Brazilian talent, then I need more.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Part pyschological thriller, part sci-fi morality play, the eight-episode series is full of characters on both sides of the test, struggling to win a chance at a better life without abandoning their principles.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The Brazilian show will itch the Hunger Games scratch, but still add an entirely new element of excitement.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

It's admittedly not the most original concept at its core... But 3% has a powerful and unique human story that begins to reveal itself in later episodes.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 3%: Season 1

  • Aug 18, 2020
    A highly disappointing show - started strong but lost momentum right after the first episode.
  • Aug 16, 2020
    The concept is unique but something is off its portraying the offshaure its evil and the reason their life is misserable it was the founding couple fault and thar was 100 years ago and blaming the process because people gets bitter or seperated by there love ones no one force them its like blaming the floor because that you trip and envy that only 3 percdnt can go because it will not self sustain if you go over that poor plot twist and writing hate joana such a hippocrite the couplr blow up the reactor because of the elites in the inland plans decisions and joana blew up off shoure because the leaders decisions and in consiquence pretty much ruin the life of the people or jjst citizens both the time of finding couple and present so in term she is no better than the founding couple joana solution is to destroy something rather than create something poor writing
  • Aug 15, 2020
    One of the best shows on Netflix.

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