3%: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 389
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Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016
Air date: Nov 25, 2016

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Critic Reviews for 3% Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (2)

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…

"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…

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…

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

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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…

Audience Reviews for 3%: Season 1

  • Jun 24, 2019
    The 3% has an exciting beginning, and a fairly interesting storyline that is engaging and suspenseful. However, there is a twist at the end of the first season that is outright idiotic, and it completely ruins the show for me. I won't spoil it for you, but when it comes in the last episode of season one, just think about the implications of it for a moment and you will surely see why it is the most ridiculous idea the rulers of such a dystopian society could come up with.. unless, of course, they are trying to steer the entire world into a miserable hellhole. Far from making it possible to forge a better future, they are only ensuring their continued slide into hopelessness and misery with their stupid idea.
  • Jun 20, 2019
    Retrata de forma utópica uma realidade não tão distante. Com visuais claros e simples faz jus aquilo que quer passar.
  • Jun 16, 2019
    Série distópica, com um cuidado grande, em se emergir nas histórias
  • Jan 28, 2019
    Netflix may have an overwhelming library of content to wade through but one of its most exciting TV shows is flying extremely under the radar 3% is a Brazilian dystopian thriller web television series created by Pedro Aguilera, starring João Miguel and Bianca Comparato. A futuristic thriller of a world divided into two domains, one of destruction and one of progress, and only 3% of those that try to transition to the better side are able to succeed. I watched this out of boredom, but boy, was I glad that I did. It totally caught me off guard by how wonderful this show was. It is intelligent, futuristic, well acted, all in all, absolutely amazing. 3% Season 1 & 2 with English dubbed. Besides the rough voice over actors, its a really good show. Really nice to see the huge evolution from first to second season. The history is more deep now and the characters are more complex. A true binge-watch show. Dystopian, Spare Portrait of the Future--Well Done!
  • Dec 20, 2018
    Mildly entertaining. could have been better if not for blatant plot holes, mediocre acting, and an amateur director.
  • Jul 17, 2018
    This is the type of series that makes me watched the whole thing in a single sitting. Boy was it fun.
  • Jun 16, 2018
    This show is terribly written. The first episode wastes all of its time on exposition and forced action that has no consequence because the writers forgot to properly introduce the main characters and establish the goal, conflict and stakes and as a result it was boring as fuck.
  • Jun 06, 2018
    This show is brilliant, very well told, the twists are all exciting and surprising and the skill of getting increasingly better and better as it goes. I'm at the edge of my seat with every scene, every twist and most of the twists are unexpected. This is brillitant writing if I ever seen it.
  • May 31, 2018
    3% is just to good, great acting, great script, it makes you think about society today, there are those who just want to fit in and rise in this status quo, being ultra competitive, those who want to change it, and those who want to live well and at the same time make it a better world. It is just a great tv series. Highly recommend it.
  • May 30, 2018
    I really love this show. It may not be the most original idea, but it is executed very well. Full of unique characters and thought provoking ideas, it is very binge worthy. I would very much suggest watching it!!

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