The Mechanism: Season 1 (2018)


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Air date: Mar 23, 2018

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A thrilling, character-driven original series inspired by real events in Brazil. This fictionalized story explores how a small group of dogged investigators comes to discover the inner workings of a monstrous corruption scheme and the impact their pursuit has on everyone involved - including themselves.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

A 90-minute film would have better served the narrative instead of eight episodes. We really didn't need a full series, especially since it wasn't going to end with a resolution anyway. Netflix could have spared us this one.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…

... a nuanced, addictive series worth sinking your teeth into.

Apr 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Turns out, this is superb TV, a complex law-and-order procedural in the vein of The Wire-and a useful primer to the headlines pouring out of Brazil.

Apr 11, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the best series available on Netflix. [Full Review in Spanish]

Apr 10, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a fascinating, angry and at times bewildering series, but is driven by cold rage.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

But the immersion into such a massive web of crime is fascinating, especially knowing it's at least loosely tied to a real case.

Mar 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Brazilian crime drama isn't as much fun as Narcos.

Mar 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Mechanism proves to be a competent procedural operating on a huge, historic scale, one that, while sharing a lot of DNA with Narcos also has hints of The Wire and even the recent drama Collateral. It's an entertaining watch.

Mar 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It will be interesting to see how The Mechanism grows in future episodes, especially knowing that there's so much corruption and intrigue to get to before the eight episodes are told.

Mar 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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