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The Mechanism: Season 1 (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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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.

March 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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

April 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.

April 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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

April 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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

June 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.

March 30, 2018 | Full Review…

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