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Seis Manos 

Orphans raised by a martial arts master are plunged into a mystery involving demonic powers, drug cartels, ancient rituals and blood sacrifice.
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Series cast summary:
Vic Chao ...  Chiu 8 episodes, 2019
Mike Colter ...  Brister 8 episodes, 2019
Jonny Cruz ...  Jesus 8 episodes, 2019
Aislinn Derbez ...  Isabela 8 episodes, 2019
Carlos Luna ...  Domingo 8 episodes, 2019
Danny Trejo ...  El Balde 8 episodes, 2019
Angélica Vale ...  Garcia 8 episodes, 2019
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Mexico, late 70's. A swell of cartel violence rips through the border town of San Simon, where a Chinese immigrant long on the run from his past, Chiu Lee Man, has carved out a quiet existence for himself. Years ago, he took in three children orphaned by the violence and began tutoring them in the martial arts. When Chiu is murdered in a spree of cartel brutality, his now-grown warriors-in-training vow to hunt down their mentor's killers and battle for justice. The three fighters, Silencio, Isabela, and Jesus - each trained in a unique form of martial arts, must form an uneasy alliance with Brister, a no-nonsense Houston DEA agent, and Garcia, a local Mexican Cop, in order to track down and destroy the cartel that killed their mentor and father figure and has torn their home into drug-infested, bullet-ridden shreds. But things are even worse than they know. And our heroes soon discover, to their horror, the drug lord they seek to destroy has grown his power not just out of the soil of... Written by Rob Pereyda

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When Brister (Mike Colter) is told how to say cop in Spanish he is told "cerdo", Spanish for pig, which is a common cop insult. See more »

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A unique show that shows genuine love and passion to the material it bases itself on
7 October 2019 | by processedsybilSee all my reviews

Seis Manos is a show that I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed when I saw it pop up on Netflix. The first episode or so was rough around the edges, as is common for many series when first starting. I was certain it was going to be just a generic take on anime tropes but it quickly became apparent to me that the show would devise its own unique identity.

It bases itself largely on Mexican culture and the show plays this to its strengths accentuating its action, characters, setting and story. The show feels somewhat like a Telenovela, but I won't dabble too much in explaining exactly why as it may spoil some parts. To put it simply it can be quite silly and dramatic at times, but in the end it was never a deal breaker or abrasive.

The show in general is also pretty gorey and as mentioned before, very action focused. The battles themselves continuously growing in intensity and absurdity, with just how the elements of the show clash and mix to create a really fun and enjoyable experience. Seeing the interactions of standard men with guns, martial artists, etc. At times it reminded me of the type of scenes you'd see in those older Martial Arts movies.

Overall the show just shows a lot of charm, successfully mixing its cultural influences and gives a tense and enjoyable time. The characters themselves are overall pretty alright. In such a short season it's hard to develop a cast in such an action packed show but they're likeable enough and they play their roles well.

In the end I'd say the show is definitely worth watching. It has its flaws. The characters and story are still in the more early stages, and some lackluster handling of smaller events near the end and beginning also harm it a bit in my eyes. Despite that, I'd definitely recommend the show.


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