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The true-life story of Brazilian TV host Wallace Souza, who literally killed for ratings, and used his crime TV show to cover up the grizzly truth.
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As Souza's health continues to deteriorate, a new witness offers damning testimony; Souza's son Raphael faces a jury's judgment.


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The true-life story of Brazilian TV host Wallace Souza, who literally killed for ratings, and used his crime TV show to cover up the grizzly truth.

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Well made documentary on a unique subject
3 June 2019 | by Jeff_SapsSee all my reviews

I am always on the lookout for the latest documentaries on true crime or related subjects, and I found this one, despite having never heard about this case (which always makes reading or watching something about the subject that much more interesting).

You can sense the Netflix production values and skills of those involved - it is very well edited, spaced and the interviews are very well interspersed with footage and a cohesive story-line.

During the first couple of episodes, I still had no idea regarding the protagonist's innocence or guilt, the series will lead your opinion one way, then completely drop a bombshell pointing to the other way (currently on the final episode and I am still on the fence) but both sides are really well portrayed and give the viewer a very tumultuous yet informed viewpoint of the entire picture, and what was going on.

It provides a great insight on both the raw violence, and effects of murders and drug-related fatalities, as much as it highlights the deficiencies of the media portrayal of these events, and the political tactics and string-pulling in the background.

The final two/three episodes seem a little drawn out and I feel it could have been condensed into 4 or 5 episodes. I have to laud the unbiased viewpoint of the series (compare it to something terribly biased such as the likewise Netflix-produced 'Knox' documentary), it is refreshing and really unusual subject, a highly recommended watch!


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