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Samantha! 

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A child star in the '80s, Samantha clings to the fringes of celebrity with hilarious harebrained schemes to launch herself back into stardom.

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Felipe Braga
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Series cast summary:
Emanuelle Araújo ...  Samantha Alencar 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Douglas Silva ...  Douglas Alencar (Dodói) 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Cauã Gonçalves Cauã Gonçalves ...  Brandon Alencar 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Sabrina Nonata Sabrina Nonata ...  Cindy Alencar 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Duda Gonçalves Duda Gonçalves ...  Samantha (criança) 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Daniel Furlan Daniel Furlan ...  Marcinho 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Ary França Ary França ...  Zé Cigarrinho 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Lorena Comparato Lorena Comparato ...  Laila 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Enzo Oviedo Enzo Oviedo ...  Tico (criança) 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Sidney Alexandre Sidney Alexandre ...  Bolota (criança) 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Gretchen Gretchen ...  Herself / ... 6 episodes, 2018-2019
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A child star in the '80s, Samantha clings to the fringes of celebrity with hilarious harebrained schemes to launch herself back into stardom.

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She was huge in the '80s. So was faxing.

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Netflix [United States]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

6 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

¡Samantha! See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, Brazil

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Losbragas See more »
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(7 episodes)

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Color
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Third Netflix Original show to be produced in Brazil. See more »

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References Balão Mágico (1983) See more »

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Glazed, with Sprinkles
29 November 2018 | by TrTm316See all my reviews

To portray a 40-year-old woman desperate to regain her childhood fame, there are several possible paths forward. One extreme would be totally realistic, and therefore dark, depressing, possibly ending in suicide. Samantha! takes the opposite extreme, and stays so light-hearted that, unfortunately, it becomes silly, over the top, and strains belief. It's juvenile. So of course I enjoyed it: it's like a doughnut, sweet and satisfying in its way, but lacking substance.

All of the cast can act, and well, and most of Samantha!'s humor comes from how the characters are portrayed rather than the lines they speak. But the characterizations are inconsistent; blame the writers, not the cast. The show is non-provocative: the few serious issues are dealt with lightly or even comically, and there's only a smattering of vulgarity throughout the entire season. That Netflix self-rates this as TV-MA in the U.S. or 12 in Norway boggles the mind. There's little in this show that would disturb a 13-year-old here or a 9-year-old Scandinavian.

Everyone needs a doughnut now and then, but if Samantha! had been even slightly more realistic, it would have been more enjoyable. I'm not clamoring for a second season.


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