Most Beautiful Thing

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Most Beautiful Thing
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GenrePeriod drama
Created by
  • Giuliano Cedroni
  • Heather Roth
Directed by
  • Caito Ortiz
  • Julia Rezende
  • Hugo Prata
Starring
Opening theme"The Girl from Ipanema" by Amy Winehouse
Country of originBrazil
Original language(s)Portuguese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Heather Roth
  • Giuliano Cedroni
  • Camila Groch
  • Francesco Civita
  • Caito Ortiz
  • Beto Gauss
Producer(s)
  • Beto Gauss
  • Francesco Civita
Camera setupMultiple-camera
Running time50 minutes
Production company(s)Prodigo Films
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Original releaseMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22) –
present
External links
Production website

Most Beautiful Thing (Portuguese: Coisa Mais Linda) is a Brazilian period drama web television series created by Giuliano Cedroni and Heather Roth. It stars Maria Casadevall, Pathy Dejesus, Fernanda Vasconcellos, Mel Lisboa, Leandro Lima and Ícaro Silva. The first season, consisting of seven episodes, premiered on Netflix worldwide on March 22, 2019.

Plot[edit]

Most Beautiful Thing follows the story of Malu (Maria Casadevall), a young and wealthy woman from São Paulo who moves to Rio de Janeiro to open a restaurant with her husband. Upon arriving, she discovers that he abandoned her and fled with all the money. Malu then leaves in search of a new dream amid the emergence of bossa nova in the city with a new love, the musician Chico.[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Maria Casadevall as Maria Luiza "Malu" Carone
  • Leandro Lima as Francisco "Chico" Carvalho
  • Pathy Dejesus as Adélia Araújo
  • Fernanda Vasconcellos as Lígia Soares
  • Mel Lisboa as Thereza Soares
  • Ícaro Silva as Capitão
  • Alexandre Cioletti as Nelson Soares
  • Gustavo Vaz as Augusto Soares
  • Gustavo Machado as Roberto

Recurring[edit]

  • Thaila Ayala as Helô
  • João Bourbonnais as Ademar Carone
  • Ondina Clais Castilho as Ester Carone
  • Esther Góes as Eleonora Soares
  • Larissa Nunes as Ivone Araújo
  • Sarah Vitória as Conceição Araújo

Production[edit]

On November 6, 2017, Netflix announced the production of a new Brazilian series which would be set in the 1950s with the rise of bossa nova as a backdrop. The series was titled "Coisa Mais Linda" inspired by the song The Girl from Ipanema recorded by João Gilberto and Tom Jobim.[2] On June 29, 2018 is announced the cast of the series and the shooting was initiated in the first week of July, going until October.[3]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
17March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Welcome to Rio"Caito OrtizHeather RothMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
22"Girls Are Not Welcome"Caito OrtizPatrícia CorsoMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
33"Waters of August"Hugo PrataLeonardo MoreiraMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
44"The Dreamers"Julia RezendeLuna Grimberg & Giuliano CedroniMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
55"Consequences"Caito OrtizPatrícia CorsoMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
66"Letting Go"Julia RezendeHeather Roth, Leonardo Moreira & Luna GrimbergMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
77"Ghosts of Past Christmas"Hugo PrataHeather RothMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Tess Cagle from The Daily Dot gave the series a 4 out of 5 stars, saying that "Coisa Mais Linda honors the resilience of women from the time period".[4] Writing in Decider, Joel Keller described the series as a "lush look at a woman stuck between her conservative life in São Paulo and the more open life she wants in Rio".[5] The Review Geek gave the series a 7.5 out of 10, commenting that the show "may not have the most original premise" but praising that "the unique blend of aesthetic beauty and character chemistry are enough to keep this one engaging and watchable throughout".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dehò, Maurício (February 19, 2019). ""Coisa Mais Linda": Trailer em clima de bossa nova apresenta série da Netflix". Universo Online (in Portuguese). Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "COISA MAIS LINDA - A hora e a vez das poderosas". O Tempo (in Portuguese). March 24, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Conheça o elenco da nova série brasileira da Netflix". Entre Séries (in Portuguese). June 29, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ Cagle, Tess (March 25, 2018). "Netflix drama 'Coisa Mais Linda' explores Bossa Nova clubs and women's rights in Brazil". The Daily Dot. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Keller, Joel (March 25, 2018). "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Most Beautiful Thing' On Netflix, Where A Divorced Woman Opens A Bossa Nova Club in 1950s Rio". Decider. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  6. ^ Wheeler, Greg (March 22, 2018). "Most Beautiful Thing – Netflix Season 1 Review". The Review Geek. Retrieved March 28, 2019.

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