Samantha!

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Samantha!
Samantha! poster.jpg
Promotional poster
GenreSitcom
Created byFelipe Braga
Written byRoberto Vitorino
Patricia Corso
Rafael Lessa
Filipe Valerim
Directed byLuis Pinheiro
Julia Jordão
StarringEmanuelle Araújo
Douglas Silva
Sabrina Nonato
Cauã Gonçalves
Country of originBrazil
Original language(s)Portuguese
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14
Production
Executive producer(s)Rita Moraes
Felipe Braga
Alice Braga
Production location(s)São Paulo
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Losbragas
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Original releaseJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06) –
present
External links
Website

Samantha! is a Brazilian comedy web television series. It is the first Brazilian comedy produced by Netflix[1] and the third Netflix series produced in Brazil, after 3% and O Mecanismo.[2] The first season, released in July 6, 2018.[3] It is directed by Luis Pinheiros and Julia Jordão, and scripted by Roberto Vitorino, Patricia Corso, Rafael Lessa and Filipe Valerim. The series follows Samantha, a former child star who had her own TV show and led the children's musical group Turminha Plimplom in the 1980s, and now schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight.[4]

Netflix confirmed the production of the series in February 2017, during a press conference given by its founder.[5] Its official teaser was released in June 2018, announcing its debut for the 6 of July of the same year.[6] Months earlier, the service confirmed the production of season two which premiered on April 19, 2019.[7][8]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Emanuelle Araújo as Samantha Velasquez
  • Douglas Silva as Douglas "Dodói" Velasquez
  • Sabrina Nonato as Cindy Velasquez
  • Cauã Gonçalves as Brandon Velasquez

Recurring[edit]

  • Daniel Furlan as Marcinho
  • Duda Gonçalves as Samantha (young)
  • Lavínia Pannunzio as Silvia

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Episode 1"Luis Pinheiro[9]Roberto VitorinoJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)[9]
22"Episode 2"TBATBAJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
33"Episode 3"TBATBAJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
44"Episode 4"TBATBAJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
55"Episode 5"TBATBAJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
66"Episode 6"TBATBAJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)
77"Episode 7"TBATBAJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

A second season was confirmed by Netflix.[10][11]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Writing to the Cine Pop website, Rafaela Gomes praised Samantha!, giving the series a 4-star rating of 5: "Samantha! Brings with her a rich humor for her authentic contextualizations, playing with the mannerisms of both eras, placing us as spectators who observe these outside universes, and even be able to signal the ridiculous aspects with which we have become accustomed by virtue of familiarization." However, she adds that her first three episodes "stagger", with the series proving to be more interesting in the ensuing episodes, for its symbolic veracity created between the 80's and 2010.[12]

Doktor Bruce of Freak Pop, said that the series "it's simply ingenious", and considers it one of the best Brazilian comedies, addressing the absurdities that occurred on Brazilian TV in the 80's, and that it seeks current elements about those people who try to remain in the media at all costs.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netflix Annuonces New Brazilian Series "Samantha!"". plus55. Archived from the original on 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2017-04-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Samantha é a próxima série original da Netflix no Brasil". Omelete (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  3. ^ Netflix Brasil (2018-04-11), Samantha! | Teaser | Netflix, retrieved 2018-04-29
  4. ^ "Série da Netflix, 'Samantha!' retrata artista mirim de carreira semelhante à de Simony". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  5. ^ "Samantha!, série brasileira da Netflix, ganha trailer oficial". OFuxico (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  6. ^ "'Samantha!': CEO da Netflix confirma produção de nova série brasileira". Pop Cultura (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  7. ^ "Samantha! é renovada para a 2ª temporada pela Netflix". AdoroCinema (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  8. ^ ""Samantha!" Is Back: More Mature. Way Less Famous". The Futon Critic. April 19, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Netflix gives another preview of Samantha!, its new national production". A Tribuna. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  10. ^ ""Samantha!", comédia nacional da Netflix, é renovada para 2ª temporada" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  11. ^ AdoroCinema. "Samantha! é renovada para a 2ª temporada pela Netflix". AdoroCinema. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  12. ^ Marafon, Renato (27 June 2018). "Crítica - Samantha! – Série brasileira da Netflix é uma overdose maravilhosa dos anos 80". CinePOP (in Portuguese). Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  13. ^ Bruce, Doktor (27 June 2018). "CRÍTICA - Samantha! - Temporada 01 -". Portal Freakpop (in Portuguese). Retrieved 6 July 2018.

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