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Killer Ratings: the new Netflix show which is stranger than fiction

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Stranger than fiction

In June, when browsing around for something new to watch, Netflix subscribers may have been lucky enough to stumble upon Brazil’s latest televisual gem: Killer Ratings. A seven-part documentary series, it tells the true story of Wallace Souza, the TV host turned politician who was accused of commanding a group of hitmen to carry out killings in order to boost his own viewing figures.

In the case of Killer Ratings, there is no need for magical realism. The truth is far more outlandish and shocking than any screen-written drama could be. Wallace Souza...

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