For the non-Brazilian audience, this is an amazing opportunity to get to know Brazil's culture. It goes deep into our own folkloric stories, our history, and, at the same time, is a great mirror of our current time. What you see here, is what you get.
The special effects are great, the history is well-developed, the characters are great, the acting is superb. I mean, Alessandra Negrini (the actress who plays Inês) and Jéssica Cores (who plays Camila) are just shining, glowing! Just an amazing performance by those two. Marco Pigossi (who plays Eric) was a great surprise for me, who hadn't had much contact with his work. José Dumont (who plays Ciço) is a well known face in Brazil and never disappoints. Wesley Guimarães (who plays Isac) was another great surprise. Fábio Lago (who plays Iberê, and is not credit here, for some reason) although not having a lot of time on camera, is amazing when he is.
The only thing that bothered me, was the dialogue, that, sometimes, was kind of dorky, obvious stuff that really didn't need to be said, or a robotic-like acting that didn't really look natural. It is not that common, but it can sting a bit when it happens.
For the Brazilian audience, this is an awesome experience. Made by us, mostly for us. Our folklore gets a revival here.
Can't wait for the next season (with a cliffhanger like that I can't imagine this not happening, right?).