Airdate: Broken

Netflix doco series Broken exposes fraud, corruption and negligence behind some of the world’s most popular merchandise.

From the creators of the critically-acclaimed series Rotten and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Netflix’s new investigative documentary series Broken exposes the unknown fraud, corruption and negligence behind some of the world’s most popular merchandise. Launching just days before Black Friday—the biggest shopping event of the year—Broken takes on four big consumer arenas including cosmetics, e-cigarettes, furniture and plastics.

Episodes include:

Makeup Mayhem
Broken delves into the world of counterfeit cosmetics where cheap, knockoff products can contain anything from arsenic to human feces, and it’s mostly the young and unaware who are suffering the consequences.

Big Vape
Broken explores the rise, blow-back and uncertain future of the controversial and headline-making e-cigarette. Interviews include a rare sit-down with JUUL co-founder Adam Bowen.

Deadly Dressers
In the US alone, someone is sent to the emergency room by a furniture related tip-over every 30 minutes. Broken looks at the real price of low-cost, high-volume furniture and what is—or isn’t—being done to protect consumers.

Recycling Sham
Broken takes on the plastics industry to reveal the toxic consequences of our global dependency and the truth behind recycling: a feel-good but false solution.

Broken is produced by Zero Point Zero Productions.

Monday November 27 on Netflix.

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