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Twitter Reacts To Netflix Show 'Selena: The Series'

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A scene in "Selena: The Series" portrays the area of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico as mountainous.

Netflix recently launched its new miniseries on Tejano music legend Selena, but not to a warm welcome.

Fans took no time to fact-check "Selena: The Series." While the 1997 film "Selena" received somewhat mixed reviews, the recent series seems to stray further from the late singer's reality according to fans.

Perhaps most notably, the decision to portray Brownsville, Texas, as a mountainous space attracts laughs online.

A trend started on Twitter: hashtagging the Brownsville area code with mountainous landscape elsewhere.

But the critiques don't stop at the scenery. Viewers also take issue with the portrayal of Selena herself.

Both the acting and physical portrayals were called into question.

Part One of the series includes nine episodes and is streaming now. It's not known when Part Two will be released.

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