Narcos

Directed by
Chris Brancato

Carlo Bernard
Doug Miro
Produced byCarlo Bernard
Doug Miro
Katie O’Connell
Eric Newman
José Padilha
Elisa Todd Ellis Christophe Riandee
Jason George
Tim King
José Luis Escolar
Paul Eckstein

I love this series based on Drug dealer Pablo Escobar in Columbia.
He seems to be cruel, sent his people to kill anybody who stop him, use everything he had to step above the law. Law is good but become bad with bad people holding it. Pablo Escobar could buy more than half powerful people to follow his orders but not all people he could buy. There are some people who still believe there was future for their country by shutting down Pablo Escobar. What I learned from this series, narcos dealings were never be clean. Lot of people died even they are narcos members or public victims . For example, in one episode, Pablo Escobar use a young man to bring a briefcase containing bomb that explode the plane..young man died..then Pablo Escobars’ people went down to the young man house and killed his beloved wife. They want to kill that baby too but the DEA agents safe them first. I was shocked and couldn’t accept that part..I mean it’s too cruel and heartless..
Narcos started as a show about Pablo Escobar, a real-life gangster who outdid even the most outrageous fictional ones. The show built a compelling two-season crime thriller around his astonishing life and death. But while Escobar died, Narcos — a hit that premiered in 2015, when Netflix was rapidly building its streaming empire — needed to go on. A third season followed another Colombian cartel. Then a spinoff, Narcos: Mexico, tracked a parallel cartel in Central America. The first season detailed its rise; the second chronicles its fall. If there was any point to all this, it’s become hard to keep track of. The show is too busy following the cocaine.
The inordinate wealth that the drug distribution empire brought to the Columbian drug kingpins such as Pablo Escobar, Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, along with his brother Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela, and Judy Moncada was unprecedented. The TV series actually downplayed the vast wealth and extravagant spending of these drug lords (buying and owning soccer teams and dozens of homes around the world) and focused more on the effort required to maintain their control of their respective drug distribution empires.
I thought the directors relied too much on music montage scenes that just took up a lot of time without adding much to the story. It just seems like an unoriginal cliché. The show worked best when they followed the real historic events of the story and when they delved into pure fiction it was much less compelling.
The second season of Narcos: Mexico wants to make a point about consequences, at least on a surface level. The collapse of Gallardo’s empire stems directly from brash actions taken during his ascent — most directly, the murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña), which sends agent Walt Breslin on a reckless mission of retribution. There are also bridges burned along the way, friendships set ablaze to use as fuel for ambition that leave many eager to see Gallardo out of power.

This is how Narcos has carried on, and how it will carry on if it continues its run. Just as Narcos: Mexico harkened back to Narcos with a well-deployed Escobar cameo depicting a meeting that likely never happened in the real world, the show continues to hint at the ways it will sprawl outward and continue telling these kinds of stories now that it has exhausted the drama of Gallardo’s Federation. It’s not subtle about it either, making sure in its first season that you know Gallardo’s driver Joaquín Guzmán goes by “Chapo” and spending a considerable amount of time this season laying the groundwork for rivalries that he will carry into the future, for what will be one of the most prolonged conflicts in the history of Mexico’s drug war.

You could tell this story indefinitely, because it is still being told today, with every story of a white person enraged at the sound of Spanish being spoken, with every ICE raid, with every chant for the wall. Cartel dramas like Narcos are fairy tales for a nation in decline, flattening diverse and complicated countries for the benefit of a nation that refuses to acknowledge the havoc it has wreaked on the world.Narcos is an intriguing and entertaining series. Season 1 tells the true story of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who became a billionaire through the production and distribution of cocaine, while also focusing on Escobar’s interactions with drug lords. This is a massive story.

.Escobar’s life has attracted my attention too. I watched many videos and read books about Escobar’s life. The show educates you on the Medellin Cartel and it is a very interesting topic to learn about. Pablo Escobar had much more influence on the political system than i would expected. This series has added a lot to me about it. Wagner Moura is an excellent actor and he learned Spanish just for the Pablo Escobar’s role. He was born for this role. The bilingual dialogue adds a new layer of authenticity to the project and shows it’s commitment with the original story. The long and often complicated story of Pablo Escobar is portrayed simple and effective for viewers not to get lost in what is going on.

There was way too much of his wife and kids in the second season. I get it; Pablo was a family guy. That doesn’t mean you need to have scene after scene of him playing with his kids or talking to his half-wit wife. Why should we care about the family of a monster who blew up airliners and placed horrifically powerful bombs on crowded city streets? We don’t. Los Pepes should have killed them all, including his mother. There were much bigger things in the picture that could have been discussed.

I loved the CIA guy and his role in the story. He was creepy as well as totally believable for his part.

In the end you have to realize that the United States’ effort in Colombia amounted to doodly squat. All we really did was to fan a drug war that took the lives of perhaps thousands of people, either guilty of some infraction or completely innocent. The two DEA agents seemed barely competent to do their jobs, whatever their jobs were. At least they alluded to this in the final scene. “The king is dead; long live the kings!”

Pablo is a complicated and conflicted character with cruelness, selfishness and kindness mixed together and Netflix has portrayed this very well. It’s weird to sympathise with a drug lord but this show makes the audience feel his ambitions in politics, his love for family, caring for poor people and even for animals. In fact Netflix did so well I couldn’t even continue season 2 because I know watching any kinds of downfall of people or empires will give me a had time, especially since Pablo is not a pure evil character that you can simply pour hate on.

Overall a must-watch, very fast-paced and gripping, the acting (except agent Murphy who seems to only have one facial expression) and music are phenomenal. I would even say educational because I went on to explore more about the history behind, and also fell in love with this country.

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  1. i love your review ❤

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