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Narcos is a crime thriller detailing the real life story of Columbian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Escobar is widely known for being the most notorious cocaine dealer of the 70's and 80's. The series begins with Escobar's less than savory life in prison, but quickly turns into a full fledged crime story. This show deals with the intricacies of Escobar's evasions of members of various law enforcement agencies. The show is almost entirely based on the true story of Escobar's rise and subsequent fall from power. Although some conversations and specifics are fictionalized, the truth of the story makes it informational as well as entertaining.

Taking on a gritty appearance and style, the story explores the harsh side of organized crime. Back alley bribes, political assassinations, and extortion are just a few of the subjects analyzed. By taking a more personal approach, this allows the viewer to witness the horrendous acts of Escobar first-hand. After a few episodes, the series starts to see a focus on the workings of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Central Intelligence Agency. Escobar avoids the consequences of his drug crimes through bribery, murder, and political manipulation.

Narcos is a realistic and startling depiction of the cocaine traffic of the 80's. In specific, it captures the essence of who Pablo Escobar was and the horrifying things he did to remain powerful. Through manipulation and the lack of morals, Escobar escalates his crimes as the show continues. From his personal life to his empire's inner workings, the series gives a look at a man rich with exploitable power. Ultimately, it shows the viewer what happened to one man who took the drug world by storm.

Friday 12:00 AM et/pt on Netflix
2 Seasons, 20 Episodes
August 28, 2015
Crime, Drama
8.9/10
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Narcos Full Episode Guide

  • Javier deals with the repercussions from Judy's interview. Tata tries to convince Pablo to surrender for the sake of his children.

  • Pablo is reunited with an estranged family member. Judy Moncada's life is put in danger. The DEA and CIA clash over how to handle Los Pepes.

  • Colombia begins to turn on Escobar after his latest terrorist attack. Tata receives help from an unlikely ally. Quica gets increasingly anxious.

  • The newly-formed Los Pepes want to destroy Pablo and his empire. Tata's brother urges her to leave and seek safety with her children.

  • The Search Bloc gets a new leader. Javier loses faith in the system. Pablo brings Tata's brother Carlos down from Miami to cheer her up.

  • The Cali cartel discusses moving in on Pablo's territory. Lim³n proposes a plan to Maritza. Tata gets a gun for protection.

  • President Gaviria has a new job for an old colleague. The Search Bloc's new tactics shake up Pablo, but also unsettle Steve and Javier.

  • Tata gets impatient with life on the run. Pablo responds to President Gaviria's reward offer. Steve and Javier meet their new boss.

  • In the aftermath of a massive military effort to take Pablo into custody, the family reunites while enemies worry. Steve and Connie fight about safety.

  • Pablo's activities in prison provoke the government into taking extreme action. Murphy and Pena face a situation of their own.

  • The hunt for Pablo seems to be over after he makes a deal with the government, but Murphy and Pena -- and the Cali Cartel -- have other plans.

  • A tragic mistake forces the government to change tactics in the fight against Pablo. But Pablo faces bigger threats from inside his empire.

  • Pablo goes into hiding as the political tide turns against him, but he finds a way to strike back. Murphy and Pena finally get the CIA to help them.

  • Pablo's extreme methods put the narcos on the brink of war with Carillo and the government. Pena tries to protect his witness, Elisa.

  • Despite a new extradition treaty, the U.S. puts more money into fighting communism, creating new challenges for Murphy and Pena in the hunt for Pablo.

  • Murphy encounters the depths of government corruption when he and Pena try to derail Escobar's political ambitions by proving he's a narco.

  • Communist radical group M-19 makes a move against the narcos.

  • Chilean drug chemist Cockroach brings his product to Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar. DEA agent Steve Murphy joins the war on drugs in Bogota.

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