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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.

Narcos is a Crime Drama series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (30 episodes). The series first aired on August 28, 2015. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.8.

Narcos is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Narcos on demand at Netflix online.

Friday 12:00 AM et/pt on Netflix
3 Seasons, 30 Episodes
August 28, 2015
Crime Drama
Cast: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann
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Narcos Full Episode Guide

  • David and Pena are in a race against each other to find Pallomari. Pena makes a serious decision about the future of his career.

  • David follows his suspicions. Pena is shocked to discover the depth of corruption in the Colombian government. Miguel is sought after once again.

  • David seeks revenge on behalf of his father, putting Enrique in danger. Pena asks Don Berna for help on a rescue mission.

  • Jorge takes a dangerous risk. An accident in New York threatens to expose Chepe. Pena travels to Curaçao to arrest a potential witness.

  • Paranoid about leaks, Miguel cracks down on his security. Pacho makes a decision about his new offer. Pena works on cultivating a witness.

  • Pena hatches a plan to try to capture Cali leader Gilberto Rodriguez. Amado proposes a business idea to Pacho.

  • The Rodriguez brothers go into hiding during negotiations. Pacho meets with the Lord of the Skies in Mexico. Pena's new DEA team visits Cali.

  • A gas incident threatens to disrupt the Cali-government deal and Jorge is asked to help out. Pena grapples with his former Los Pepes connection.

  • The Gentlemen of Cali gather their associates together for a big surprise announcement about the future of their business.

  • 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.

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Narcos: Mexico Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix Clip (02:23) Narcos: Mexico | Announcement: The Story Continues [HD] | Netflix Clip (00:40) Narcos: Mexico | Meet Narcos Biggest Fans: Migos | Netflix Clip (01:39) Narcos: Mexico | Clip: "Felix" | Netflix Clip (01:12) Narcos: Mexico | A Message from Offset | Netflix Clip (00:54) Narcos: Mexico | Migos Read Scripts from the New Episodes | Netflix Clip (01:03) Narcos: Mexico | Migos Ad-libs: Riding Dirtbikes | Netflix Clip (00:41) Narcos: Mexico | World Premiere of Narcos with the Migos | Netflix Clip (01:39)