Pablo Escobar: The Drug Lord

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  • TV-PG
  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (23)

Pablo Escobar: The Drug Lord is a Colombian television series that premiered in 2012. Produced by Caracol TV, the show is based on the life of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, who became one of the wealthiest and most powerful criminal figures in history during the 1980s and early 1990s.

The show takes place in Medellin, Colombia, where Escobar is portrayed as a young man who starts out as a small-time criminal before eventually rising to become the leader of the Medellin Cartel. The first season of the show covers the early years of Escobar's criminal career, including his involvement in smuggling and his introduction to the cocaine trade.

The show is highly dramatized, with the creators taking certain liberties with historical facts in order to make the story more compelling for television viewers. For example, the show depicts Escobar as a relatively sympathetic figure, with a focus on his love for his family and the lengths he will go to in order to protect them.

Despite these fictionalized elements, the show does attempt to provide some historical context for Escobar's criminal activities. It highlights how the drug trade in Colombia was fueled by poverty and the political instability of the time, and how the profits from cocaine trafficking were used to fund guerrilla movements and political campaigns.

The show is notable for its strong performances, particularly by lead actor Andres Parra, who brings a sense of nuance and depth to the character of Pablo Escobar. Parra's performance was widely praised by critics, and he won several awards for his work on the show.

While the show does contain scenes of violence and drug use, it is not gratuitous in its depiction of these elements. Instead, it seeks to provide a thoughtful examination of the social and political factors that led to the rise of the Medellin Cartel and the complex web of relationships between criminal figures and government officials.

Overall, Pablo Escobar: The Drug Lord is a compelling and well-crafted drama that provides an interesting look into the life of one of the most infamous criminals of modern times. While it is not a completely accurate representation of the facts, it is a worthwhile watch for anyone interested in the history of organized crime and the complex social and political factors that contribute to its rise and fall.

Pablo Escobar: The Drug Lord is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on July 9, 2012.

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Episode 19
19. Episode 19
July 27, 2012
Judge Zuluaga is assassinated to end the legal process against Escobar. Pablo sends cocaine through commercial flights. The United States activates the extradition for the members of the Medellin Cartel.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
July 26, 2012
Several judges are being executed because they are involved in the process against Escobar. Marcos Herbert manages to escape the police thanks to one of Escobar's security men.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
July 25, 2012
The guerrilla group takes the Justice Palace, leaving almost in ruins, inside, civilians, policemen and guerrilla members die. The life of Harry the pilot is in grave danger.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
July 24, 2012
Pablo bullies and bribes several agents of the police to have their protection. A pilot that works for the cartel is approached by a DEA agent and the pilot gives him some pictures that compromise Pablo and the cartel.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
July 23, 2012
Pablo and his associates are hiding in Panama because the police are searching for them because of Rodrigo Lara´s death and the drug trafficking. Pablo loses the negotiation with the government so he must take another path.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
July 22, 2012
Colonel Jimenez has identified the men that hired the hit men to kill Rodrigo Lara and is searching for them all over Medellin. Pablo´s mother, wife and son must leave Colombia because the police don't stop following them.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
July 21, 2012
Secretary of Justice Rodrigo Lara is murder under Pablo Escobar´s orders, which in turn must go into hiding because he is being hunted by the police.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
July 20, 2012
Pablo resigns to his seat in Congress. The National Police take down a huge cocaine laboratory in the jungle. Escobar gave the order of having Rodrigo Bonilla (the Secretary of Justice) assassinated.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
July 19, 2012
Pablo Escobar is accused in front of the media of being a drug dealer, besides in the newspaper "El Espectador" Guillermo publishes the evidence that connects him to that business. Rodrigo is accused of having relations with the mafia.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
July 18, 2012
Pablo now in front of the government is the new representative to Congress on his political party. Rodrigo Lara is appointed as Secretary of Justice and uses the chance to give a statement against drug trafficking.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
July 17, 2012
The elections happen in Colombia and both campaigns Escobar´s and Galan´s, have victories in order to reach their objectives, but Escobar is upset about Galan so he is already thinking of getting rid of him.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
July 16, 2012
Pablo starts his campaign to become a member of Congress but the main leader of the Party, Galan, doesn´t want any relationship with him. Some of Pablo´s partner´s don't agree with the idea of Escobar going into politics.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
July 15, 2012
With the intervention of a politician that has influence with the subversive group, Irma is released. Pablo is thinking about going into politics where he can find a type of power that money doesn't provide.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
July 14, 2012
There are several operations done to find Irma but they can't find her in time. The meeting with the leading heads of the organization takes place to discuss the extradition treaty.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
July 13, 2012
Pablo builds "˜Napoles' Hacienda in which he intends to have a zoo. The news of the expulsion treaty between Colombia and the United States makes him alert and request a meeting with the most important partners of the business.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
July 12, 2012
Pablo decides with his cousin to send the merchandize in the planes he bought, these shipments are received by Gabriela in Miami and she handles distribution. Jerson is Pablo´s oldest brother and he dies in a car accident all because of Eliecer´s fault.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
July 11, 2012
Pablo is incarcerated for drug trafficking along with Gonzalo. Fabio now must accept the relationship between Pablo and Patricia (his sister) because they got married. Magdalena is the district judge and she is threatened by Pablo when he sends her a funeral Crown.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
July 10, 2012
Pablo is imprisoned for stealing a bank but is handed in to the police by a man from his neighborhood, Aldemar, who is murdered by Mireya´s brother. Escobar starts his career in dealing cocaine when he buys a farm for its production.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
July 9, 2012
Pablo is a man who since he was a child showed ability for business, when he grows up he starts working with "˜Alguacil' carrying merchandize and he is introduced to the business of cocaine.
Where to Watch Pablo Escobar: The Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar: The Drug Lord is available for streaming on the Caracol TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Pablo Escobar: The Drug Lord on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 9, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (23)