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Get yourself ready for a cocaine-fuelled story that is seriously addictive to watch. Narcos follows the rise and fall of the Columbian cartels, the incredible wealth generated and the horrific lengths that they will go to keep it.

Narcos first aired on Netflix back in 2015 and exploded onto the screen with the first season introducing you to Pablo Escobar and his amazing story as head of the Medellin Cartel.

This factual drama is a Netflix Original Series that is brilliantly cast and the attention to detail is simply amazing. It is so intense that it is almost impossible to stop watching but so horrific in places that it is also quite draining.

A lot of crime dramas have cropped up over the years but Narcos is different. Imagine the hardest-hitting crime drama you have watched and then magnify the intensity by ten thousand.

Then you will understand why Narcos is so addictive. It has everything – drugs, women, unimaginable wealth and hard-hitting violence. This is made even more captivating as the storyline is all true.

Wagner Moura plays Pablo Escobar, swaggering about on-screen with his huge moustache and terrible eighties clothing, and is totally convincing as the King of Cocaine.

Nothing is rushed and you get a clear understanding of the real Pablo Escobar – the family man, the political man, the so-called man of the people.

But most horrifically just how this man could and would commit mass murder with a simple order over the phone and then carry on with playing with his children.

Is Narcos Worth Watching?

The other side of the Narcos story comes from the views of the DEA agents who were trying to bring Escobar to justice.

You are taken on quite a journey with agents Javier Pena (played buy Pedro Pascal) and Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook). This provides both sides to the story giving us a bit of objectivity.

Agent Murphy narrates his side of the story with actual pictures and footage of real events cleverly thrown into the mix.

That gives it a documentary style but makes the events even more chilling as you see images of these events pop up on the screen.

With three seasons available to watch and ten episodes in each season, this is a great choice if you are looking for something to binge that has some real substance.

It is a real roller coaster of an experience that not only follows Escobar's story as head of the Medellin Cartel but follows the transition of power across to the Cali Cartel and what seems to be an evolved and more advanced approach to trafficking, but every bit as brutal. 

And when you're through with this show, switch over to Narcos: Mexico which is just as good.


  • Factual
  • Spectacular Visuals
  • Brilliant Cast
  • Super Addictive


  • Sub Titles
  • Confronting


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