Narcos tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It centers around the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and Steve Murphy (Holbrook), a DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture him and ultimately kill him.Written by
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A sex scene set in the mid- to late-'80s shows the woman putting on a thong after having sex. Thongs weren't readily sold for another decade. Also, a scene showing the Port of Miami shows mountains in the background, and Miami is so flat, there aren't even hills there! Also, one would think that in a series about Colombia, the name of Colombia's most famous writer, Garcia Marquez, would be pronounced correctly, but the character Steve Murphy mistakenly says "Mar QUEZ" instead of "MAR quez," and mispronounces "Cartajena" with an "enyay" instead of an "en." There are also tons of license taken with characters (Javier Pena is a nerd and not a suave, lady's man in real life; "Jhon" represents Escobar's sicario Popeye who in reality is a ruthless psychopath; etc.) The biggest out-of-sequence flaw is that Murphy and Pena weren't assigned to Colombia until 1988, yet the series has them there at the beginning when Escobar began in the early 1980's. And Justice Minister Lara Bonilla is a true hero of the Escobar tragedy, giving his life in order to expose Escobar's criminal record, and it's a crime that this series tries to claim that the DEA used him to accomplish their mission, when the DEA wasn't even active on the Escobar radar until years later. See more »
Incidentally, I saw an ad for Narco on YouTube, and instead of skipping the ads like I normally do, I played this one out because I was genuinely excited for what I was watching. Instantly I jumped onto Netflix and I was not disappointed. This is a truly gripping show, one of the best I've seen this year. The characters and acting are done well and the storyline moves at a fast enough pace to get your adrenalin pumping for the whole episode. My only fear was that it would be too generic of a Crime drama, but those feelings were quickly swept away. This is truly an original and thoroughly planned out TV show with a whole lot of heart.
Maybe the best on Netflix at the moment. Narco doesn't disappoint with any aspect of the show. It's exciting and fast paced, but above all, it makes you want to keep coming back for more.
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