The exploits of the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar.
Reviews
Popularity
1,300 ( 44)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1   Unknown  
2012   Unknown  
3 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

El Cartel de los Sapos (TV Series 2008)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Two good friends join the underground world of Drug trafficking to make quick money and have a better quality of living. The illegal drugs trafficking world seems to be attractive to all ... See full summary »

Stars: Manolo Cardona, Neal Kodinsky, Karen Martínez
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Incorporating never before-seen archival footage, home movies and interviews with family members, journalists and law enforcement officials, PABLO ESCOBAR: KING OF COCAINE tells the story ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Dupler
Stars: Bryant Gumbel
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Now Pepe Cadena finishes telling the story in which the most powerful drug traffickers in Colombia are strengthened but later fall while he and others dedicate themselves to the dangerous task of exposing them to collaborate with justice.

Stars: Diego Cadavid, Robinson Díaz, Patricia Manterola
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Pablo, Angel o Demonio is the untold story of a man who changed our world forever. He created the multinational enterprise of cocaine trafficking and through terror brought a country to its... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Granier
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A complete journalistic document that brings never before seen shocking images and testimonials from people who show how the barbaric acts of Pablo Escobar managed to subdue a nation, and how his legacy continues to affect the world today.

Director: Alessandro Angulo
Narcos (TV Series 2015)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In Colombia, a young surfer meets the woman of his dreams - and then he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar.

Director: Andrea Di Stefano
Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Andrés Parra ...
 Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria (34 episodes, 2012)

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

The exploits of the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Quien no conoce su historia está condenado a repetirla


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 May 2012 (Colombia)  »

Also Known As:

Eskobar: gospodar zla  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series was created by Camilo Cano and Juana Uribe who are both closely tied with Pablo Escobar. Camilo Cano is the son of Guillermo Cano who was the publisher of newspaper El Espectador and who was murdered by Escobar in December 1986. Juana Uribe is the vice president of Caracol TV and also the series' producer. She is the daughter to Maruja Pachón who was kidnapped by Pablo Escobar on 7 November 1990 and later released. Juana is also the niece to presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán who was killed by Escobar in August 1989. See more »

Goofs

The series is set in the mid-1980s but all the $20 and $100 dollar bills shown were introduced in the 2000s. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cultural Conflict?
6 September 2016 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

After watching 15 episodes of "Pablo Escobar: El Patron Del Mal," I'm done. I've had enough. No mas.

However, I'm not writing this review to wholly condemn the series. I'll admit, no one forced me to sit through 15 episodes. Also, I recently watched the series "Narcos" as well as a documentary on the subject so I've simply had my fill of Pablo Escobar. Had this been my first exposure to Escobar, I'd probably still be watching.

Unfortunately, the series suffers from flaws which would have turned me off regardless of my knowledge of the subject matter. The most notable problem is the casting of Andres Parra as the lead. Parra constantly looks awkward and embarrassed. Pablo Escobar must be rolling in his grave; never in a million years could he have risen to power had he carried himself like Parra. Parra's version of Escobar also conflicts with the portrayal of Escobar as a young man. The actor who played the younger Escobar was charming, confident and reasonably handsome. It's difficult to believe that Parra and his younger counterpart--who can't be separated by more than seven or eight years--are the same character. Parra also speaks in a monotone as if he is too focused on the cue cards. Escobar was driven by his emotions. Parra's acting is devoid of emotion. It's just a terrible, terrible fit.

The Parra debacle aside, my other complaints are more trifling. At times, the filmmakers spent too much time on fairly insignificant matters. For example, the fallout from Escobar's execution of a prominent public figure is the subject of two entire episodes. Much of that focus was on the widow, who wasn't even a public figure in her own right. Perhaps there is some cultural conflict here. Perhaps the deceased public figure is so beloved in Columbia that two entire episodes were warranted. As an American, I perceived it as overkill.

Lastly, the music/score is cheesy and awful.

"Pablo Escobar: El Patron Del Mal" is informative and fairly compelling and the acting (exclusive of Parra) is pretty good. It's worth a shot if you want a comprehensive narrative on the life of Pablo Escobar and if you're not a picky cinemaphile like me.


2 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page