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Queen of the South 

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Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
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Series cast summary:
...  Teresa Mendoza 34 episodes, 2016-2018
...  James / ... 32 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Camila Vargas 31 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Pote Galvez 25 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Don Epifanio Vargas 23 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Detective Alonzo Loya 18 episodes, 2017-2018
...  El Guero 18 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Isabela Vargas / ... 18 episodes, 2016-2018
...  The Charger / ... 18 episodes, 2016-2018
...  General Cortez / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Tony Parra 14 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Tonto 14 episodes, 2016-2018


Queen of the South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams up with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run.

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23 June 2016 (USA)  »

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A Rainha do Sul  »

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Alice Braga is a well known Hollywood actress, speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently. This is the second time a Brazilian born actor/actress portrays a drug Lord on a major TV show. The other one was Wagner Moura on Narcos. See more »


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caught uncomfortably between gritty and glossy

Judging by the pilot, this show can't quite decide if it wants to be slick, soapy escapist fare or a gritty drug drama. These two elements don't go well together, with the violence and unpleasantness sucking the fun out of the slick soap while the gloss makes the grittiness feel inauthentic.

The first episode does have a solid action sequence stuck in the middle, and if this were an action series I'd be a little more hopeful, but I can't get too excited about a rather clichéd drama with some nice car chases.

There is also lazy writing, with an almost constant first-person narration that lets the series avoid conveying anything through action instead of just explaining it.

I could see this show improving if it could decide on what it wants to be, but ignore comparisons to Breaking Bad or The Bridge, both of which were much more convincing dramas.

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