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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.
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Series cast summary:
Pedro Pascal ...  Javier Peña 30 episodes, 2015-2017
Wagner Moura ...  Pablo Escobar 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Boyd Holbrook ...  Steve Murphy 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Alberto Ammann ...  Pacho Herrera 20 episodes, 2015-2017
Paulina Gaitan ...  Tata Escobar 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Juan Murcia Juan Murcia ...  Juan Pablo Escobar 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Jorge Monterrosa ...  Trujillo 18 episodes, 2015-2017
Damián Alcázar ...  Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela / ... 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Francisco Denis ...  Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela / ... 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Raúl Méndez ...  César Gaviria 17 episodes, 2015-2016
Juan Sebastián Calero ...  Navegante 17 episodes, 2015-2017
Paulina García ...  Hermilda Gaviria 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Diego Cataño ...  La Quica 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Brett Cullen ...  Arthur Crosby 15 episodes, 2016-2017
Julián Díaz Julián Díaz ...  Blackie / ... 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Joanna Christie ...  Connie Murphy 14 episodes, 2015-2016
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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 Soumik Ghosh

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28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Bogotá, Colombia See more »

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Trivia

Many actors from "Escobar: El Patron del Mal (EPM) also star in these Miniseries. The most relevant ones: a) Christian Tappán landed the role of Gonzalo Gaviria in EPM and plays one of the Moncada brothers in Narcos. b) Helena Mallarino plays Ana de Cano in EPM and plays the mother of reporter Turbay in Narcos. c) Aldemar Correa plays the youngest of the Ochoa brothers in EPM and plays the M-19 lead in Narcos. d) Juan Carlos Arango plays El Mariachi en EPM, and plays General Ariza in Narcos. See more »

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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 »

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Dark, Real Insight, Mesmerising performance from Wagner Moura.
28 August 2015 | by hadjigeorgiou-81942See all my reviews

Alright so, when it comes to drug related TV Shows which almost always include the DEA, the first thing that comes to mind is Breaking Bad and The Wire.

Needless to say, while preparing to start up the pilot, I continuously tried to imagine how can this series give us something original or even something that will make us say "Hey, this isn't a cheap knock off of something." Well. I was profoundly surprised. Netflix has done it again.

They managed to present the show in a way that includes every positive aspect of the two aforementioned series. It has the darkness of Breaking Bad, the intensity and the smart writing while also maintaining the thoroughness of The Wire in the sense that we get to see both sides of the drug trade, the clichés and even the everyday life that surrounds it.

The narrative style also gives it a different aspect which helps the viewer engage in a more positive way. The cast seems to be very specifically chosen since the roles don't even make you question the legitimacy of the actors.

I would say that this looks promising although I am yet to finish the series to be able to give my final word.

Definitely a series you should watch if you are into this kind of thing.

Kudos again, Netflix.


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