Narcos (2015– )
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Chilean drug chemist Cockroach brings his product to Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar. DEA agent Steve Murphy joins the war on drugs in Bogota.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Pablo Escobar
... Steve Murphy
... Javier Peña
... Connie Murphy
... Horacio Carrillo
... Jorge Luis Ochoa
... Fabio Ochoa
... La Quica
... Poison (as Jorge A. Jiménez)
... Tata Escobar (as Paulina Gaitán)
... Hermilda Gaviria
... José Rodríguez Gacha
... Gustavo Gaviria
... Carlos Lehder
... Agent DEA


Steve Murphy is a DEA agent, and along with his new partner, Javier Peña, is assigned the task to eliminate drug threats (by themselves or in conjunction with local law enforcement). They are part of the ground team that executes orders for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) is connected with a cocaine chemist known as Cockroach from Chile. Together they build their empire, planning and executing new ways of trafficking drugs to and from Cuba and supplying the content to Miami (Florida). After getting betrayed by Cockroach, Pablo takes revenge on him. Written by Jayanta Patra

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28 August 2015 (USA)  »

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At 17 minutes into this episode, the band in the club is playing the Narcos theme song. See more »


Some shots that take place in Florida show cars with front Florida license plates. Florida does not issue front license plates. See more »


[first lines]
Steve Murphy: [as narrator] Nowadays, the US government can listen to anything you say. They know where you are, they know who you're talking to, and trust me, they know who you're fucking. You turn on a cell phone or a computer, and you're doomed. But in Colombia in 1989, it wasn't that easy. First off, there was no Internet. No cells. The best they had were satellite phones, and in order to capture a satellite phone, you had to fly directly over it. On top of that, the only people who had sat ...
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Great Opening Episode
5 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

The opening episode of "Narcos" named "Descenso" is just a great TV all around. Captivating script and bigger then life true story, great acting, solid directing and excellent pacing - its all here. Cinematography was also very good, but you can't ask anything else (and expect it) from a pilot - the first episode that has to hook viewers - and it delivers fully. After more series you kinda can see the series quality better, but at the moment after first episode i can say - i'm in for a ride.

Overall, the opening episode of "Narcos" isn't a masterpiece nor it tells a really fresh story, because if you watch a lot of movies and TV shows you have seen it before, but who cares if it is done so good. Great opening episode.

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