Review of Narcos

Fridays, 3:00 AM ET on Netflix

60 minutes

Narcos chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the conflicting forces - legal, political, police, military and civilian - that clash in an effort to control the world's most powerful commodity: cocaine.
by RossQ
Sep 4, 2015 11:23AM EDT

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Narcos successfully blends good drama with an accurate retelling of the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar's notorious cartel.

The storytelling is conventional but well done, and the competent character writing and acting as well as a firm basis in the politics of the time, lend a necessary backdrop to the assassinations, bombings, gunfights and chases that make this show so wonderfully bingeable. The Sopranos it isn't, it was never intended to be, but it's more than worth a watch.


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