What’s it about?
The life and “career” of Pablo Escobar (played by Wagner Moura), the Colombian cocaine trafficker, especially his time as the head of the Medellin cartel from the mid-1970s. Narcos also follows officer Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook), an American COP who fight within the Drug Enforcement Administration who is trying to bring down Escobar.
Why you’ll love it
Well the story of Escobar is crazy beyond belief and it’s all true. The series, inspired by these real events, mixes documentary and fictionalised moments to great effect with Steve Murphy’s narration adding to the vibe significantly.
This is efficient and rhythmic story telling that quickly hooks you in.
Where can we see it?
A Netflix original series – a second season is being made.