New Netflix drama: Narcos - the rise of 1980s drug kingpins

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  1. Tman12

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    Two episodes in and I love this show as well. I had Netflix a few years ago then got rid of it. When I finally got a smart TV a few months ago it made having and viewing Netflix so much easier.

    Side note I watched the documentary "Red Obsession" last night and I highly recommend it.
     
  2. Joe_Pesci

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    i'm two episodes in as well. it's pretty good. the trope of pablo just staring at people who displease him is getting old.
     
  3. Mitch Cumstein

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    just started to watch it. Clicked on the netflix and got this error: this title cannot be played because it exceeds the maximum maturity rating set in your parental controls.

    fuck. Forgot my wife did this. Standard overreaction to my son (who was 5 at the time) stumbling upon a lesbian scene and said the ladies were "playing butts."
     
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  4. Pelican

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    Just finished episode nine. I don't want it to end.
     
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    OMG... End of episode 6.
    The tape recorder
    :tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow::tebow:
     
  6. oknole

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    4 episodes in, this show is fucking awesome.
     
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  7. CraigAnne Conway

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    this made me laugh
     
  8. Red Rover

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    Yeah that's sad shit
     
  9. Joe_Pesci

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    i just realized that pablo is the crippled dude from elysium
     
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  10. Mitch Cumstein

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    created my own profile and binge watched all ten episodes. Great show

    However, wife is up in arms that I was able to access stuff that exceeds rated R material. Pretty much accused me of tampering with her settings, and now she has some really choice words for the people at netflix.

    My solution: "kids, don't ever click on daddy's profile. I can tell if you do it."

    They believe it. They are in line.
     
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  11. Wicket

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    I hope they dont make it too long just becasue of the success of the show. Enjoying it inmensly but the story as a whole has like 1 more 10 episode season in it before its done. Dont want it to feel like the last 2 episodes of a few seasons of 24 where they were just stretching out the storyline to get to the 24 episodes
     
  12. bturns

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    You do realize you can set a password to use your profile right? I mean, that's what teh administrator function is for...
     
  13. Mitch Cumstein

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    i'm not the administrator.
     
  14. bturns

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    Need to change that big homie.
     
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  16. CraigAnne Conway

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    You need to take control of your family, Mitch.
     
  17. FourClover01

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    This is what I'm picturing:

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  18. CraigAnne Conway

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    PAGING DR. FAGGOT... PAGING DR. FAGGOT
     
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    lol sorry, I just needed to post the clip. I blame you FourClover01

     
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  20. Mitch Cumstein

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    I will not ask for administrative privileges only because I want to perpetuate this sentiment.
     
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  21. Mitch Cumstein

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    My wife is not technically inclined. She is a destroyer of all things with a remote sense of complexity. She is woman. I have several laptops (all in excellent working order). One of them is 7 years old. I bought two at the same time and gave one to her. I've bought a few more for her since then. All of them are broken. It's caused her great angst over the years my refusal to allow her to touch my shit.

    3 Ipads broken since then. She's taken to using my daughter's ipad mini. 3 iphones broken.

    I allow the netflix situation.
     
  22. TC

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    May be the most succinct summary of marriage I've ever seen
     
  23. Truman

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  24. southlick

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    Theme song's bad ass



    If you’ve been bingeing new NetflixOriginal drama Narcos all weekend, chances are you’ve been grooving along to the series’ captivating theme music. Whether or not you speak fluent Spanish, the story behind the enthralling opener goes a little deeper than your average introductory credits. “Tuyo,” or, “Yours,” was composed specifically for the series by Rodrigo Amarante, a member of the band Little Joy (the same Little Joy to which Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes belongs).

    NPR, who must be just as obsessed as we are, did some detective work of their own regarding “Tuyo,” and discovered that when writing the song, Amarante was inspired by the thought of what Pablo Escobar’s mother would have listened to while raising her ambitious young son who would go on to be an infamous drug kingpin. The melody reminds us of a romantic serenade, and thanks to Decider’s Spanish-speaking amiga Melissa Aquiles and her intuitive sense of dialects (Amarante is Brazilian so not everything translates to the Spanish you may have learned in grade school), we were able to get a sense of the surprisingly dark theme Narcos has laid before us thanks to her English translation of “Tuyo”:

    I am the fire that burns your skin,
    Soy el fuego que arde tu piel

    I am the water that kills your thirst.
    soy el agua que mata tu sed.

    Of the castle, I am the tower,
    El castillo, la torre yo soy

    the sword that guards the treasure.
    la espada que guarda el caudal.

    You, the air that I breathe,
    tu el aire que respiro yo

    and the light of the moon on the sea.
    y la luz de la luna en el mar.

    The throat that longs to be choked
    La garganta que ansio mojar

    that I’m afraid I’ll drown in love.
    que temo ahogar de amor.

    And which desires you are going to give me.
    y cuales deseos me vas a dar

    just to look is treasure enough,
    mi tesoro basta con mirarlo,

    it will be yours, it will be yours.
    tuyo será, y tuyo será.

    The entire soundtrack, which is truly top-notch, delves just as deep into Escobar’s legend as the theme. Crafting the original score and theme along thenarcocorrido subgenre (a branch of music written for and about drug kingpins in Central and South America), Pedro Bromfman, who’s helped compile and compose for the likes of Elite Squad and 2014’s RoboCop remake, said in an interview that the work of Segio Leone and his Spaghetti Westerns helped inspire Narcos. “Colombia in the late 80’s and early 90’s reminded me of those towns you see in Westerns, dominated by a gang of outlaws. In those films, someone from out of town will usually come and help the locals defeat the bad guys. As people watch Narcos they’ll be able to see the parallels I drew, however in Colombia they had a much bigger and more complicated situation.”
     
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  25. RalfBully

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    Loved the show. I think the subtitles actually kept me engaged. Most shows I binge watch I end up only paying attn to half because I'm on my phone or some shit. I thought the timeline of events went by very fast and agree it seems like this only has one more season left.
     
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  26. War Grundle

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    Through seven episodes and it's great. Surprised they didnt go more into Carlos Lehder. He was a much bigger factor than they let on in the show.
     
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    Who was that?
     
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    Imagine Entertainment is currently producing a biopic film of Barry Seal's life starring Tom Cruise.
     
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  30. Crepeswithasmile

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    i was all in until Tom Cruise.
     
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  31. shivious

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    Given the speed they went from the mid 70s to 91, this should have been a single season. not much left to the escobar story.
     
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  32. Sterling A

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    started watching this the other night and already on episode 7. Tremendous

    dont want to read any of this thread yet cause i dont want any spoilers, but what an awesome show
     
  33. Yanks711

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    the Nazi
     
  34. ramszoolander

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    Binged this in a few days and loved it. I know Latin American politics pretty well, but had forgotten about La Citadel. That guy was a real son of a bitch getting that deal set up. I thought they did a good job showing his progression to a murderous thug who eventually didn't give a crap about the poor.
     
  35. Taffy

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    Just finished, was not expecting a second season given how fast the show moved. Good shit, though.
     
  36. Truman

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    moxin this thread was on the top half of page 1, you blind dummy.

    Re your complaint - I think they can easily stretch out a full season of chasing him down.
     
  37. three stacks

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    no doubt. that's not even including all of the drama that comes from los pepes
     
  38. George Costanza

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  39. je ne suis pas ici

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    through the first 2 episodes

    sad the cat got killed
     
  40. Hank Scorpio

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    Finished last night. Loved the season, but not sure how chasing Pablo next season for 10 episodes won't get stale unless there are some other story lines that they can integrate, like more of the Cali cartel and both cartels dealings in Miami and NYC
     
  41. Sterling A

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    Probably my favorite show of 2015
     
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  42. steamengine

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    Just realized that Carlos the nazi/John Lennon guy arrested in episode 4 was the basis for Diego in blow.
     
  43. southlick

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  44. Wicked

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    That looks fucking awesome
     
  45. George Costanza

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    Narcos and the return of college football in the same weekend?

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  46. PAHokie

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    Glad this is out, no idea when I'll have time to watch it though.
     
  47. George Costanza

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    May attempt to watch some tonight. Otherwise could be tail end of this holiday weekend. Pumped.
     
  48. Quick

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    4 episodes in already... Enjoying it.. With football all weekend trying to get through as much as possible today.
     
  49. Mitch Cumstein

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    :ohshit:

    Didn't know season 2 was up. On it now.