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

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  1. Coach Prison Mike

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    Season was awesome. I don’t wanna say it’s better than the original because the fact that most people don’t know the story of the rise of the Mexican cartels automatically makes it more intriguing than the Pablo Escobar story, which most viewers already knew.

    The last episode I was sure MAFG was getting arrested and we were gunna see how things fractured and got to where we are now. When he walked in on the meeting like that I was very much all :ohholkyfuck:.

    Only downside is I’m having to avoid reading up on this stuff to not spoil future seasons. It sucks becuase I’ve always been a sucker for a long form El Chapo article or something of that nature but now trying to avoid them.

    For instance I learned in a Rolling Stone article the other day about one of El Chapo’s lieutenants that Rafa Quintero is actually still wanted for the 1985 kidnapping of Camerena and is the longest running fugitive involved with the Mexican Cartels. I assume him getting caught was the writers taking liberties but I’m scared to look up what actually happened to him fearing I’m going to basically read the plot of Narcos Mexico season 2.
     
  2. Bankz

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    I really enjoyed this season despite thinking they miscast Kiki. I thought Pena was terrible and I found myself hating him the entire time.

    Isabella being put on the sideline all season was fantastic. Holding out hope they unleash them thangs in season 2.

    Diego Luna was fantastic... His transformation from hesitant gangster with a vision to cold blooded killer that would sell out his close friends was well told. I didn't like how they built him up to be the most honest man in Mexico as he wouldn't sleep with Isabella and never showed or hinted at him cheating on the wife and then in the span of 30 minutes he was cheating on the wife and had another kid on the way.

    Rafa character arc was also odd... going from owing Miguel his life for saving him from the kidnapping shit to crossing him and thinking he was godfather never really made sense other than Coke is a hell of a drug.

    If I had to rank this season I would likely put it 3rd with 1,2, 4 and 3 being the order I enjoyed the seasons.

    I think the biggest issue all season was how the DEA agents would go into these massive raids without bullet proof vest. I could be wrong but I thought the agents in Narcos S1,2 and 3 all wore vest. Maybe the DEA in Mexico had a tight budget.

    Finally can't imagine living in such a corrupt nation led with some evil motherfuckers in government
     
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  3. 941Gator

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  5. Clark W. Griswold23

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    Really laughed my balls off at Rafa and Don Neto coked out blasting Boy George. I’ve been there......
     
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  6. Virgil Caine

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    Really enjoyed this season. This show is one the more consistently enjoyable series each and every season. It's entertaining, interesting, and you usually learn something.

    I fucking hated Rafa.
     
  7. LeonardWashington

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    about halfway through

    really enjoying it but the scene where where they stop the line for crossing the border for 10 minutes so gallardo can get a landline phone call at the exact time time he crosses the border was one of the most ridiculous scenes i've ever seen. the show is great but some of the ways the try to manufacture unnecessary drama makes me :edmond:
     
  8. Fargin' Icehole

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    Just finished. On par with the other seasons. I'd rank them different each time someone asked probably. One of my favorite shows period.

    Minor gripe was how they portrayed Calderoni as an outside the law, standup guy, yet he let Felix go. I understand why he did but not removing 3/4 of his head with that shotgun goes against his actions the whole season.
     
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  9. 941Gator

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    Illustrated corruption within border patrol agents via communication/phone calls, which was real. Now cell phones fwiw (from what I read/hear).
     
  10. Jack Parkman

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    I know I'm behind on this season but just finished episode 5 where miguel goes to columbia

    amazing scenes with him and pablo and the cali cartel guys...awesome to see them reprise their roles

    so far this season has been great. Before the season I googled who the character's were to get a grasp on who they really were and jesus at the details on how they ended up killing Kiki
     
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  12. BellottiBold

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    Oh heavens I had forgotten about Teresa Ruiz
     
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  13. enjj

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    Halfway thru season 2 or 5, depending on which way you see it. Interesting as they weave between the Americans and the Mexicans.
     
  14. IHHH

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    first rule, do not fuck with the dea
     
  15. enjj

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    Well that’s not always true...

    Loving me this Enedina chick.

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  16. Line 4 guy

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    I really liked this season.
     
  17. Love Tractor

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    I’m just finishing season 1. Is season 2 as good as 1?
     
  18. BIGASSTITTIES

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    this show is consistently good across all seasons
     
  19. Love Tractor

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    I usually don’t get too emotionally involved in shows I watch but I knew what was going to happen to Kiki. I was still upset about it when it happened. This show is superb.