With that being said, I did just that last night and the choice for my viewing pleasure was the new Netflix original series, Narcos. And here is quick synopsis of what this show is about:
Netflix takes on the infamous Medellín drug cartel in "Narcos," which follows the rise and fall of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Drug Enforcement Agency agents hunting him. The story is told largely from the points of view of Escobar, played by Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, and U.S. DEA Agent Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook), on opposite sides of what would become an all-out war. The gritty drama begins with the early days of the drug battle, when the biggest offenders were "hippies in flip-flops" caught with up to a kilo of marijuana, continuing to the violent, bloody battles between members of the cartel peddling tons of kilos of cocaine and drug agents from Colombia, Mexico, and the U.S. -- a struggle estimated to have cost at least 4,000 lives over two decades. Pedro Pascal ("Game of Thrones") co-stars as Mexican DEA Agent Javier Peña.
I'm really into crime television and film, as well as documentaries and anything non-fiction, so this series was right up my alley. I really only knew about Pablo Escobar because I would always hear his name in rap songs and then something about cocaine and money would follow the name drop. So watching this series is not only entertaining but really informative/educational.
The directors and writers do a good job of covering all bases/aspects of this story. From the effects on the Columbinan and American economy, the amount and brutiality of the violence, the complexity of Escobar and pretty much everyone involved with him, the DEA and CIA strategies in catching him, etc, etc, ETC. The acting is amazing and super believeable. The feel of the visuals-the visuals period are really dope.
Only thing with this show, and they can't really help it, is that you're reading subtitles a lot. I mean the situation happened in Latin America and the majority of the people involved speak Spanish. And I actually salute Netflix for keeping as much of the Spanish speaking as they did because it adds to the authenticity of the series. But the constant reading is just something I really had to get use to.
Overall, this series is amazing! Yes, I watched the entire season in one day because that is what you do it with shows on Netflix! Excited to see the next season and yes, I'm definitely adding this to "My List"