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El Chapo: Season 1 (2017)

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The series explores the life story of one of the world's most notorious criminals, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, over a span of three decades -- from 1985 when he was a low-level member of the Guadalajara Cartel, his rise to power, and his ultimate downfall.

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El Chapo is largely delivered in Spanish - but the show's intensity ensures you'll quickly forget you're reading subtitles and instead be on the edge of your seat wondering what move the kingpin might make next.

December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

That it resembles some of the action of Narcos - the competition, the government, the grisly warnings and wars - but none of its intrigue is one problem.

August 14, 2017 | Full Review…

It would be wrong to characterise El Chapo as simply another gory story about opium-fuelled ultraviolence... Over time, it becomes a comment on the idea of Mexico as a failed state and the larger scandal of the failed war on drugs.

June 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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