Narcos: Season 1 (2015)

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Narcos lacks sympathetic characters, but pulls in the viewer with solid acting and a story that's fast-paced enough to distract from its familiar outline.

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 28, 2015

Chilean drug chemist Cockroach brings his product to Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar. DEA agent Steve Murphy joins the war on drugs in Bogota. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Communist radical group M-19 makes a move against the narcos, while Murphy gets an education in Colombian law enforcement from his new partner Peña. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Murphy encounters the depths of government corruption when he and Peña try to derail Escobar's political ambitions by proving he's a narco. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Despite a new extradition treaty, the U.S. puts more money into fighting communism, creating new challenges for Murphy and Peña in the hunt for Pablo. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Pablo's extreme methods put the narcos on the brink of war with Carillo and the government. Peña tries to protect his witness, Elisa. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Peña and Carillo close in on Gacha, while Murphy tries to protect pro-extradition candidate Gaviria from a notorious assassin connected to Pablo. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Pablo goes into hiding as the political tide turns against him, but he finds a way to strike back. Murphy and Peña finally get the CIA to help them. -- (C) NETFLIX

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A tragic mistake forces the government to change tactics in the fight against Pablo. But Pablo faces bigger threats from inside his empire. -- (C) NETFLIX

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The hunt for Pablo seems to be over after he makes a deal with the government, but Murphy and Peña -- and the Cali Cartel -- have other plans. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Pablo's activities in prison provoke the government into taking extreme action. Murphy and Peña face a situation of their own. -- (C) NETFLIX

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Series 1 looks at the life of the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar as DEA agent Steve Murphy joins the war on drugs and the M-19 makes a move against the narcos.

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Critic Reviews for Narcos Season 1

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (26)

It's a worthy effort, to be sure, but worthy doesn't always equal entertaining.

Aug 28, 2015 | Full Review…

For some, Narcos will revive the most troubling TV depictions of Latinos as criminals and drug traffickers, despite the show's heroic efforts to humanize everyone involved.

Aug 28, 2015 | Full Review…
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Narcos makes a chillingly persuasive case that the high-level drug biz isn't fundamentally different from most other business. Supply, demand. Risk, reward.

Aug 28, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An unlikeable character, no matter the circumstances, remains unlikeable, but an unlikeable character trumps a bland blonde man whose position of authority appears to be his only really interesting character trait, no matter how much voice-over he utters.

Aug 28, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Narcos [is] an electrifying new Netflix series.

Nov 13, 2015 | Full Review…

For this hyphenated viewer, Narcos works, linguistic flaws and all.

Sep 16, 2015 | Full Review…

The American plot, with middling American actors and a distracting voiceover, is a C. The Colombian plot -- with Brazilian actor Wagner Moura in a gorgeous performance as the grand, monstrous Escobar -- is an A.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Narcos is power-packed, addictive and worth the ten hours you'll spend stuck to your screen.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Even if you're already familiar with the broad strokes of Escobar's rise and fall, it's worth watching Narcos to experience the textures of the Colombian drug trade at its ugliest.

Mar 7, 2017 | Full Review…

For all its flaws, Narcos' first season could just be one hell of a prequel to a mindblowingly good second season.

Jan 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Narcos' use of narration sometimes comes off more like the writers don't fully trust the audience. Viewers are being told what is important rather than being shown why it is important.

Aug 28, 2015 | Full Review…

More than anything, Narcos is a fascinating character drama.

Aug 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Narcos: Season 1

  • Jul 30, 2020
    it was a slow start , but within end its a bang. late druglord pablo story well made series. there is power in the stry it grips ! #medellincartel how pablo started his business , and how he xpanded . sicarios of pablo treat to watch, violence on the flow . american DEA failed attmpts to capture pablo empire . a beast on the growth with enemies eliminated . i loved the narration ! overall it has come well !
  • Jul 16, 2020
    it is interesting but quite boring.
  • Jul 15, 2020
    Narcos Season 1 | Detailed note: 8.8
  • Jul 04, 2020
    Fascinating story, colourfully and stylishly told.
  • Jun 15, 2020
    Narcos magnificently changes the understanding of the American Television
  • May 19, 2020
    Brilliant Unique and amazing!Great music and intro.the theme and visuals were amazing.at start it took little time to settle with language and subtitles but the narration and little conversations in between does the thing!The acting was iconic the Pablo's actor was well suited,love the bonding of Steve and Pena and other characters like in gangs and family members and the m-29 group it was good!the screenplay was amazing the story as per biography the narration and the intense ride is really an amazing thing!each episode was unique and great the drama,politics and terror with clever strategies it was hell of a ride,the starting episode is enough for getting it on.the intro of Pablo and everyone it was damn amazing.ending was amazing the kidnap and vice president thing was literally surprising and amazing.Overall its a amazing start to unique series this season is a Masterpiece!
  • Mar 22, 2020
    Must watch, well done!!
  • Dec 28, 2019
    Would like to Give 1st Rank to Pablo among all series.
  • Dec 23, 2019
    The good thing about this show is that its pretty historical true. It has something like a story teller and they show lots of real crime scenes photos. Worth watching.
  • Oct 29, 2019
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