Narcos: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 49


Audience Score

User Ratings: 2144
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Air date: Aug 28, 2015
Air date: Aug 28, 2015
Air date: Aug 28, 2015
Air date: Aug 28, 2015
Air date: Aug 28, 2015
Air date: Aug 28, 2015
Air date: Aug 28, 2015
Air date: Aug 28, 2015
Air date: Aug 28, 2015
Air date: Aug 28, 2015

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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.


Wagner Moura
as Pablo Esobar
Boyd Holbrook
as Steve Murphy
Roberto Urbina
as Fabio Ochoa
Pedro Pascal
as Javier Pena
Manolo Cardona
as Eduardo Mendoza
Joanna Christie
as Connie Murphy
Stephanie Sigman
as Valeria Velez
Jason Chad Roth
as Technician
Paulina Gaitan
as Tata Escobar
Maurice Compte
as Horacio Carrillo
Danielle Kennedy
as Ambassador Noonan
Juan Murcia
as Juan Pablo Escobar
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Critic Reviews for Narcos Season 1

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (24)

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…
Top Critic

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…

Audience Reviews for Narcos: Season 1

  • Apr 01, 2019
    Great serie that I could not stop to watch.
  • Jan 09, 2019
    An awesome look into the worlds of the DEA and the cartels during Pablo's reign. The acting is spot on which makes everything believable. The plot is extremely interesting and contains many factoids supported by picture evidence.
  • Dec 27, 2018
  • Nov 15, 2018
    Great acting and a realistic depiction.
  • Apr 08, 2018
    Interesting & very well acted.
  • Jan 14, 2018
    Constantly building and evolving the story at a pace that keeps you watching.
  • Dec 28, 2017
    Better than the Game of Thrones)
  • Dec 25, 2017
    One of the best series i watched, the season 2 and 3 are kind of shitty, but the first season, is fucking awesome, the characters are well developed and you just create an relation with them,they are really sympathic you know? The visuals are just awesome too, if you didn´t watch it , just watch it.
  • Dec 16, 2017
    Puntaje Original: 7.8 Intensa e intrigante, con una historia que junta dos visiones al complejo mundo del narcotráfico. Muchos aspectos de la serie son impecables, sin embargo, como latinoamericano la cuestión actoral se muestra deslucidez debido a un forzado uso de acentos y de jergas por parte del reparto.
  • Dec 09, 2017
    Amazing story; amazing set-up; amazing acting; amazing entertainment.

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