Narcos: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2

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Narcos' sophomore season manages to elevate the stakes to a gut-wrenching degree in what continues to be a magnificent account of Pablo Escobar's life.



Critic Ratings: 26


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Series 2 continues to trace the life of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and other kingpins in the 1980s.


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 2

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (12)

What keeps the series compelling in the process is Moura's incredible performance.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Narcos continues to be as stylishly made as its first season was, but there are only so many holdalls being hurriedly stuffed full of cash, brutal murders or hushed phone calls that we really need to see.

Nov 6, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Season two feels much more assured in its execution than the first, partly owing to the story's shorter timeframe.

Sep 28, 2016 | Full Review…

The sad truth though is that the second season falls in line with the marketers' approach, changing the nature of the storytelling and turning it in a deeply troubling direction.

Sep 26, 2016 | Full Review…

There are potent and provocative ideas that lie frustratingly dormant throughout this series, which seems to be just happy to play a competent but only occasionally compelling Michael Mann riff.

Sep 16, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The history-textbook feel has mostly been replaced by an uneven but ultimately satisfying procedural.

Sep 7, 2016 | Full Review…

When so many action sequences are all quick cuts and too many edits, Narcos's more focused approach is much appreciated.

Sep 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Narcos Season 2 is more contemplative and slower-moving than the first season, offering a deeper exploration into the mental and literal breakdown of Escobar, his empire, and the DEA agents chasing him.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The acting, as usual, is exceptional here, though Escobar's fall from grace, and the accompanying bodycount, makes for season so violent that it tends to numb, and drag, at times.

Jun 28, 2017 | Rating: 7.4/10 | Full Review…

The performances by Moura, Pascal and everyone else are still some of the best seen on television right now with Moura taking the cake again in the last three episodes.

Dec 31, 2016 | Full Review…

Fans of season one will likely feel that season two is a suitably impressive step forward.But... it struggles with the difficulties of telling straightforward historical true stories within the confines of episodic television.

Sep 6, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

While Narcos isn't much for visual splendor -- it's filmed as a cut above your average basic cable-TV-true-crime documentary -- it has Moura's wonderful performance as its central image, one that will be what people remember about Narcos.

Sep 3, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Narcos: Season 2

  • Oct 20, 2019
    This season was unique because it showed the death of Pablo Escobar. The whole season was based on the fact that how can a powerful and strong person like Pablo Escobar can be killed. Also, it showed that even having that much money did not change Escobar's hart, he loved his family more than everything he was ready to sacrifice everything for them. He burned a lot of money to make sure that his daughter does not freeze. I liked this series a lot, and till now, I am continuously watching the new seasons depside the fact that Escobar does not play there.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    Narcos' second season is still plagued with unnecessary narration, robbing the audience from finding importance in characters and events on their own. It's like coming back from the bathroom at a movie theater and having your friend explain what you missed, it's not the same as experiencing what happened for yourself. However, as the season reaches its end, the narration lessens, allowing the show to come to life through the emotional performances of the characters. Paulina Gaitan as Tata Escobar was hands down the best of these performances, while Wagner Moura and Boyd Holbrook become a bit less annoying near the end of the season. Unfortunately the good section near the end was not enough to make up for this boring season.
  • Sep 05, 2019
    This show really opened my eyes to the world and history of Drug Trafficking. It led me to do even more research to uncover the facts of the 80's-90's cocaine trade and I was completely shocked that most of what is depicted in the show "NARCOS" was basically almost all true. A few of the plot points are jazzed up for dramatic effect, but the show is completely accurate in terms of the events taking place. I also love how the show's editors/producers added real news clips and real footage while providing a narration as to what was really happening at the time throughout the show. This show is one of my favorites of all time. All 3 seasons are accurate, interesting, and at times unbelievable. The actors they got, play their parts well and the show is 5 stars. I now have several books detailing the history of the Medellin Cartel and Cali Cartel because I couldn't get enough of the amazing history. If you are looking for something entertaining, truthful, and mind blowing, I would recommend watching every episode of NARCOS. The real things that were happening in Colombia in the 1980's and 90's are so out of this world insane, that it will probably lead you down the path of doing even more research like it did for me. I can't say it enough, this show is amazingly entertaining, and most importantly, ALMOST ALL OF IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED!
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Season 2 managed to be even better than Season 1 because we got to a critical point in Pablo Escobar's life. We were shown in full display of what a monster can do when he feels desperate and out of options. This is not to be mistaken with praising the crimes committed by Pablo Escobar, it's just a matter of explaining what makes the show more entertaining to watch, and strictly that.
  • Apr 08, 2018
    Interesting & very well acted.
  • Dec 16, 2017
    Puntaje Original: 7.9 Es la serie que eriza tu piel, es la serie que mata tu aburrimiento, la excelencia y el buen trabajo hay en la trama que te atrapará. Narcos, la serie que justificará tu pago de NETFLIX mensual, los capítulos que ansiarás mirar por los impactantes sucesos. ¿Y que nos traerá la tercera temporada? Dices tu: serán nuevos narcos, ya lo verás aunque sin Escobar, sin Escobar.
  • Dec 09, 2017
    Amazing story; amazing set-up; amazing acting; amazing entertainment.
  • Nov 04, 2017
    Wild what one man can do.
  • Oct 21, 2017
    This is a combined review of Season 1 and 2 of Narcos A remarkable telling of the life of Pablo Escobar by a great actor named Wagner Moura. Originally I thought the show as only about Pablo Escobar. Since Mr. Escobar died in the 90s I didn’t think the show itself would go more than two seasons so I would review at the end of the series, like I did Hand of God. Then he died and Netflix is moving on with the Cartels, so here is probably a good stopping point to review. Like all TV shows, it glamorized and filtered through the lens of Hollywood, even with that, I thought it was a decent three-dimensional view of Pablo Escobar. Of course, I don’t know him personally, but I have read about him and it felt like a fairer view, even with the glossy candy coating it got. I appreciated that it showed he was a human, not just a monster. Maybe this is because I came from a family (both blood and not blood) that was involved illegal activity when I was a child, but there is no “bad” only person. Society may not agree with a person, but it doesn’t mean that the dealer/killer/arsonist/etc. doesn’t love other people, want to help other people and that they don’t make human mistakes. I always hate the idea of an “all bad” villain, because it isn’t true. Like a show I used to watch said a lot, “Everyone is the hero of their own story”. No one thinks of themselves as evil. The part of the show I didn’t like was how his wife was handled. I don’t know personally of his relationship, but having grown up in a similar scene I don’t believe there is any way that his wife wasn’t fully aware and complicit, or at the very least aware and tolerant of it. Personal experience says there is no way that remains a secret, and in fact my experience most spouses work together. Other than that, I enjoyed the series, I liked how it showed both sides and I would recommend seeing it. Pros: The acting was great, the story tight and interesting the whole time. Cons: I was just sad to see Wagner Moura no longer in the show. I will definitely follow up with Season 3, I look forward to more stories.
  • Oct 12, 2017
    Gran temporada, mostrando la caida de Pablo

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