Narcos: Season 2 (2016)

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Critic Consensus: 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.

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Air date: Sep 2, 2016
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Series 2 continues to trace the life of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and other kingpins in the 1980s.

Cast

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 (11)

This remains a slick, stylish delight -- a romp that is the best kind of addictive.

Sep 1, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | 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…

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…

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Narcos: Season 2

Interesting & very well acted.

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.

Amazing story; amazing set-up; amazing acting; amazing entertainment.

Wild what one man can do.

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.

Gran temporada, mostrando la caida de Pablo

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.

Awesome, couldn't stop watching. Binged season one and two over a weeks time! I'm going to miss all the chaos of Pablo Escobar!!!!! I love his character, however I will watch on. Can't wait to see where it goes in season 3!

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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.

Increases the body-count if not necessarily the story of the first season. We'll see if this series can still stand on its legs though post-Pablo-Escobar.

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