Narcos: Season 3 Reviews

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May 28, 2019
With four crime bosses to follow instead of one, the storyline teeters just this side of cumbersome, but credit goes to the writers who create clear distinctions between each of these bad guys.
May 16, 2019
Don't kid yourself: This season... [is] as vicious as the ones before, even if the Cartel's moves are more gracefully plotted.
May 16, 2019
Keeping Pascal was important in connecting the stories and keeping an interesting presence at the center of the series.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 6, 2018
Narcos gains something it never really had: an emotional throughline. This ratchets up the tension considerably.
July 9, 2018
Losing a protagonist changes a series and Narcos is now even better. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 28, 2018
You won't exactly be saying "Pablo who?" in the wake of Wagner Moura's compelling performance as the murderous Medellin cartel boss across the first two seasons, but as the third begins Escobar's successors in the Cali cartel become similarly engrossing.
December 19, 2017
If television could imitate the overwhelmed feeling DEA agents likely felt approaching these cartels, this would be it. This season is intense, fast-paced, and a must watch.
December 19, 2017
The continuity provided by the theme music aside, Narcos Season 3 essentially functions as the start of a brand new series under the Narcos umbrella -- a backdoor anthology, if you will.
October 16, 2017
It's ridiculous, barbaric and cruel; it's also great entertainment.
October 6, 2017
For all the shake-ups in the cast and in the show's scope, Narcos is still Narcos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 6, 2017
An old clear-out might prove the show's smartest decision - opening the gateway for a variety of kingpin personalities, new characters and refined thrills which results in the most engaging season so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2017
I find myself admiring Narcos' overall design all the same, even if the show will never be completely my thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 26, 2017
It eventually draws you into the family dynamics while ramping up the action.
September 19, 2017
The idea of a season 3 didn't feel inviting. But now, those premature doubts are all buried deep into the ground, much like Escobar's dirty money.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 19, 2017
Narcos is highly recommended as a terrific thriller and and a timely political parable.
September 13, 2017
All signs point to a solid season. I'll be along for the ride. You should be, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2017
Someone give [Matias Varela​] an Emmy, please.
September 6, 2017
With history on its side, and as its table settling, Narcos somehow found a way to actually become better in its third season, without the crutch of Pablo Escobar in fact, by delivering a killer (real) premise and some augmented thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 5, 2017
[Narcos] is essentially a collection of hyperstylized historical reenactments. And yet, it is, right now, the best crime show on television.
September 5, 2017
By staying flexible and surprising, Narcos is earning a life longer than the reign of some of the drug lords it portrays.
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