Narcos: Mexico: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Dangerous, thrilling, and highly addictive, Narcos: Mexico's first season expertly expands the franchise by exploring new territory in the drug war's grim history and showcasing electric performances from Diego Luna and Michael Peña.


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Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018

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Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined. As Kiki garners intelligence on Félix and becomes more entangled in his mission, a tragic chain of events unfold, affecting the drug trade and the war against it for years to come.


Michael Peña
as Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena
Diego Luna
as Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo
Joaquín Cosio
as Don Neto
Matt Letscher
as James Kuykendall
Jose María Yazpik
as Amado Carrillo Fuentes
Alyssa Diaz
as Mika Camarena
Tenoch Huerta
as Rafael "Rafa" Caro Quintero
Fernanda Urrejola
as Maria Elvira
Teresa Ruiz
as Isabella Bautista
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Critic Reviews for Narcos: Mexico Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (11)

This season... is a wonderful showcase for two talented Latinx actors who've long deserved a high-profile TV project. "Narcos: Mexico" is all that and more, a poignant lesson on the bloody history behind our modern war on drugs.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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Showrunner Eric Newman has gotten very good at dramatizing the ever-expanding saga of the drug war for television, and the result here are 10 tense, detail-oriented episodes that don't lack for action and drama.

Nov 18, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Despite the shift of location and the absence of the magnificent Wagner Moura - who, as Escobar, elevated series one and two beyond true-crime sensationalism - Narcos is still television's most irresistible guilty pleasure.

Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite having practically the same structure as previous deliveries, the rhythm and sense of the show are still present. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is a product that should work much better and it has the potential to. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jan 22, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

This Eric Newman showrun late 1970s set series is a near perfect study in character, criminal and otherwise.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It's fresh and original, not just another gangster show.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Luna is a talent. But Luna had to elevate more choppy writing than his predecessors did in the first three seasons. It seems as if the primary writers for this season weren't sure what kind of gangster they wanted Gallardo to be.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Narcos: Mexico is the TV version of a popcorn movie. It's super-violent, full of colourful lowlifes, and tells an edge of your seat story.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I have surprised myself at how bored I am with this new season of Narcos. [Full Review in Spanish]

Dec 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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