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Narcos: Mexico: Season 1 Reviews

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December 7, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 30, 2018
It's worth looking at ourselves in this mirror, even if it hurts. [Full review in Spanish]
November 21, 2018
The violence at the beginning is a little extreme and the sundry executions may put you off, but the show takes on subtlety and complexity...
November 19, 2018
Four seasons in, Narcos isn't shaking up its formula so much as it's modifying it in compelling ways.
November 18, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 16, 2018
It thrives when diving into the logistical ways the cartel system was constructed-through violence, manipulation, bribery, and canny scheming and double-crosses-and the DEA's resultant attempts to navigate an intrinsically-crooked environment.
November 16, 2018
There really couldn't be a worse time for drug-war propaganda in the guise of a prestige-adjacent cop show. Fortunately, the opening minutes of this pseudo-series premiere put paid to that notion immediately.
November 16, 2018
Wait a minute, is the narrator the one and only Scoot McNairy?!?! Oh, why yes it is. I was already all in, but now I'm ALL IN.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 16, 2018
Though Narcos: Mexico is technically a sister show to Narcos rather than its fourth season, it shares enough of the same DNA that the transition shouldn't rattle you too badly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2018
Narcos: Mexico has successfully excavated the human drama from the record, and in doing so has constructed a narrative that's as fascinating in its character beats as it is in how it delivers a chronicle of real-life events.
November 16, 2018
The sheer level of institutional f*ckery makes Narcos: Mexico the most The Wire-y chapter so far.
November 16, 2018
Whether you're a diehard fan of the series or are just looking for 10 episodes of a stellar crime drama, Narcos' latest installment works.
November 16, 2018
Good news, Narcos fans. Narcos: Mexico is just as riveting (and educational) as its predecessor. Narcos has relocated from Colombia through the '70s to '90s to Guadalajara, Mexico in the early '80s.
November 16, 2018
While the series does fall into some drug narrative clichés during its second half, the captivating parallel stories of Camarena and Gallardo's ambitious rise in their respective positions is worth the price of admission alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.4/10
November 16, 2018
It's in the narrator's defiantly American take on the action that Narcos: Mexico suggests just where its heart is when it comes to its maddeningly complicated human story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 16, 2018
Narcos: Mexico is a layered drama with political nous, and not just a snorting frenzy of cheap glamour and throwaway murder.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2018
It's hard to "just say no" to this absorbing, alarming and-yes-addictive series.
November 16, 2018
There is plenty of action, intensity, and drama to be found along [the] path, buoyed by solid performances from the two leads and excellent supporting cast members.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2018
It's dreary and occasionally punches the "what's the point?" button really hard. And that's both the best and the worst thing about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
November 16, 2018
Following up on season three's crackerjack series high, the new Narcos is gripping, chilling and harrowing when it counts, but has a difficult time sustaining its focal point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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