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Narcos: Mexico: Season 1 Reviews

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
The visuals remain top notch, but the action scenes seem... well, we've been here before right? If you're looking for a show that grows and surprises the audience, "Narcos: Mexico" is not that show.
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
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
But no one portrays the labyrinthine world of the modern drug cartel in all of insidious complexity as well as the Netflix Narcos franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2018
Working in earnest mode, Pena gives Kiki a committed drive, without unrealistic boy-scout purity.
November 16, 2018
At this point, the Narcos narrative can be considered consequential, rising to the level of The Wire in terms of existing as a serious-minded odyssey into the parallel worlds of crime and law enforcement.
November 16, 2018
Sweeping in scope, the series remains as addictive as ever in chronicling the bleak history of the drug war, delivering a drama so crisp and smartly executed as to provide its own kind of high.