Queen of the South: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
Queen of the South

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Queen of the South enlivens an overdone premise with action and narrative vigor -- and shows hints of intriguing potential.

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Critic Ratings: 19

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Episodes

Air date: Jun 23, 2016

Teresa Mendoza must run and do whatever it takes to survive when the Mexican drug cartel comes after her.

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Air date: Jun 30, 2016

Teresa must prove her worth to Camila; Epifanio gets closer in his hunt for Teresa; in Mexico, Brenda tries to hide from the cartel.

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Air date: Jul 7, 2016

Camila tests Teresa's loyalty on a major drug operation; Camila makes a move to take over Epifanio's cartel; Brenda plots her escape.

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Air date: Jul 14, 2016

Teresa's first solo drug run is impacted by a deadly mistake; Brenda and Tony make an escape to Dallas.

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Air date: Jul 21, 2016

After witnessing a horrific event, Teresa advances her plans; Brenda needs money to survive, and assembles a ragtag team of dealers.

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Air date: Jul 28, 2016

In debt and short on supply, Camila grows desperate; Brenda's burgeoning drug enterprise creates a rift between her and Tony.

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Air date: Aug 4, 2016

Camila sends Teresa out on a dangerous, but profitable midnight mission; Brenda puts her crew in the line of fire.

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Air date: Aug 11, 2016

Out of desperation, Camila attempts a risky heist; Teresa goes under cover and must make a choice that will forever change her.

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Air date: Aug 18, 2016

Teresa races to save a witness; Camila assures her partners that she is back in business and done with Epifanio.

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Air date: Aug 25, 2016

Camila returns to Mexico in order to protect her life; James hunts down Teresa; Teresa takes Maria through the tunnel to Mexico.

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Cast & Crew

Alice Braga
Teresa Mendoza

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Verónica Falcón
Camila Vargas

Actor
Justina Machado
Brenda Parra

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Peter Gadiot
James Valdez

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Hemky Madera
Pote Galvez

Actor
Gerardo Taracena
Cesar Guemes

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James Martinez
Gato Fierros

Guest Star
Joaquim de Almeida
Don Epifanio Vargas

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Miguel Perez
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Rafael Amaya
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Brent Smiga
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Critic Reviews for Queen of the South: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Queen of the South: Season 1

  • Aug 26, 2021
    Really can't make the time to review all 5 season individually, but broken down on a 5 star max basis - S1 - 3 Stars S2 - 2.5 Stars S3 - 1 Star S4 - 1 Star S5- Haven't seen, but have zero expectations the show will get less dumb. Seriously, I'm stunned that there are people who watch this show from season to season and think it's gotten better. The premise of the first season was intriguing enough and some of the main characters/actors did well in carrying the show. That said, the acting of Guero and James is pathetic from the outset and becomes more grating as the series plods forward. The writing is consistently atrocious and patently lazy. Pretty much boils down to "hey let's put Theresa's life in peril 3 or 4 times per episode and have her survive thanks to the most predictably stupid plot twist possible" The constant ambush's that Theresa and Pote survive are laughable. How about putting a little effort into making the viewer believe that they truly in danger and employ some clever writing as to how they outsmart their assassins. I did like the show enough to initially watch, but boy did it completely derail in Seasons 3 and 4, actually, the next level idiocy of the show began to rear it's ugly head towards the final few episodes of Season 2, especially the finale. If you haven't watched it, don't be fooled by the name dropping of really good shows by Queen of the South fans. It is nowhere near on the level of Breaking Bad, Narcos or Ozarks, not even remotely close.
  • Jun 11, 2021
    One of the best series I have ever seen. Very powerful show. I loved it. The acting was excellent. I was so sorry when it was over. I recommend this series to everyone. Love, love, love it.
  • Jun 10, 2021
    Love it Badass women , action, fun ! I watched entire series and it was very entertaining. I enjoyed the acting and felt that each actor was perfect for their individual parts. I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Job well done. Forget the naysayers and critics and see for yourself. This is entertainment people not scientific research. Enjoy!
  • Apr 14, 2021
    I had high hopes for this show but soon was really let down. A good idea badly executed. It's filled with bad directing and amateurish acting. The actress Veronica Falcón, playing one of the major roles—hence unfortunately taking up a lot of screen time—is one actress I find most annoying with her telegraphed, bad acting. It would have been better with someone else. A lot of the show is slow-moving, one-note, predictable and filled with cliches we've seen a million times. Really, it's just a very substandard fare. There are plenty of other really engaging, good shows out there. Give this one a miss.
  • Jan 09, 2021
    It was horrible. Everything was so fake, the acting is shit and nothing makes sense. This whole show is so bad byeeeee
  • Dec 03, 2020
    This is the worse show about Queen of the South ever, I am on season 2 and so far no away games against Alloa or even a home game on a rainy Saturday in November at Palmerston Park against Raith Rovers.
  • Aug 25, 2020
    Good entertainment. It's surprising that this is a USA Network original, actually. Impressive work.
  • Aug 19, 2020
    Woww I liked this serie too much ,i recommend it badly
  • Jul 07, 2020
    Ridiculous caricatures, more holes in the plot than a Swiss cheese, absolutely dreadful acting from some of the leads. Only Americans with no taste or sensibility could rate this as good n
  • Jun 21, 2020
    Season 1 was interesting, in that it revealed a bit of the more complex scenarios and personalities that the drug world is replete with. However, the other seasons were the most repetitive of any show I've ever watched on television. The entire story could have been easily summarized in a total of about 15-20 episodes. Instead, each season repeated the same story-line, changing the name of the characters and cities, same plot lines, this drug queen or king pin stealing the load from another, kidnapping and killing key members of their rival gangs in various fashion from hanging upside down to nailing them onto the wall with a large nail gun. The show is disturbing and a vehicle to display violence. The one redeeming theme is that Theresa Mendoza, the lead character, Queen of the South, claims to want to be more honest and just with people, but she inevitably fails in that philosophy as well, when she realizes she can't win by being "fair," when you are dealing with the type of characters that live in the drug world. The only thing she earns is the followership of some of her own gang, which, in the end, doesn't matter one bit. In the face of her leadership, thousands of people die consuming drugs and pursuing the money and power that comes "temporarily" with the sale of the drugs. I do not recommend this series.

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