Critic Consensus: Queen of the South enlivens an overdone premise with action and narrative vigor -- and shows hints of intriguing potential.
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as Teresa Mendoza
as Pote Galvez
as James Valdez
as Gato Fierros
as Don Epifanio Vargas
as Brenda Parra
as Cesar "Batman" Guemes
as Teo Aljarafe
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The action is choreographed with kinetic propulsion; Alejandro Martinez's photography colourfully presents an adventure in wild places; and the trajectory of the complex plot, with its different story arcs, is impossible to guess.
The action scenes are gripping, the language can be rough within the expanding confines of ad-supported basic cable and the glimpses of the flesh are fairly bold at times.
"Queen of the South" is far from the best modern TV has to offer. But for all its amped up aesthetics, I'm not sure it even wants to be part of the club.
In the first five episodes that have aired so far, it's the resourceful female characters' struggles to be seen as something more than single-use that give Queen of the South its moderate surprises and satisfactions.
Gritty, violent drug cartel story has strong female lead.
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