NARCOS – Pablo Escobar & The Medellin Cartel
Seasons 1 & 2
Were do I begin? How do I find the words to describe what an amazing show this was and how much I am looking forward to season 3 & 4 Coming in 2017?
From the moment I watched the first episode I was hooked, what are my thoughts on the story and those involved? Well lets just say what I think not everyone will agree.
I vaguely remember the Colombian Drug Wars back in the 1980/90s from the news but as a teenager it wasn’t something I paid much attention too, although I’m pretty sure I would have had something to say had I lived in Colombia, then again may I have been married into that way of life also?
Nobody can sit in judgement unless they have been there, its ok to say ‘Omg I wouldn’t have stayed married to a man who was capable of killing those who he felt betrayed him! I would say the same but if I were in that situation would I run or would you?
I’ve said many times don’t say it unless you have walked their shoes and lived the kind of life that for some there are no other choice but to turn to drug dealing or whatever other means in order to survive in a poor Country, or a corrupt one at that.
Yes I did say that word again corrupt because we all know too well that in many Countries there is corruption and on a wide scale too.
You really need to watch Narcos from the beginning to understand what I’m saying you most certainly won’t be disappointed.
As for Wagner Moura Imbd.com Who played Pablo Escobar what an absolute wonderful Actor I take my hat off to him he played that part so well, actually I fell in love with his character, so much so I had a tear in my eye later on in the show I can’t tell you why because I don’t want to spoil it.
I watched Pablo Escobar Full Documentary after watching both seasons which has confirmed to me that there is indeed one or two stories in the show that aren’t or weren’t true which was later confirmed by Pablo’s Son Juan Pablo Escobar Henao Now known as Juan Sebastian Marroquín Santos. An Interview With Juan Pablo Escobar
I tell you I would so love to interview Sebastian and Maria his widow, I would like to hear in their own words what it was like for them to have to deal with everything that went on back then.
I do feel for Maria she done what many devoted Catholic Wife’s in Colombia and many other’s would have done she stuck by her man but most of all kept her children grounded.
I also feel for Pablo’s Father who clearly loved his son very much but it broke his heart that he lived the way he did and that he committed such horrific crimes, and while I’m on the subject of crime remember that there were members of Law Enforcement (The DEA) who helped Los Pepes who were equally if not as bad as the Medellin Cartel.
Credit to all who acted in Narcos who were simply fab in each of their roles Pedro Pascal as Javier Peña, Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar, Pauline Gaiten as Tata and Boyd Holbrook as Steve Murphy but to name a few. To the production team who in producing the show had me gripped from beginning to end.
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s ambition and ruthlessness made him one of the wealthiest, most powerful and most violent criminals of all time.
Pablo Escobar, born on December 1, 1949, in Antioquia, Colombia, entered the cocaine trade in the early 1970s. He collaborated with other criminals to form the Medellin Cartel and eventually controlled over 80% of the cocaine shipped to the U.S. He earned popularity by sponsoring charity projects and soccer clubs, but later terror campaigns that resulted in the murder of thousands turned public opinion against him. He was killed in 1993.