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Netflix 2015

A gritty chronicle of the war against Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Narcos

Narcos - S2E10

#1 - Al Fin Cayó! (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Javier deals with the repercussions from Judy's interview. Tata tries to convince Pablo to surrender for the sake of his children.

The episode was rated 8.52 from 4638 votes.

Narcos - S3E10

#2 - Going Back to Cali (Season 3 - Episode 10)

David and Peña are in a race against each other to find Pallomari. Peña makes a serious decision about the future of his career.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 2830 votes.

Narcos - S3E9

#3 - Todos Los Hombres del Presidente (Season 3 - Episode 9)

David follows his suspicions. Peña is shocked to discover the depth of corruption in the Colombian government. Miguel is sought after once again.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 2914 votes.

Narcos - S1E10

#4 - Despegue (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Pablo's activities in prison provoke the government into taking extreme action. Murphy and Peña face a situation of their own.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 4581 votes.

Narcos - S2E4

#5 - The Good, The Bad and The Dead (Season 2 - Episode 4)

The Cali cartel discusses moving in on Pablo's territory. Limón proposes a plan to Maritza. Tata gets a gun for protection.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 5000 votes.

Narcos - S1E8

#6 - La Gran Mentira (Season 1 - Episode 8)

A tragic mistake forces the government to change tactics in the fight against Pablo. But Pablo faces bigger threats from inside his empire.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 4595 votes.

Narcos - S2E6

#7 - Los Pepes (Season 2 - Episode 6)

The newly-formed Los Pepes want to destroy Pablo and his empire. Tata's brother urges her to leave and seek safety with her children.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 4756 votes.

Narcos - S1E6

#8 - Explosivos (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Peña and Carillo close in on Gacha. Murphy tries to protect pro-extradition candidate Gaviria from a notorious assassin connected to Pablo.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 4786 votes.

Narcos - S3E8

#9 - Convivir (Season 3 - Episode 8)

David seeks revenge on behalf of his father, putting Enrique in danger. Peña asks Don Berna for help on a rescue mission.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 2939 votes.

Narcos - S3E6

#10 - Best Laid Plans (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Jorge takes a dangerous risk. An accident in New York threatens to expose Chepe. Peña travels to Curaçao to arrest a potential witness.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 2932 votes.

Narcos - S3E7
#11 - Sin Salida
Season 3 - Episode 7

Peña plans another covert operation to take down a key Cali cartel member, but he risks running out of time during his search.

The episode was rated from 2961 votes.
Narcos - S2E8
#12 - Exit El Patrón
Season 2 - Episode 8

Colombia begins to turn on Escobar after his latest terrorist attack. Tata receives help from an unlikely ally. Quica gets increasingly anxious.

The episode was rated from 4663 votes.
Narcos - S2E7
#13 - Deutschland 93
Season 2 - Episode 7

As the danger intensifies for the Escobars, Pablo sends his family to another country. Gaviria weighs the opportunity to use them as leverage.

The episode was rated from 4666 votes.
Narcos - S1E1
#14 - Descenso
Season 1 - Episode 1

Chilean drug chemist Cockroach brings his product to Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar. DEA agent Steve Murphy joins the war on drugs in Bogota.

The episode was rated from 7165 votes.
Narcos - S1E9
#15 - La Catedral
Season 1 - Episode 9

The hunt for Pablo seems to be over after he makes a deal with the government, but Murphy and Peña – and the Cali Cartel – have other plans.

The episode was rated from 4454 votes.
Narcos - S1E4
#16 - The Palace in Flames
Season 1 - Episode 4

Despite a new extradition treaty, the U.S. puts more money into fighting communism, creating new challenges for Murphy and Peña in the hunt for Pablo.

The episode was rated from 5137 votes.
Narcos - S2E5
#17 - The Enemies of My Enemy
Season 2 - Episode 5

The Search Bloc gets a new leader. Javier loses faith in the system. Pablo brings Tata's brother Carlos down from Miami to cheer her up.

The episode was rated from 4885 votes.
Narcos - S2E2
#18 - Cambalache
Season 2 - Episode 2

Tata gets impatient with life on the run. Pablo responds to President Gaviria's reward offer. Steve and Javier meet their new boss.

The episode was rated from 5158 votes.
Narcos - S1E7
#19 - You Will Cry Tears of Blood
Season 1 - Episode 7

Pablo goes into hiding as the political tide turns against him, but he finds a way to strike back. Murphy and Peña finally get the CIA to help them.

The episode was rated from 4668 votes.
Narcos - S3E4
#20 - Checkmate
Season 3 - Episode 4

Peña hatches a plan to try to capture Cali leader Gilberto Rodriguez. Amado proposes a business idea to Pacho.

The episode was rated from 3035 votes.

Last updated: sep 26, 2022



Probably the best Netflix series I've seen this year, and the best from Gaumont (I'm glad that they kept the same quality level from Hannibal), again shot in 4K for main photography and 8K for aerial views. From the production standpoint, it proves that José Padilha is one of the best Latin American directors & producers, as he kept most of his Brazilian film production crew, including Pedro Bromfman (his haunting music is excellent for this series). The fact that this series was mostly shot in Colombia (in some of the real locations where Escobar lived), is noteworthy, and the level of realism and fully transparent visual effects by Mr. X (via Technicolor) gives us a whole different sense of the unfolding drama. If you have seen the VFX breakdowns, you'll know that most of the streets and landscapes in this series are CGI-enhaced and extended. We all know already how this story ends in 1993, and despite this fact I'm glued to the screen in every episode. The Spanish dialogues are tweaked in a way that when translated the meaning is slightly different, so I'm pretty much sure that the whole series was written first in English. The whole cast is great, despite not many of them being Colombian (mostly Mexican, actually), and Wagner Moura's performance is spot on (probably an Emmy nomination would come his way soon) despite his very, very heavy Portuguese accent. Some parts I couldn't even figure out what he was saying, even when Spanish is my native tongue, so I kept the English CC active in every episode. Honestly, I can't wait for the second (and most likely the last) season. Their main achievement with Narcos was not glamorizing Escobar or the drug trade, but presenting a compelling, human story that everyone can relate to.


One of the best series I've watched this year.


The details of the various manipulation tactics in this story are really compelling and I imagine quite real. This is a must see. Though this a fictional account the performances and the story narration make it appear quite real and conceivable in our complex world. Well done.


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