8.6
12,067 votes
Narcos

Narcos

Netflix 2015

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

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Narcos

Narcos - S3E1

#1 - The Kingpin Strategy

7.63

Season 3 - Episode 1

The Gentlemen of Cali gather their associates together for a big surprise announcement about the future of their business.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Narcos from 3765 votes.

Narcos - S3E2

#2 - The Cali KGB

7.67

Season 3 - Episode 2

A gas incident threatens to disrupt the Cali-government deal and Jorge is asked to help out. Peña grapples with his former Los Pepes connection.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Narcos from 3305 votes.

Narcos - S3E3

#3 - Follow the Money

7.79

Season 3 - Episode 3

The Rodriguez brothers go into hiding during negotiations. Pacho meets with the Lord of the Skies in Mexico. Peña's new DEA team visits Cali.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Narcos from 3143 votes.

Narcos - S1E3

#4 - The Men of Always

7.87

Season 1 - Episode 3

Murphy encounters the depths of government corruption when he and Peña try to derail Escobar's political ambitions by proving he's a narco.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Narcos from 5321 votes.

Narcos - S1E2

#5 - The Sword of Simón Bolívar

7.91

Season 1 - Episode 2

Communist radical group M-19 makes a move against the narcos, while Murphy gets an education in Colombian law enforcement from his new partner Peña.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Narcos from 5801 votes.

Narcos - S1E5

#6 - There Will Be a Future

7.92

Season 1 - Episode 5

Pablo's extreme methods put the narcos on the brink of war with Carillo and the government. Peña tries to protect his witness.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Narcos from 4827 votes.

Narcos - S2E9

#7 - Nuestra Finca

7.93

Season 2 - Episode 9

Pablo is reunited with an estranged family member. Judy Moncada's life is put in danger. The DEA and CIA clash over how to handle Los Pepes.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Narcos from 4599 votes.

Narcos - S3E5

#8 - MRO

7.94

Season 3 - Episode 5

Paranoid about leaks, Miguel cracks down on his security. Pacho makes a decision about his new offer. Peña works on cultivating a witness.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Narcos from 2941 votes.

Narcos - S2E1

#9 - Free at Last

7.94

Season 2 - Episode 1

In the aftermath of a massive military effort to take Pablo into custody, the family reunites while enemies worry. Steve and Connie fight about safety.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Narcos from 5572 votes.

Narcos - S2E3

#10 - Our Man in Madrid

7.96

Season 2 - Episode 3

President Gaviria has a new job for an old colleague. The Search Bloc's new tactics shake up Pablo, but also unsettle Steve and Javier.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Narcos from 5009 votes.

Narcos - S3E4
#11 - Checkmate
7.97
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 #1 Worst episode of Narcos from 3035 votes.

Narcos - S1E7
#12 - You Will Cry Tears of Blood
7.98
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 #2 Worst episode of Narcos from 4668 votes.

Narcos - S2E2
#13 - Cambalache
7.98
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 #3 Worst episode of Narcos from 5158 votes.

Narcos - S2E5
#14 - The Enemies of My Enemy
7.98
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 #4 Worst episode of Narcos from 4885 votes.

Narcos - S1E4
#15 - The Palace in Flames
7.99
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 #5 Worst episode of Narcos from 5137 votes.

Narcos - S1E9
#16 - La Catedral
8.00
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 #6 Worst episode of Narcos from 4454 votes.

Narcos - S1E1
#17 - Descenso
8.00
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 #7 Worst episode of Narcos from 7165 votes.

Narcos - S2E7
#18 - Deutschland 93
8.02
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 #8 Worst episode of Narcos from 4666 votes.

Narcos - S2E8
#19 - Exit El Patrón
8.02
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 #9 Worst episode of Narcos from 4663 votes.

Narcos - S3E7
#20 - Sin Salida
8.05
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 #10 Worst episode of Narcos from 2961 votes.

Last updated: apr 14, 2021

Comments

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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.

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

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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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can't wait for this , 9 days to go Moura

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Giving it a 6/10 rating.i wish the actors had spoken more in english than spanish.it is difficult to focus on their facial expression and body language while attempting to read the subtitles quickly before they disappear.sometimes you have to go back a few seconds because you missed few words. extremely annoying.

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Vai ser do Caralho esse show

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This show will continue on as "Narcos: Mexico", so there won't be a fourth season per se. You'll have to add that show separately if you want to follow it.

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From what I have seen from Netflix, and I have seen most of its productions, **Narcos** is still, _even after a second season_, by far the best of any of them. One can not avoid feel some weird pity for a Pablo, abandoned by everyone, [spoiler] injured to death, laying over roof full of tiles, to be finished off with an uncalled shoot to the face and used as a hunters trophy by the same fellows who would have frozen completely from fear at his sight a few years earlier. [/spoiler]

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Superb. Every episode gripping right up to the last, hope they do another series on the Cali Cartel.

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Have a 10/10! Enjoyed every single bit of it. Waiting in anticipation for season 2!

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