Unless you have been living under a rock these past few years, then you are probably familiar with Netflix’ sleeper hit that chronicles the origins of the drug trade and the series of wars that it spurred on. While the earlier seasons focused on the story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel before switching focus to the Gentlemen of Cali. Packaged as a spinoff show, Narcos: Mexico is a thrilling take on the drug war and how it all started.
The storyline, this time around, sheds light on the origin of Mexico’s first drug cartel. Paying particular focus on the characters of DEA Agent Kiki Camarena and drug lord Felix Gallardo, played by Michael Pena and Diego Luna, respectively.
The new Netflix show opens with the narrator saying: “I can’t tell you how the drug war ends, I can’t even tell you if it ends.”
This certainly speaks volumes with regards to the potential of this show, as long as Netflix keeps hitting the mark. Luckily, it seems the streaming giant has once again delivered on the goods. From the opening scene of Narcos: Mexico, one can get a menacing sense of foreshadowing. From start to finish, the show gives its viewers a wild and unpredictable ride to the underbelly of the drug trade.