[This is a spoiler-free article.]
The wait is finally over.
It has been a little over a year since the second season of Narcos and the final chapters of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s came to a bitter end. The series returned this past Friday, this time migrating to Mexico in the 70s and 80s to tell the origins of the Guadalajara Cartel.
With fan-favorites like Steve Murphy and Javi Peña no longer part of the picture, the show introduces a new collection of characters. In the current season, we now follow DEA agent Kiki Camarena (played by Michael Peña), who hopes to capture cartel head “El Padrino” Felix Gallardo, played by none other than the incomparable Diego Luna. Both Peña and Luna (but also the entire cast, really) deliver strong and captivating performances for each of their own characters, adding to the sizzling drama that stirs within the narcos microcosm of law abiders and law breakers.
While some fans are still struggling to cope with the absence of Pablo Escobar, Narcos: Mexico continues to bring audiences the same “magic” that made viewers fall in love with the show in the first place: the gritty narration, the sweeping high-angle drone shots of the landscapes, gory and unpredictable acts of violence, beautiful Latin soundtracks, and last, but certainly not least, the multi-faceted storytelling that humanizes characters from both sides of the story.
And for a good laugh: Watch YouTube’s Bad Lip Reading take on their spin of Narcos.
Are you enjoying episodes from Narcos: Mexico so far? Who’s your favorite and least favorite character(s)? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below (and keep them spoiler free)!