Narcos: Mexico’s drug war is thrilling

Eunice Barron, Staff Writer

Netflix premiered the crime drama “Narcos: Mexico” on Nov. 16 with high expectations. The drama was sensationally thrilling by exploring the origins of the modern drug war between Mexico and the United States, along with the outstanding performances of its protagonists, Diego Luna and Michael Pena.

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“Narcos: Mexico” made its grand entrance to the American audience by going back in time when the Mexican drug-trafficking world gain power in both Mexican and U.S. territory.

The show’s plot was inspired by many true and historical events also including infamous drug lords.

The show did a sensational job on demonstrating to the audience how the Mexican cartels slowly knew how to gain political power and expanded their drug-trafficking business beyond Mexican territory.

All these events informatively demonstrated to the audience how the modern Mexican drug trade was started and how it made it’s way to the United States.

The performances of its protagonists, Luna and Pena, were truly outstanding by portraying their roles as realistically as possible.

Luna’s performance as the former Guadalajara Cartel founder Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo was excellent by characterizing the role as realistically and powerfully as possible.

Pena also knew how to portray his role as the former Drug Enforcement Administration agent, Kiki Camarena, as excellent as possible by demonstrating his character’s justice-seeking determination throughout the show.

The whole cast did an amazing job of portraying their characters well and the show’s production knew how to visually demonstrate the madness behind the modern drug-war.

“Narcos: Mexico” chronicles the true events of the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s, in which it’s leader and founder Felix Gallardo builds his drug-trafficking empire along with other Mexican Cartels.

DEA agent Kiki Camarena moves his family from California to Guadalajara to take on a new position and assignment.

Agent Camarena would be tremendously challenged in this new assignment than ever before as he garners intelligence on Gallardo which lead up to tragic chain of events,

This mission becomes more entangled for anyone involved in it and fuel the drug trade and war against it for many years to come.

“Narcos: Mexico” is a spinoff of Netflix’s original series, “Narcos” and was originally intended to be the fourth season of this.

It was then developed as a spinoff series as a result of this.

A season two is not officially confirmed, but it is speculated that Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar is expected to make a possible appearance.

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