While the first season of Narcos tracked the life of Pablo Escobar from the late 70s when he started the production of cocaine, to July 1992, when he escaped La Catedral prison, the second season deals with the repercussions of Escobar’s actions throughout season one. This season has some very good reviews and for good reason – it’s amazing! Here is why we are loving season two of Narcos:
1. Wagner Moura
This actor does such a good job playing the role of Pablo Escobar that it leaves us feeling sympathetic even with all the terrible things he has done. The way that he can make us feel so many emotions is truly amazing. If there is one actor that really makes us love Narcos, Wagner Moura is the guy.
2. Filling in the gaps
This season fills in all those small holes in the of the first season that left us wondering. It really fleshes out all the characters that we have gotten to know, and also leaves nothing to wonder about infills in the intimate details of Pablo Escobar’s life.
While the first season’s tag line of “There’s No Business like Blow Business” had us watching gun battles and cocaine craziness, it was also a cautionary tale about greed and how democracy can be undermined by the ruthlessness of immoral and thoughtless business practices. This season we see how Pablo’s strength makes him a born leader, a man who knows that he has power over people and how to use it. It also shows that his enemies really don’t have a conscience, leaving us conflicted on who really are the bad guys and what makes them look so evil to us.
If you were worried that after the first season it wouldn’t get any better, then you rest assured. This is a season made infinitely more exciting by higher stakes, bigger moments, and some truly gruesome deaths, all of which have set the bar even higher. This show develops into something that is enthralling, not only because of how entertaining it is, but because of how it dares to break grounds that are dangerous and perplexing. It will be a real undertaking for the producers and writers to top what they have done this year.
5. True to life
Without network-imposed restrictions, Narcos has the ability to tell its story without restraint. There are plenty of scenes of violence, sex, and racism, but it uses these things to illustrate its point rather than to simply satisfy some of the publics’ grim interests. This series, particularly the second season goes above and beyond to depict its violence in a shockingly realistic way. This may disgust and mortify viewers who find things of that sort unnecessary, but it does make this show very true to life.