If you’ve been following Techaeris and my articles over the past three years you know I am the Narcos guy. When season one of Narcos debuted back in 2015 I was all over it and soaked in the next two seasons as well. So after the demise of Pablo Escobar, I figured the show was over.
Then Netflix announced Narcos: Mexico which debuted last month and the streaming giant has officially announced Narcos: Mexico season 2. I have to admit I was excited for Narcos: Mexico. I’ve really enjoyed watching all the Narcos seasons and especially love that the actors speak Spanish with English subtitles.
That being said, I did enjoy season one of Narcos: Mexico but not nearly as much as the first series that took place in Colombia with Pablo Escobar as the main protagonist. I also thought the entire cast of the first Narcos was brilliant! I binged watched the first season quickly and if my wife hadn’t stopped me, I would have lost much more sleep and watched it in one sitting.
This new series took me a bit longer to get through though. I felt the story took a bit longer to get on its feet and the main protagonist, Félix Gallardo, took much too long to become the force Escobar was. The first half of the series felt like it took way too long to build up. I was much more pleased with the second half of the series and the last episode of season one gave me hope of a more exciting season 2.
None of this is to say that the Mexico series was bad, it’s worth your time and was worth mine but it certainly didn’t have the attention-grabbing worthiness that its predecessor had. Hopefully, Netflix ups their game for the second season. There’s an awful lot of content in the Mexican drug war story and at