On the trail of Mexico’s King of Cocaine
THE story behind Mexico’s blood-splattered drugs war unfolds in cinematic quality in this Netflix series about Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura), the ‘King of Cocaine’.
Between 1977 and 1992, Escobar’s Medellin cartel supplied 70% of the coke that flooded across the US border. Escobar’s combination of ruthless mob boss and caring family man is well played by Moura, who oozes the machismo of a man who used murder and bribes to build an empire. MeanwhileSteveMurphy (Boyd Hobrook) is the DEA agent trying to bring the cartel down as bodies pile up. Its 10 episodes are upthere with The Wirefordramaticauthenticity, andSeason 2 opens tomorrow.
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