The storyline of the show is purely brilliant because it’s a time period and subject that is fairly known, but not well dissected. Narcos allows people to be present in the moment and see every single step of Pablo Escobar’s journey to becoming the 30 billion dollar drug lord he was. Narcos allows viewers to see the mechanics, logistics, and even emotion filled relationships behind it all, even if it is a little exaggerated.
Because the show contains a lot of Spanish vocabulary that may be foreign to many viewers, there are subtitles. Some may say that the subtitles are a hassle to read, but on the other hand, how could you capture the true culture of the Columbian dealers if they weren’t speaking spanish? Another constant criticism is the attitude of the main DEA agent, saying that it's “bland” and “un-passionate” throughout the program. Critics say the agents lack the confidence they need to fill out and bring this role to life.
Despite the negatives, Narcos is a show that will keep you intrigued, wishing you had the time to binge watch episode after episode. Beware, Narcos has a way of manipulating its viewers, luring them in and leaving them wanting more; that's another one one of Pablo Escobar’s many talents.