This month’s Netflix must see is . . . Narcos. OH MY GOSH. Are you watching? Have you gotten a Netflix subscription yet? I hope so, because every month we have so many of the shows to talk about. So many.
The first month of this (relatively new) ‘What to watch on Netflix‘ monthly series, we talked about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Go watch it immediately if you haven’t already. Tina Fey can be my girl boss / best friend / producer any time she wants. (Call me, Tina!)
I was only one episode deep into Narcos when I wholeheartedly recommended it to you, and I have to add some qualifiers now that I’m onto episode 5. Narcos is SUPER violent, and sexually explicit. Episode 1 was just an appetizer so I felt like we were cool. The show is based on the true story of a horrifying human so I should’ve figured it would get more violent but I couldn’t’ve predicted how much. So, just an FYI, so you aren’t blindsided going in. Thanks!
Netflix totally blew it out of the water again with this new Netflix Original: Narcos. I don’t know how they’re doing it, but Netflix’s Originals are making my brain explode with brilliance and happiness.
So, let’s talk Narcos. Do you remember hearing about the crazy Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, in the 1980’s? The dude was so insane, that when the star of the Colombian national soccer team came home from the World Cup finals after accidentally scoring on his own team goal, Escobar had him murdered. For reals.
Escobar was totally and completely bananas, (a guaranteed sociopath), who was also (like many sociopaths) brilliant and wily. Narcos spells out the behind-the-scenes of the origin of the cocaine drug trail as it was smuggled through Colombia and Pablo Escobar’s hands and into Miami where it exploded in the early ’80’s.
It’s one of those I-can’t-believe-this-really-happened-in-actual-real-life shows, and it’s definitely worth a watch. It’s such a fascinating story and the series is (unsurprisingly) so well done, you’re basically wasting your life unless you go watch it right now. Especially if you have nothing else going on in your life because you won’t be able to turn it off once you stop. It’s binge-watch-worthy central.
I will give you this disclaimer though: there are a lot of swears, and as this is a show depicting a real-life drug lord, a genuinely horrific human being who regularly murdered people, there are a lot of things tender eyes might not want to see. Also: it’s a show about drug trafficking. So, you know.
But also, ZOMG go watch it now! Hurry!
// This post is in partnership with Netflix which is so kind as to enable my love of entertainment so I can binge-watch all the things and share them with you. You’re welcome? I think? //