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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 16, 2018
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  • Summary: The companion series to Narcos focuses on the rise of Guadalajara Cartel as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes charge while newly posted DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Pena) begins uncovering information about Felix's plans.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Nov 15, 2018
    Sweeping in scope, the series remains as addictive as ever in chronicling the bleak history of the drug war, delivering a drama so crisp and smartly executed as to provide its own kind of high.
  2. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Nov 1, 2018
    Ultimately, though the episodes are lengthy (each lasting at least a full hour), the pacing is taught; historically we may know the outcome, but there is enough charm and uncertainty to the way Narcos: Mexico crafts its story to keep things consistently interesting and compelling.
  3. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Nov 14, 2018
    The result is a season that, through its first five episodes, makes enough of its fresh faces and characters to avoid boredom and yet is still resolutely and successfully Narcos in its DNA.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Rorke
    Nov 14, 2018
    Narcos: Mexico will keep you guessing--and watching. With his fierce dark eyes and focused intensity, Pena is an excellent choice to play the intrepid Kiki, whose trajectory kicks off the modern-day drug war between Mexico and the US. As Gallardo, the slightly built Mexican actor Diego Luna has an entirely different vibe than the imposing Moura.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Perkins
    Nov 16, 2018
    Both Peña (crisp, lean, and authoritative), and Luna are fine actors, of course. But the Narcos formula hems them both in here, leaving them playing men either too one-note in the perpetually pissed-off Kiki’s case, or wanly inconsistent in Félix’s. ... As ever, the narration fills in the gaps and drops klutzy exposition with seen-it-all, wiseass gringo perspective. It helps that, in Narcos: Mexico, it’s the effortlessly charismatic Scoot McNairy.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Nov 16, 2018
    Narcos will be forever an incredible show, one of the best original series of netflix