This season was put together much better than the last but it's still not as sexy as the Colombian series and you can't fault anyone for that as the bar was set so high.Hope that it continues to improve as the story evolves and where the f@&k is El Mayo....
Alot of the casting is shit in narcos mexico....the arrellanos look like whiny babies (Benjamin wasnt 4ft tall like in the show) and chapo looks like some weirdo with an underbite that looks nothing like him. Its gonna be hard to make that guy a main character in the future he just doesnt have "it". Its a good show but Padrino doesnt bring that fire like Pablo did in Narcos. They want us to fear padrino but why? He doesnt ever really show us why we should fear him...afterall he didnt even want Kikis death. The first three seasons were much much better than narcos mexico...even Pablos sicarios put on a great show and we feared them. There is none of that in narcos mexico so far where I am mid way through s2, nobody that puts the fear of god in you like in the original. Not enough scary shit going on but im only half way through s2. Kinda dissapointed so far...and wtf is going on with Pablo Acosta..he is in some family fued or someshit i started to lose interest tbh it got boring. The mayo thing makes sense because there is no real written history about him hes always been a ghost.
The 80’s is when the Mexican drug traffickers were under control. The real Felix Gallardo was quiet and cunning whereas Pablo was just violent even before the wars started back in Colombia so it makes sense for his two seasons to be violent and full of suspense. I’m pretty sure we can all agree that the Medellin arc in narcos is the best one honestly. The Cali cartels arc wasn’t as suspenseful or violent as was medellins which makes sense.
Im pretty sure narcos Mexico will start to pick up once calderon enters presidency. That’s when it should pick up I think
I agree with you for the most part
Where Narcos goes for the universe building of a Marvel movie, Gomorra is in the trenches, it's stylish and brutal at the same time, an operatic sense of tragedy, that never loses the thread that this is about blood and violence, and generations raised under it.
Narcos is fantasy, even if it is true or mostly true, it's from the tried and true school of Hollywood/Netflix screenplays, it doesn't truly understand or know it's own characters.
The Sopranos could be my favorite show of all time. It's a complicated question, I suppose my overall position on something like Narcos is that it lacks the integrity and heart to support it's ambitions. To turn such violence and tragedy into mere entertainment, isn't worthwhile.
I just finished season 2 and liked it as well as where they left it. The producers could milk this out for a few more seasons and I hope they do. I watched it with someone who has no knowledge on the history and it was fun to pause it and show the real pictures or share side stories before it happened.
How long before our forum friend, retired agent Steve is hired by the production for the AFO spinoff?
“I’ve always sort of seen this as of the Marvel superhero universe of connecting narcotraffickers, and that they all coexist,” showrunner Eric Newman told The Hollywood Reporter not long after the season premiered in 2018. It’s a crass way of describing the dynamics at play in these stories of cartels and corruption, but also a very American one.
He actually said this? And I described it this way, that is just gross. Say no more. He said it all.
I've watched the 1st 3 episodes of the 2nd season of Narcos Mexico 2 and I agree with all of your comments,not as riveting as the Narcos Columbia.They really get into the story of Felix who started it all with everyone having their plaza.With what we all know from years of reading the Mainboard and Forum here at Borderland Beat we are kind of biased compared to watching it with someone who doesn't know much about plazas or corruption (even if we don't know it 1st hand but just about it).We are definitely going to be more critical than the average Joe especially when we know the cast of characters beforehand but just figuring out which actor plays which character in real life.They are pretty much all there from Azul,Felix,Chapo and the mop topped hairdos of the TJ Cartels brothers including the Accountant sister that now lives in San Diego.I noticed the era from all the 80's cars those big boxy cars and even a Vega from the 70's!
Are you sure it was 140,000 tons a year? That's a gargantuan amount. The last hurrah gamble shipment that Felix ordered from Pacho was 70 tons, and the show seemed to indicate that was approaching the realm of 'impossible to distribute' for him.
In the show, they state that 70K ton load was half of the annual shipment in 1 load.
It was 70 tons -- not 70,000. 70,000 tons is more than the displacement of the largest container ships, and 10% of the largest oil supertanker. There's no way 70,000 tons of cocaine would fit in six midsized airliners.