Narcos Season 2 Review


Spoilers Below

The highly anticipated Netflix original series, “Narcos” has returned with its second season.

The show follows the true story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, who trafficked heavy amounts of cocaine into both the continental United States and around the world.

In my opinion, Season 2 was an improvement on Season 1. In Season 1, the show spanned over an entire decade, whereas in season 2 the time period was much shorter and there were no questions as to when an event was occurring.

Season 2 picked up right where the series left off in 2015, with the show’s main character, Escobar, fleeing from a prison and trying to escape the police. Escobar’s eventual downfall is evident as he watches his empire burn to the ground as the season progresses.

Pablo faces the new challenge of attempting to control his drug empire while in hiding. He works to keep his business afloat while evading the clutches of the DEA and the Colombian President. Despite his best efforts, Pablo slides to dereliction as his control of his cronies, and as a result, the DEA and Colombian army began to pick off the men in his inner ring one by one.

The end of Pablo becomes evident as the other kingpins begin to team up and take over Pablo’s territory. Finally, after numerous failures to catch Pablo, Officer Steve Murphy is able to shoot him twice in the back as he is attempting to run away.

Pablo Escobar may be dead, but the Narcos writers made it be known that the war on drugs was not over with his death. Pablo Escobar was just a figurehead and the war on drugs is just beginning.

Seasons 3 and 4 of Narcos have been picked up by Netflix for renewal and are already in the works.

Andrew Johnson is a senior at St. Thomas High School. He is a writer for the entertainment section of the paper. Drew enjoys winning in UCAL basketball, sleeping, and watching sports. His dislikes include Stephen Curry and anything in Dallas.