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Mister Pink

Narcos - TV Series - Pablo Escobar - Netflix Original

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RussianCommie

 

cheers bro, bit mashed so ill respond fully to your points later..but spoiler that sh*t in case people read the thread without having finished the series.

 

 

I fixed it and put the post in a spoiler, my apologies. No worries dude, that's just from what I personally know from reading about Pablo Escobar, as well as, some documentaries. I hope it added some more insight.

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Zyo

Got to the end of Season one, and I can be pretty comfortable in saying I think this is some of the best television I have seen in a long time. Great performances from all involved, casting did an awesome job of picking up really talented, little-known actors. The settings are fantastic, great location shooting. Its well written, it really is excellent in all departments. A lot of TV these days, I watch, put on the shelf, and forget about it. After I was done with this, I went back to episode one and immediately started watching again.

 

Looking forward to the deveolopment of season two and possibly season three. Seems they might be shifting focus slightly away from Escobar and moving to a new narrator too. Hopefully it will be done as well as the first season.

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Money Over Bullshit

Only recently finished this series and I must say I really enjoyed it. I liked how they had all of the Colombian characters speaking in Spanish and how they altered the story of Steve Murphy and Javier Pena to have them in the background while Escobar was doing most of his notorious sh*t rather than having them go to Colombia in the late 80s like in real life. It seems certain that there will be a Season 2 and if this is the case I can see Escobar taking a back seat and the Agents and the Cali Cartel coming to the forefront which would be a nice bit of a dynamic shift. I'd also like to see a bit of Los Pepes and more of the Search Bloc which is almost a certainty given where we are in the timeline.

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AlienTwo

Is this going to be about his last year? They covered so much territory in the previous season it's hard to imagine exactly where they can go now as he dies not long after the season finished, I always assumed season 2 would be about another kingpin.

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RussianCommie

The dates that the trailer shows suggests that the second season will be the last one to do with Escobar. It goes the date of his birthday, date of his death, and the date when the second season starts. I will be surprised If we get a season 3 with the story still on Pablo Escobar. He escaped from his prison in 1992, and then, killed in 1993, so I don't know what much more they could work with to make a season 3 with the story still on him.

 

Regardless, I'm hyped for the second season and can't wait for Narcos to be back!

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feckyerlife

season 2 starts in 2 weeks

 

 

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EvolvedWalker

Season 3! :D

 

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1stworldview

Netflix true crime series Narcos spurs huge demand for Colombian women.

Produced by Netflix, the show "Narcos" takes on the infamous Medellin drug cartel which follows the rise and fall of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Drug Enforcement Agency agents hunting him. The story is told largely from the points of view of Escobar (Brazilian actor Wagner Moura) and U.S. DEA Agent Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook), on opposite sides of what would become an all-out war.

Many critics of true crime dramas have always complained they are promoting crime and violence by glorification, an unintended consequence of American entertainment industries. These shows can have other interesting consequences. The Foreign Bride industry has seen a huge spike in demand for Colombian women. This can be viewed as positive or negative, depending on social perspective.

Foreign Brides, sometimes referred to as "mail order brides", a term the industry completely rejects, have become a billion dollar a year business. According to industry leaders, Colombia represented only about 3% of the market three years ago. Since the popularity of Narcos, many companies have seen near tenfold increases in men seeking Colombian wives.

A Foreign Affair (AFA), a company that helps men find women through international tours, says tours to Colombia are now selling out. AFA arranges group tours where 10 to 20 men travel together to Medellin, Cartagena or Barranquilla. During the tour, they attend arranged Social events where the men meet hundreds of beautiful Colombian women looking for marriage. Women can also place their profiles on the AFA web site, in the hopes of finding a husband.

Kenneth Agee, the marketing director for AFA says, "Because of the show we are doubling our tours to Medellin for next year. Narcos has brought a lot of attention to the intense beauty of Colombian women. Although the show is often very violent, the women of Colombia come across as very family oriented and loyal. These values seem harder and harder to find in this world. I would have to agree, because of the interest in Narcos, we even added an excursion to where Pablo's self-built prison was located, in the hills overlooking Medellin.

The crowning of 2015 Miss Universe Paulina Vega put Barranquilla, Colombia on the map. Barranquilla now has recognition for being home to some of the most beautiful and talented women in the world. Not only is Miss Universe from here, Grammy Award winning pop singer Shakira, and actress Sofia Vergara also call Barranquilla home. Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett. She's been nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards, 4 Prime time Emmy Awards, and 7 Screen Actors Guild Awards, all stemming from this role. In 2014, she was ranked as the 32nd Most Powerful Woman in the world by Forbes.

David from Mesa AZ says he met more qualified women in one week than he has during the last 10 years. In 2010, Lisa Ling and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) filmed a one hour show on the AFA tour called "Online Brides - Our America with Lisa Ling." Even Lisa Ling was surprised by the beauty and sincerity of the women from Barranquilla.

Janet Davis, head of a women's rights group says "AFA is just taking advantage of women from these third world countries. This is no different than Pablo trafficking in narcotics, but these companies traffic women." Proponents refer to a Report (INTERNATIONAL MATCHMAKING ORGANIZATIONS: A REPORT TO CONGRESS) that these marriages have much lower divorce rates and abuse rates compared to traditional domestic marriages. This data makes international dating similar to a woman in the US joining eHarmony to look for a husband.



23-year-old Viviana, from Cartagena, says "I come to these events because I know the men attending are serious about marriage, they are faithful and are good to family. For Colombian women, it is the most important thing, good husband and good family.

Kenneth says, "It has not been all rosy. Narcos has brought us some problems. In Cartagena, we have several Penthouses we rent out. One was originally owned by "Don Diego" head of the Norte Del Velle Drug Cartel, the other by Pablo's people. Over the past year, the properties have been tracked down by individuals thinking they will find large qualities of cash hidden, thus we sometimes find holes all over the walls after a tenant leaves.

For Narcos fans, those who love the gangster genre, or just those who just like seeing beautiful Latin women, there's good news; Netflix's has confirmed Season 3 and 4.

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Algonquin Assassin

I've been binge watching Screem on Netflix. Now I'm done with it I've moved into this. I heard about it a long time back and thought it sounded interesting because I liked the Pablo Escobar arc in Blow.

 

Just seen the first episode. Can see myself being hooked.:)

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Legomanarthur

I've been binge watching Screem on Netflix. Now I'm done with it I've moved into this. I heard about it a long time back and thought it sounded interesting because I liked the Pablo Escobar arc in Blow.

 

Just seen the first episode. Can see myself being hooked. :)

It's such a great show, I decided to watch it for the first time back in September after watching a video about Alejandro Sosa's real story from Scarface, I was hooked right from the start because it has that "Vice City vibe" throughout the show, and also because the characters are really interesting, especially Pablo since I didn't know anything about him until then. Can't wait for season 3!

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ShadowPerson

I watched the first season and its a good reflect of what was Pablo Escobar without that excessive telenovela (soap opera) element like in other non-Netflix productions. In my opinion, needs more of the "darkest" side of Escobar when gone "rouge" againts the Colombian governemt.

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Mukkus

I was really hooked on this series. I was looking for something to binge on after Breaking Bad, and still haven't found anything else yet as good as Narcos

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EvolvedWalker

Season 3 | September 1, 2017

 

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Jason

Hnggg. Can't wait!

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feckyerlife

meh they should've just stopped it with pablo.

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Jacobmaate

Wait what... another season?

 

The trailer looked fairly decent tbh, but idk, feel like it was so orientated around Escobar, it would sort of ruin it to continue if that makes much sense? I mean lets face it, Narcos was pretty much focused on Escobar more than anything, they may as well have just called it "Escobar". But hey, I won't complain too much, Narcos was really good, and it'd be nice to keep it going for at least a bit longer.

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Legomanarthur

Damn, it's almost been a year already? Can't wait to see this season, it's interesting to see the aftermath of Escobar's downfall with a new successor IMO.

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EvolvedWalker

New trailer :^:

 

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feckyerlife

seems like they are just creating their own bullsh*t story now. Murphy and Pena were out of columbia after escobar went down.

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Jason

Yea, though it definitely looks like they'll be using real life events as an inspiration but it's steering more into a fictional story it would seem. Though to be fair, they left some big things out with Escobar too like his brother and created fake characters like uh, Garillo was it? The commander of the Search Bloc in the first series. Still looks like it'll be a fun watch though, Pedro Pascal has been great in the show.

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Gnocchi Flip Flops

I watched and finished this throughout the summer. It was pretty damn good. Not sure about season 3. Might be worth a watch even though it's basically fiction now.

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BUT THE BENZ

today! I gotta be careful to not binge-watch it!

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Jason

Wrapped up the third season. It's very different from the two before it with Pablo, but I genuinely think it might be the shows best season.

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Legomanarthur

Finished watching season 3 yesterday and I think It was as good as the previous seasons, I did not expect that honestly. I really liked the story of Jorge, things were pretty intense at times. Time to wait another year for the next one.

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Mister Pink

 

I just read this now on Googlenews. That's crazy. Maybe they thought he was a news reporter or police as I think he was taking photos. However, he's a very experienced location scout. This is going to have huge negative effects on the film industry there. Very tragic.

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Jason

I wonder how it'll effect shooting on location for the show, I can't imagine the crew and cast aren't going to be a bit nervous when they're out and about because of that.

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