Narcos: Mexico: Season 1 (2018)




Critic Consensus: Dangerous, thrilling, and highly addictive, Narcos: Mexico's first season expertly expands the franchise by exploring new territory in the drug war's grim history and showcasing electric performances from Diego Luna and Micheal Peña.


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Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined. As Kiki garners intelligence on Félix and becomes more entangled in his mission, a tragic chain of events unfold, affecting the drug trade and the war against it for years to come.


Michael Peña
as Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena
Diego Luna
as Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo
Matt Letscher
as James Kuykendall
Jose María Yazpik
as Amado Carrillo Fuentes
Alyssa Diaz
as Mika Camarena
Tenoch Huerta
as Rafael "Rafa" Caro Quintero
Fernanda Urrejola
as Maria Elvira
Teresa Ruiz
as Isabella Bautista
Jackie Earle Haley
as Jim Ferguson
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All Critics (35) | Top Critics (10)

This season... is a wonderful showcase for two talented Latinx actors who've long deserved a high-profile TV project. "Narcos: Mexico" is all that and more, a poignant lesson on the bloody history behind our modern war on drugs.

December 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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Showrunner Eric Newman has gotten very good at dramatizing the ever-expanding saga of the drug war for television, and the result here are 10 tense, detail-oriented episodes that don't lack for action and drama.

November 18, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Despite the shift of location and the absence of the magnificent Wagner Moura - who, as Escobar, elevated series one and two beyond true-crime sensationalism - Narcos is still television's most irresistible guilty pleasure.

November 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This Eric Newman showrun late 1970s set series is a near perfect study in character, criminal and otherwise.

December 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It's fresh and original, not just another gangster show.

December 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Narcos: Mexico is the TV version of a popcorn movie. It's super-violent, full of colourful lowlifes, and tells an edge of your seat story.

December 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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