"Every season of Narcos, Netflix’s drama about cartels, has been horrifying to some degree," says Kayla Cobb. "Though a lot of narrative liberties are taken in this series, most of the shocking betrayals, warped escape plans, and graphic deaths are based on real life events. But for the past three seasons, the brutality of cartel violence has largely existed in the abstract, never seriously harming our heroes. The first season of Narcos: Mexico changes that in the most sickening way, pulling the series’ underlying’ brutality into sharp focus and making it the most difficult to watch installment of Narcos to date."
TOPICS: Narcos, Netflix, Diego Luna, Michael Peña