Narcos tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It centers around the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and Steve Murphy (Holbrook), a DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture him and ultimately kill him. Written by
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was previously tapped to portray Hermilda Escobar, Pablo's mother, in four episodes - including the pilot. She was later replaced by Paulina García
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A sex scene set in the mid- to late-'80s shows the woman putting on a thong after having sex. Thongs weren't readily sold for another decade. Also, a scene showing the Port of Miami shows mountains in the background, and Miami is so flat, there aren't even hills there! Also, one would think that in a series about Colombia, the name of Colombia's most famous writer, Garcia Marquez, would be pronounced correctly, but the character Steve Murphy mistakenly says "Mar QUEZ" instead of "MAR quez," and mispronounces "Cartajena" with an "enyay" instead of an "en." There are also tons of license taken with characters (Javier Pena is a nerd and not a suave, lady's man in real life; "Jhon" represents Escobar's sicario Popeye who in reality is a ruthless psychopath; etc.) The biggest out-of-sequence flaw is that Murphy and Pena weren't assigned to Colombia until 1988, yet the series has them there at the beginning when Escobar began in the early 1980's. And Justice Minister Lara Bonilla is a true hero of the Escobar tragedy, giving his life in order to expose Escobar's criminal record, and it's a crime that this series tries to claim that the DEA used him to accomplish their mission, when the DEA wasn't even active on the Escobar radar until years later. See more