Netflix show review: Narcos Season 3

New action packed season released


Kyle Gehman

Narcos Season 3 is a ten episode long season with each episode at about 50 minutes. It follows the story line of the Cali Cartel.

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

There’s only one show that follows the violent, unchained, and explicit lives of international cartel leaders; that show is Narcos. The popular Netflix original show released its’ newest season last Friday, (date). The ten-episode season keeps the original elements from the first two series that saw the show burst into the limelight. Narcos Season 3 gets a rating of 5 out of 5.

After the, *Season one and two spoiler alert*, death of Medellin Cartel leader Pablo Escobar the show had to move on to something else. What they produced for season three was a similar story line. They follow DEA Agent Peña during his hunt to bring down the emerging Cali cartel. The show does a great job of keeping with the same type of plot that first made it popular, while also adding new elements, characters and situations. So, as much as it’s similar to the first seasons, season three will keep previous Narcos viewers glued to the TV. For people who have not seen the previous two seasons, no worries, season three doesn’t require previous knowledge for you to understand the plot, although some of the characters from previous seasons stay the same.

One of the things that stands out about the show is the amazing cinematography. From beautiful aerial shots to the scenery of the towns of Colombia, it is very pleasing to the viewer to experience . Since the base of the plot is built on real events, they also give a lot of real footage from the time of the events, which is very interesting to see. However, the biggest selling point is how stimulating the show is to watch. Every episode has watchers on the edge of their seat rooting for different characters or covering their eyes cringing at some of the violence. The plot develops quickly and is action packed so it is difficult to not click to keep watching the next episode.

The show however, is only for mature audiences due to the graphicness of the violence, language and nudity. Despite this, season three of Narcos did not fall short of expectations and even surpassed them and that’s why this season gets a 5 out of 5.