‘Narcos’ season 3 review: Slow build up leads to addictive binge!
Netflix is streaming the third season of its one of the most popular original series Narcos on Friday. Let’s take a look at how it unfolds.
Season three of Narcos picks up after the death of Pablo Escobar, brilliantly played by Wagner Moura in first two seasons of the show. It focuses on the works of Cali cartel. We saw the Cali cartel make its space in the narcotics markets under the nose of Escobar in season two.
The new season begins with the Gentleman of Cali, the title these kingpins prefer, negotiating a deal with the Colombian government to get out of drug business with measly penalties and later make the family completely legitimate. The cartel and their associates have six months before surrendering to mint as much they can. Sounds like a run-of-the-mill corporate structure, doesn’t it? Cali cartel runs the business the same way.
Four partners of the cartel Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela (Damian Alcazar), Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela (Francisco Denis), Pacho Herrera (Alberto Ammann), and Chepe Santacruz Londono (Pepe Rapazote) run the business like a well-oiled conglomerate. If Escobar was about populism and playing the Robin Hood, Cali cartel is about being elegant, preferring to …read more