Even with a slower pace of storytelling, Narcos: Mexico is still one of my favorite shows with its third installment. Can’t wait for the next project from the team behind the Narcos franchise.
After 3 amazing seasons of Narcos, and two equally riveting seasons of Narcos: Mexico, this third season failed to live up to the brilliance of its predecessors. As much as I am still in love with the story and the art direction, this season was poorly paced and diluted with a subplot that didn’t really do much. Maybe it’s because we got used and loved the previous narrator, maybe it’s something else, something was off this season. Except for some moments early in the season, it mostly fell flat.
Yes, it’s a story about another corruption in mexico, but it really didn’t have much to do with the main plot: A cop trying to solve a murder that had nothing to do with the story arch or main characters.
The third series is set in the 1990s when the drug dealing business was amped up even more. While the second season wrapped with the arrest of Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna), the final season of Narcos: Mexico focuses on the emerging bosses from the cartels who step up in his place.
Bosting an amazing cast (José María Yázpik, Alfonso Dosal, Manuel Masalva, Mayra Hermosillo, Alejandro Edda), we get to see a serialized version of the drug war events in Mexico during the 1990s. This last season clearly sets us up for an understanding of the globalization of the drug war today.
Should you watch it?
While it’s clearly not the best season of the franchise, Narcos: Mexico still manages an engaging season with some of the best looks we’ve ever seen at the Mexican drug cartels and narco wars on any streaming platform.
And in case you’re asking, yes, I binged the whole season in one day.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream all seasons of Narcos: Mexico exclusively on Netflix.