Netflix TV Review of Seasons 2 and 3: Narcos: Mexico (2020-2021)

I guess that’s life, right? Sooner or later, everything turns to shit no matter how hard we try.

-walt Breslin-

When season one ended in Narcos: Mexico, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (played by Diego Luna) had turned from police officer to getting the plazas to work together. The Guadalajara cartel seeks revenge on Kiki Camarena and Operation Leyenda comes to a close with the discovery of his body. Season two begins with Gallardo finding few friends and many enemies. Yhe Tijuana cartel under the Arellano Félix family, Sinaloa Cartel under El Chapo, Azul, and Palma, and Juárez Cartel under Amado and Rafael Aguilar Guajardo all battle for domination of the illegal drug trade. Season two ends with an exchange between Gallardo and Breslin which lends to the stronger season when compared to season three. Where season two dealt with the cat and mouse chase of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (played by Diego Luna) by Walt Breslin (played by Scoot McNairy), season three dealt with the rise of the Sinoloa cartel especially El Chapo’s increasing power plays, the danger of writing accurate and truthful news stories in the free press, and the rampant corruption and deaths that occur unnoticed by many such as femicide. While the last season had commentary on the different issues occurring in Mexico beyond the illegal drug trade, it seemed there might have been too many tentacles. There were more moving parts and because of this it was more unfocused in its message. Besides the drug trade having many lethal consequences besides overdosing, by the last episode Walt Breslin is in the same spot he was at the beginning of season two. The last season does a little better showing the effects of being a DEA agent on personal relationships and that nobody escapes without some kind of consequence.

I rate Narcos: Mexico Season 2 FOUR FINGERS and SEASON 3 THREE FINGERS

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