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Narcos: Mexico Finale Recap: Burning Out

Here we are at the end of Narcos: Mexico. It’s been a strangely uneven season (it looks like I will have to eat my hat), and more than anything else, “Leyenda” makes it clear that the show left a lot of cards on the table. There are s...

Narcos: Mexico Recap: Camarena’s Web

Every single episode of Narcos: Mexico has involved one or more instances of bureaucratic stonewalling (that have only gotten more frustrating as the season has progressed), and “881 Lope de Vega” cashes in pretty much every single on...

Narcos: Mexico Recap: Burn, Baby, Burn

The big question at the center of Narcos: Mexico has been just when and how Kiki and Gallardo’s paths will cross, and in “Just Say No,” the other shoe has finally dropped. It’s a big deal — and there’s a lot of action leading up to it...

Narcos: Mexico Recap: The Narco-Saint

If “Jefe de los Jefes” had solely been about Don Neto, I would have given it five stars. But it’s not, and so I won’t.It’s not that this is an inherently bad episode — it’s strangely reminiscent of Mad Men in the way some scenes play ...

Narcos: Mexico Recap: Everything’s Coming Up Gallardo

Any time Jackie Earle Haley shows up in anything, you know things are about to get good. (We’re locked in here with him! Happily!) As Jim Ferguson, he’s Kiki’s latest shoulder to lean on, and fortunately, it looks like he’s as raring ...

Narcos: Mexico Recap: Pablo

A little ways into this episode, the voiceover rattles off a parable about a group of blind men and an elephant. The point is that the bigger picture is what’s important — if you only have a piece of the pie, your idea of what’s going...

Narcos: Mexico Recap: This Town Ain’t Big Enough

Remember what I said last episode about eating my hat if Narcos: Mexico’s narrative thread started to grow slack? Well, I feel like I have to tear off and consume a bit of the brim after this episode.There are a lot of things to like ...

Narcos: Mexico Recap: Climbing the Ladder

New Narcos, new narcos! Goodbye Pedro Pascal, goodbye Boyd Holbrook; hello Michael Peña, hello Diego Luna! Though Narcos: Mexico is technically a sister show to Narcos rather than its fourth season, it shares enough of the same...

New in Streaming: What to Watch This Week

If Steven Spielberg and Hergé being huge fans of each others’ work wasn’t enough to convince you that Spielberg directing a Tintin movie would be a perfect marriage of material and cinematic style, just peep The Adventures of T...