Let’s start off by saying Narcos is absolutely brilliant. If you haven’t watched the first season yet then you’re missing out as Alice wrote in her review a week ago. The Netflix Original series is set in Columbia with a DEA agent travelling their to work in conjunction with local law enforcement to bring down one of the biggest known cartels ran by Pablo Escobar.
It’s based on a true story with some obvious dramatic effect added, but holds up as a solid series with more to come late next year.
So you may be wanting to further your Narcos watching by watching something similar. These titles will hit that same spot.
In many respects Narcos has taken many cues from Sir Walter White and this badass series is the closest you’re going to get to getting the same kind of action as Narcos. In Breaking Bad, Walter White discovers he has terminal cancer and needs to find a way of payments for his treatment. He unites with an ex-student to produce a new kind of meth. Then he grows into the owner of an empire. Action around every corner, this staple in modern television is the best in its class.
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy has the same gang mentality that Narcos exhibits as well as showing of some pretty cruel and horrifying truths to what exists out there. Sons of Anarchy is about a biker gang and how one of its members struggles to balance his personal and professional life around his role in the biker gang. It’s got a solid fanbase and is an excellent watch.
Lilyhammer shares the mixed languages in which the show is recorded in if that’s your kind of thing. Lilyhammer is also about another criminal kingpin and his rising in a small town called Lilyhammer. The show unfortunately got cancelled but never the less provides great entertainment and is only available on Netflix.