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Narcos - anyone?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by coffeekid, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Is anyone watching this? If not, and you have Netlfix, I recommend it. The storyline's based on real life events in the early 80s and tells the story of the growth of the cocaine industry, the drug cartels behind it, and how the Drug Enforcement agency dealt with them.
    I wasn't sure about it, but got sucked in. Lots of old news footage, which is fascinating in its own right. I had no idea it was Nancy Reagan who first coined the saying, "Just Say No!"
     
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    On my to watch list... when we finish Chuck.
     
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  3. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    Why do people watch programmes about drug dealing for entertainment? I don't get it.

    Breaking Bad lasted all of 5 minutes for me because the idea that a middle aged chemistry teacher would start making crack was so stupid.
     
  4. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    The Bridge on the other hand.....

    Still don't know who the murderer is.
     
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  5. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Agree. I found the idea of the teacher being involved freaky.
     
  6. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Saga is queen.
     
  7. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    But Saga didn't do it.

    She didn't kill her mother either.
     
  8. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    It's happened several times in real life.

    The real life narco wars in Mexico are much more interesting than any drama. However, I wouldn't recommend you google anything to do with it, such is the associated violence.
     
  9. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    I know. Just saying she rules. Etc

    To ninenotes who is pretending to be obtuse.
     
  10. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Most readers will be doing just that - especially ninenotes. Lol
     
  11. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    There has even been one called Walter White funnily enough... although he wasn't a teacher
     
  12. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    The tv drama more or less covers the violence in a pretty low-key way. Not that there aren't some violent scenes but they're nowhere as bad as they could have been. Game of Thrones is worse. In some ways the drug cartel stuff is secondary to the characters portrayed. I like good characterisation, that's why i'm enjoying it. That, and it has a voice-over. I love a voice-over. :- )
     
  13. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    No more spoilers about The Bridge, please, folks . . .we are going to start watching it tonight and I can't wait.
    Coffeekid - wrt to Narcos we watched quite a bit of it, but I went off it rapidly. I'll PM you the reasons why.
     
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  14. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    I don't get why anybody would want to watch a drama about it instead of a documentary.

    Fargo is very good but it isn't a "true story".

    @kibosh You'll enjoy The Bridge. After 8 episodes there are still any number of people who could be the killer.
     
  15. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    The first Season was excellent. Bron. I think we have one night to watch the first two episodes on catch-up, before they are removed.

    For those that know (from the various tv series threads we have had on here over the years) that they have similar taste to me, then I can thoroughly recommend 'Ray Donovan'.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2249007/?ref_=nv_sr_1
     
  16. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    Surely you mean braw???

    I like it when Saga says that.
     
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  17. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Lead commenter

    We've watched the entire series. Utterly compelling - due, in no small part, to the fact that the events really happened.

    I recommended it to my HT (who first put me onto Breaking Bad) and he is now addicted - pun intended.
     
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  18. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Strange that you should say that. I almost wrote Braw Bron in my previous post and changed my mind. During Season 1 we both started speaking Saga :) braw this and braw that and all in a Scandi accent
     
  19. ninenotes

    ninenotes Senior commenter

    Isn't braw Scottish?

    Some people say they're trying to learn Swedish from it. What kind of Swedish would you learn?

    "Yep, he's dead. Braw."
     
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  20. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Braw might be from Norse originally. The Vikings were over here for a bit.
     
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