Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Round Two: Narcos: Mexico

Narcos: Mexico: Season 1, Episode 2 “The Plaza System” (B+)

I’m happy to see that we’re back to the same educational narration that helped to frame the first three seasons of the show that led to this one, and it’s just as effective here as it was there. I thought that the voice of the narrator sounded a lot like Steve Murphy, but it turns out that it’s Scoot McNairy, who I remember from his supporting role in “Frank.” We’re seeing a large on the characters played by the two biggest names here, and they’re both turning out to be quite intriguing. As expected, Kiki wasn’t prepared to wait to see how things work in this part of the world, determined to make a bust right away even if it was an unadvisable move that backfired completely. I neglected to note the presence of Matt Letscher, who played Eobard Thawne on “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” as Jaime, the far more reserved DEA agent who didn’t seem at all in a rush to get things accomplished. After the geologist’s directions turned out to be less than perfect, Miguel worked very quickly and efficiently to put together his plaza consortium. Of course it would be something like pride that could tank the entire thing and make all the parties walk away, but, as we’re seeing more and more, it’s actually law enforcement that runs the show in Mexico, leading to a power play putting Miguel’s plan back in action with him much closer to the top than he thought he would be.

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