Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal
There’s no business like blow business. The USA in the 1980s is regarded as the decade of excess, not least for the masses of cocaine that caressed nostrils.
That particular phenomenon was basically due to one enterprising fellow, Colombian drug entrepreneur Pablo Escobar (portrayed with admiral restraint by Wagner Moura). This 10-episode first season of Narcos blends crime-thriller with biography to deliver a fascinating view of the rise of cocaine demand in the States, as seen through the eyes of a fictional DEA agent, Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook). While Narcos can be uncomfortably funny, it contains an air of documentary, making it an educational, exciting and often unnerving rush. Available as a limited edition with over 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes features, exclusive to JB Hi-Fi.