Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal (2012)

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Biography, Crime, Drama


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The exploits of the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar.


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24 January 2016 | Watcher120
9
| Excellent with just minor flaws
This is a superb accounting of the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar Gaviria, probably the most lethal criminal ever to live. The acting, especially by Parra, but also by those around him, is excellent. The pacing is very deliberate and you have to be patient as this is a very detailed exposition on Escobar and his times. Well worth the time and effort.

My gripes are several, though minor: the program could have used a bigger budget, and paid a little more attention to historical accuracy when it came to weapons, helicopters, and the money used (the dollar bills, for example, are of an issue that was not around in the 1980's and 90's). I speak fluent Spanish so the sub-titles did not bother me, but they were often wildly inaccurate. The depiction of the Americans is a bit ham-handed, and does not accurately reflect the tremendous assistance that the DEA and the CIA gave Colombia's anti-drug forces. There, of course, was no Dept. of Homeland Security back then, yet the US Embassy seems to be run by that Department.

My biggest gripe was that the producers changed the names of well-known figures. I guess this was so that certain scenes could be fictionalized, but I don't know.

All in all, a great show.

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Release Date:

28 May 2012

Language

Spanish


Country of Origin

Colombia

Filming Locations

Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

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