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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Narcos'

Updated February 13, 2020 495 votes 147 voters 5.6k views5 items

This list features the best seasons of Narcos, including its continuation and spin-off, Narcos: Mexico. Fans may debate which season of Narcos is the best, especially as the perspective shifts to a new country, but each installment of the crime drama series features memorable episodes. The early Narcos seasons focus on Escobar's rise to power in Colombia and later seasons focus on DEA investigations into the illegal drug trade in Mexico. Set in the 1970s and '80s, the Narcos shows have been nominated for Golden Globe, Emmy Awards, and even the Critics' Choice Television Awards.

This list of Narcos seasons has been voted on by fans from all over the world, helping to decide once and for all which collection of Narcos episodes starring Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, and Pedro Pascal are the best. Season One introduced viewers to Pablo Escobar and his cartel in while later seasons found law enforcement facing new threats in a new country, with Michael Peña and Diego Luna as DEA agent and leader of the Guadalajara Cartel locked in conflict in the episodes of Narcos: Mexico.

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    Narcos - Season 1

    The first season of Narcos premiered on August 28, 2015, and contains 10 episodes. This season focuses on Pablo Escobar’s rise as a cocaine king pin.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Descenso," "There Will Be a Future" and "Despegue."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Cockroach and Escobar go into business together.
    • The government makes a tragic error.
    • Escobar finds himself in a vulnerable position.
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    Narcos - Season 2

    The second season of Narcos premiered on September 2, 2016, and contains 10 episodes. This season finds Escobar working to regain control of his drug empire.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Free at Last," "Exit El Patrón" and "Al Fin Cayó!"

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Judy seeks revenge.
    • Gilberto's daughter has an explosive wedding.
    • Escobar gets shot.
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    Narcos - Season 3

    The third season of Narcos premiered on September 1, 2017, and contains 10 episodes. This season follows the DEA as it searches for Cali Cartel leaders.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "The Kingpin Strategy," "Best Laid Plans" and "Going Back to Cali."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela makes a supervising announcement.
    • Miguel gets arrested.
    • The drug trade finds a new home.
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    Narcos: Mexico - Season 2

    The second season of Narcos: Mexico premiered on February 13, 2020, and contains 10 episodes. This season follows the aftermath of Félix Gallardo's choices from the previous season as he tries to grow and steady his empire.

    This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Se Cayó El Sistema," "The Big Dig," and "AFO."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Zuno testifies in front of a grand jury.
    • Félix celebrates his 40th birthday.
    • The Sinaloa and Tijuana rivalry intensifies.
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