If you're a fan of period dramas (think Mad Men) that are binge-watch-worthy I have one you need to check out: Narcos. It's set in the late '70's and details the life and (many) deaths surrounding Columbian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
Narcos was shot on location in Columbia and meticulously styled right down to the disco-era platform shoes and Member's Only jackets.
But, enough about my wardrobe.
This is about drugs, sex, money and power.
Season 1 tells Escobar's story from his humble beginning as a punk purveyor of pilfered electronics, to his ascension of the cocaine distribution throne. It's powerful stuff, told from the prospective of the DEA agent who's hot on his trail.
It's a complex - but never boring - story that chronicles an oligarchy from another world. Often violent (sometimes it's avert-your-eyes brutal) the 10 episode series focuses on Escobar's interactions with Columbian politics, police, DEA agents and other cocaine cartel members.
If you're a fan of Goodfella's and the Godfather films, this South American Soprano's has your name on it.
All 10 episodes of Season 1 are streaming on Netflix now. Netflix hasn't released a start date for Season 2 yet, but word on the street (I know a guy who knows a guy) has it debuting sometime in August. But, you didn't hear that from me.