For many years, the world of Colombian drug lords, especially the notorious kingpin Pablo Escobar, has been dangerously fascinating and little known about. Thanks to this intriguing and successful series (with three seasons of 10 episodes each), you get a chance to take a peek into how he’s managed to become one of the wealthiest people on the planet, as well as to find out the truth behind Colombian drug cartels and the production and distribution of cocaine.
How can the “Narcos” series prove helpful from the language point of view? It has dialogues both in English and Colombian Spanish, which is an excellent chance to test your listening comprehension skills and pick up some local idioms and slang. If you are a lower-level student, use the Spanish captions and feel free to pause and rewind as often as you need.
- a gripping and fast-moving storyline
- amazing cast
- episodes last under one hour each - good length for one sitting
- lots of violence and swearing - not suitable for younger viewers