“Narcos: Mexico” wants you to think that it’s a whole new show. The newest season of the Netflix
drama did go to the trouble of enlisting a new cast, relocating to a different area of the world, and promising first-time viewers that it’s not necessary to have seen the previous seasons. It’s even listed separately from “Narcos” on the Netflix site, with the new episodes listed as “Season 1.”
However, it is still the same series in every respect that matters, which makes it an easy recommend for previous fans. Showrunner Eric Newman
has gotten very good at dramatizing the ever-expanding saga of the drug war for television, and the result here are 10 tense, detail-oriented episodes that don’t lack for action and drama.
While the scope might seem large, “Mexico” manages an admirable level of focus, as the show boils down largely to two men in the