What’s trending now; Day one of my Television/ book challenge
The world of Narcos
I adventured into this series because the subject matter of the show covers a real problem that the United States had during the 1970’s and 19’80’s which were times when I was not born. Narcos is a show that deserves some high credit for the way it is filmed, and the story that it is telling. The Netflix original utilizes real film footage from back when Pablo Escobar was starting his descent into being a wanted man. We can tell that some of the footage is real because it not only sounds a little muffled compared to the show, but the film has that old quality from our television sets back in the day. I am a huge fan of a show taking its time to try to remain true to the story, but deviate in ways that make the story more intense for the viewer..
I feel that this show is a true piece of art as it covers the story of cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar and the two DEA agents Steven Murphy, and Javier Pena who tracked the bastard down. I found that the show made me appreciate their form of art telling compared to how most historical shows work. It’s a crime show but it tells us a bit about a history that some of us missed out on. I think some people may even find that the show has a quality of nostalgia for them. If you have not seen it yet the show has just come out with a second season. So, much binge right here.
Anyways, The story of Narcos would not have appealed to me at first because I would've slid it as one of those historical shows that lacks the tension which was found in our history. I was surprised when I watched the first episode to become glued to the series like I was tied down to a chair with my eyes pinned open wide. There are some phenomenal quotes in the first season that will make you laugh, cry, and think about life in ways that we have not yet done. I like that the show covers the Medellin Cartel which caused so much pain for the south, and traveled up north.
"In the United States, the Mafia makes witnesses disappear so they can't testify in court. In Colombia, Pablo Escobar made the whole court disappear."— Steve Murphy.
It’s odd that this statement is very true. The mafia was huge on making witnesses disappear but Pablo went a step further to get rid of evidence within an entire court which could have him on death row for life in the United States. He managed to destroy the court.
"Just like that, an honest man blinked.” — Steve Murphy
I repeat that this show has such an amazing form of narration. If you are a writer this show will make you appreciate the stroke of genius in this writing for a show that covers such a real topic. I found the language flow made the show feel like a normal show we would watch the hefty weight of what it trying to say makes it a gripping tale.
"As the twig is bent, so grows the tree."— Pacho Herrera
I found this an interesting quote considering it explains that once something starts, it won’t stop. This statement is true about life as well. Once a twig - a part of our life breaks, we still continue to move forward unless what is broken is too far gone it can’t grow.
Anyways, this is one of those shows that you must see if you are a writer who appreciates flawless narration.
On my book challenge side, I have yet to finish the book. Thus, I will be letting that slide till I complete the first novel on my list. I will be busy watching Narcos season two as well.
Things to look forward to this week; A new post for beyond this place- chapter one, an exotic love post, on writing, a few trending posts, and a new poetry challenge post, along with a few works of writing. I will be keeping myself busy as I continue to try to find a full time weekday job while holding my weekend job at the same time. I will keep you posted on that as well. Thank you. If you have any comments, concerns, or thoughts please let me know.