Netflix HIGHlights: What to Watch When You've Finished Narcos Season 2

By James O Malley on at

The hotly anticipated Narcos season 2 hits Netflix today, so we'll finally find out if Pablo and the gang destined for a happily ever after ending. But sadly, there's only ten new episodes, so what can you watch when you're all dosed up on season 2 and are hankering after a fix?

Luckily, Netflix has it covered - and features a number of other fascinating tv shows and films that will cast a light on the real Pablo Escobar and the murky business of drugs.

Sins of my Father

In 1993, when he was 16, Escobar's son Juan Pablo fled to Argentina and changed his name to Sebastián Marroquín - and didn't talk to anyone. But finally in 2009 he spoke for the first time about his father to film maker Nicolas Entel.

The film majors on a theme of reconciliation, as the documentary maker introduces Marroquín to the sons of some of Escobar's highest profile victims.

Pablo Escobar, el Patron del Mal

If you like Spanish-language drama about Pablo Escobar, you might also like... Umm, Spanish-language drama about Pablo Escobar. Pablo Escobar, el Patron del Mal is a much longer Columbian TV series telling the same story. It has lower budgets, so is a little less whizz-bang that the Netflix version, but 74 episodes is plenty of time to really get to know the characters.

Los Tiempos de Pablo Escobar

You've watched the show, now separate the fact from the fiction by watching this documentary series. When it was first broadcast in 2012, it revealed never before seen footage of Escobar's escapades - as well as brand new interviews with many of his victims.

Cartel Land

Colombia isn't the only Latin American country with drug cartels causing trouble. Mexico today has many of the same problems - and no better are they highlighted than in Cartel Land. The documentary follows some of the vigilantes who are voluntarily fighting against the 21st century Escobars and contains some utterly gripping footage of the gun battles and confrontations.

Cocaine Cowboys

In the first series of Narcos we saw how the war in Colombia was spilling over into Miami, as Cocaine swept into the city. Cocaine Cowboys is a documentary which picks up the story from the Floridian perspective, and shows how Cocaine first hit the city in the 70s, before Escobar.

Narco Cultura

Another documentary about Mexico and the impact of drugs there. But in amongst the violence there's also... celebrity. The film explores how weirdly drugs trafficking has become a pathway to fame and fortune for some people... with scary results.


And finally, to bring you back to reality in 2005 Channel 4 produced a documentary series simply titled Cocaine, which explored the impact on ordinary people in both Peru and Colombia.