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Old 5 September 2015, 10:50
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Saw the first two episodes last night. Well done. Dovetails nicely with Bowden's book. I'm in for the rest.
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Old 5 September 2015, 11:38
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Not to mention the ACOG scopes and Picatinny Rail systems on some of those weapons the Colombians were carrying in the mid 80's
As you can see in the screen capture below, they were more highspeed than we thought
The Colombians have always been more high speed than we thought -- don't believe me? Just ask a Colombian....
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Old 5 September 2015, 11:49
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The Colombians have always been more high speed than we thought -- don't believe me? Just ask a Colombian....
LOL......try being married to one for 17 years.
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Old 5 September 2015, 18:52
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Great show, I ended up watching it all in 1 day, the dude from Elite Squad is awesome.....I kinda think the guy playing the white DEA agent isn't a very good actor, and I almost think it would be a better show with out his whole storyline. But even with that said, it's ine of the better shows I've watched in a while.
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Old 6 September 2015, 03:02
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LOL......try being married to one for 17 years.
Going on 8.
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Old 6 September 2015, 10:28
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Elite Squad is one of my fav's....now I will start to watch Narcos.Thanks for the tip.

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Old 6 September 2015, 18:55
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So far pretty cool show....
Columbia was a cool place to visit.....

I have three soldiers who work in the program I manage from there. One is old enough to remember the death and destruction.
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Old 6 September 2015, 19:41
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So far pretty cool show....
Columbia was a cool place to visit.....

I have three soldiers who work in the program I manage from there. One is old enough to remember the death and destruction.
Sorry brada, but I have to do it.

ColOmbia... not Columbia

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Old 6 September 2015, 21:36
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The wife and I watched the first 4 episodes last night. She normally avoids movies or shows about narcos since she lived through some intense times but I convinced her to watch it. She actually enjoyed it except she was constantly irritated with Escobar's accent, not Colombian. I must give props since they clearly filmed many of the scenes in Colombia. I recognized many of the locations. The opening scene depicts an overflight of La Candelaria and then up the Septima. The scene where Escobar and his buddy are pulled over on the bridge with the tvs, looks like the bridge leading into Sante Fe de Antioquia. Also the scene in Medellin where they were waiting for the hooker, appeared to be filmed in that little colonial village on the hill in the middle of the city, forgot the name.
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Old 7 September 2015, 00:25
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The wife and I watched the first 4 episodes last night. She normally avoids movies or shows about narcos since she lived through some intense times but I convinced her to watch it. She actually enjoyed it except she was constantly irritated with Escobar's accent, not Colombian. I must give props since they clearly filmed many of the scenes in Colombia. I recognized many of the locations. The opening scene depicts an overflight of La Candelaria and then up the Septima. The scene where Escobar and his buddy are pulled over on the bridge with the tvs, looks like the bridge leading into Sante Fe de Antioquia. Also the scene in Medellin where they were waiting for the hooker, appeared to be filmed in that little colonial village on the hill in the middle of the city, forgot the name.
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Old 7 September 2015, 09:10
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Yes, thanks! Again last night the wife and I watched 3 more episodes, up to where Escobar turns himself in. This series IMO is incredible. Besides filming in Colombia, it has a very even tempered script as the perspective is not slanted towards gringos. Frankly, I've never seen such excellent writing in a film production on Colombia. If you have any questions regarding the complexities and contradictions, this show may answer them and more. The gringos aren't the heroes and not all Colombians are narcos. This series dramatically shows the real issues and the amount of suffering and sacrifice that Colombia has endured. IMO I'm glad this is a series and not a film since they would never had been able to convey this in a 2 hour film. Additionally, the authenticity is unique, to include: the physical mannerisms of Escobar, filmed on-site locations, and the use of Colombian slang. Also, I believe the producers and script writers had significant cooperation from the Colombian government because not only were the scenes filmed on official government locations like military and government buildings, but the internal Colombian political dialogue between senior officials was simply amazing for its truth and subtleties! This is a 5 star production! Thanks Match for recommending this show as I probably would have blown this off as some stereotypical gringo show and refused to even watch it. Look out, Tom Cruise was in Medellin recently, photographed with the Medellin mayor and is looking to make a film there...can't wait for that one. Also rumor is Stallone and Schwarzenegger are going to Colombia to scout out some locations for the Expendables.
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Old 7 September 2015, 09:52
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Pretty good.
I am surprised by the quality of netflix produced shows. They seem to do a better job than other studios who have been established for much longer.
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Old 7 September 2015, 13:05
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Love the show.

Side note, every time Gacha is on screen, I can't help but think
of The Greatest Game Ever Known To Man
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Old 7 September 2015, 18:33
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Just got back home.

First thing I started watching on Netflix is Narcos.

Dude from those BOPE movies is a great choice as Escobar.

Has a really gritty/genuine look and feel about it.

One of the best and most seemingly realistic shows I've ever watched.

I'm trying to stretch it out and savour it, rather than binge watching since what's in the queue behind it will probably suck in comparison.
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Old 7 September 2015, 19:15
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Love the show.

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Luis Guzman. I love how he can believably play a psycho like Gacha, or Vanessa Hudgens' goofy dad in Journey2: Mysterious Island. The guy is a seriously underrated actor.
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Old 8 September 2015, 06:57
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I have been watching this as well since hearing about it here and elsewhere. My only real complaint was them giving them weapons and accessories that weren't even in that time frame (like the M4 carbines).
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Old 8 September 2015, 07:01
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I have been watching this as well since hearing about it here and elsewhere. My only real complaint was them giving them weapons and accessories that weren't even in that time frame (like the M4 carbines).
The copier in this picture looks just like the one in my office. Lol.
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Old 8 September 2015, 07:05
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Someone else mentioned that earlier I think. Me not being any kind of office equipment expert cannot comment.

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Old 8 September 2015, 09:14
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I have been watching this as well since hearing about it here and elsewhere. My only real complaint was them giving them weapons and accessories that weren't even in that time frame (like the M4 carbines).
Yeah, that bugged me too, but it's just something you need to overlook for the rest of the show.

I just finished the first season, can't wait for the next season. Every episode is as good as the last one.
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Old 8 September 2015, 10:24
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We are about six or 7 in. Great show.
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