Disclaimer: This post does not encourage the use of any sort of narcotics or psychedelic substances. It is solely for entertainment purposes. Reader’s discretion is advised.
Narcos, a Netflix’s original, is all about cocaine and its trafficking and production in Columbia during 1970s and 1980s. The Series revolves around the Medellin Cartel with Pablo Escobar and José Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha along with Ochoa Vázquez and others operating and looking over the functions of the cartel. Just to give you a vague idea of its operation, here are some figures:
At the height of their operations, Medellin Cartel was generating revenues of more than $420 million per week and had control over 84-90% cocaine supply to the US and 80% of the global cocain market.
Well, the series is not about how big the operations were. It is more about how one man got the power and resources to dominate an entire nation. How one person can manipulate the state and wage a war against the state for his safety. How one rejection can make you do things that you never imagined.
Here are some amazing quotes from the series that are going to hit you hard:
1. ‘Plata O Plomo.’
Spanish for ‘Silver or Lead’ is the term which has been used several times in the series. When the stakes are high there are only two options for you and the person becoming an impediment in your success. Either he’ll get silver, or you’ll have to give him lead.
2. ‘ You shouldn’t make a threat you yourself can’t follow through.
3. ‘Just like that, an honest man blinked.’
Just an example of how amazing the narration of Narcos is. The world revolves around money and that becomes evident when you garnish it with ‘necessity’. Someone offering money/resources just when it is needed. An honest man is no more an honest man.
4. ‘When you get too close to the sun, Your dreams may melt away.’
5. ‘Despite his threats, many brave men defied him. And, true to form, when the pen failed … Pablo was always ready with the sword.’
When you are being the nice guy and trying to convince people to be on your side, someone will be there who’ll not look at the things from your perspective. When you have to get the work done, you have to get it ‘anyhow’.
6.You’re either a sheep or a wolf.
7. ‘Las mentiras son necesarias cuando la verdad es muy difícil de creer.’
“Lies are necessary when the truth is very hard to believe.” Think about it.
8. ‘There is a time to fight and there is a time to be clever.’
If you haven’t had a bite of this intoxicating and addictive series yet, watch it ASAP! Season 2 will come up in Sept 2016.