Neflix’s Narcos is a ten-episode series (popping on 8.28) about the rise, reign and fall of the late Columbian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar. I believe in the series because it’s been directed by HE’s own Jose Padilha (Elite Squad, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within), and because Escobar is played by the charismatic star of the two Elite Squad films, Wagner Moura. And because Miss Bala star Stephanie Sigman has a significant sopporting role. These are my touchstones.