Why was Narcos such a big hit?

Narcos, one of the biggest Netflix Originals across the globe, became a huge success when it was released back in 2015. Although some people found the show extremely disturbing, many agree that it was (and very much still is) one of the cinematic masterpieces.

In its first two seasons, which have been the most successful, Narcos revolves around the life and investigation of Columbian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar. The web series, during the course of the show, captured a lot of details on smuggling, drug dealing and drug manufacturing. It was a crime-based, violent show. And this sort of rawness with which Columbia and life in that country were portrayed seemed to work with the audience.

Besides, the music, direction and performances of the characters, along with the precision with which the series was written, were of extremely high level and quality.

Narcos was undoubtedly a supremely big hit. But I'll leave it up to you to decide whether the hype was worth it, for its time.