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Shows like Narco-Saints: 6 shows about drug cartels

The new Netflix crime drama series Narco-Saints has become widely popular, thanks to its unique setting and engrossing storyline. So for today’s List hai toh hit hai podcast, we take a look at some of the best TV shows featuring drug dealers.

Shows like Narco-Saints: 6 shows about drug cartels

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  • Nikhil Kumar

Last Updated: 12.18 PM, Sep 19, 2022

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The new Netflix crime drama series Narco-Saints has become widely popular, thanks to its unique setting and engrossing storyline. So for today’s List hai toh hit hai podcast, we take a look at some of the best TV shows featuring drug dealers. Let's begin the list.

Narcos (Netflix)

There is no other drug kingpin who has earned more notoriety than the former head of the Medellin cartel, Pablo Escobar. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that the fictionalized biopic about Escobar is one of the most popular TV shows on Netflix. The series ran for three seasons focusing on the rise and fall of the man who raked in millions through the drug trade.

The Wire (Disney+ Hotstar)

Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones set the tone for the rise in popularity of TV shows to a wider demographic over the past decade. These shows have also helped some of the more recent TV shows available on streaming platforms gain more visibility in recent years. But there is one show that does not get the recognition it deserves from global audiences — the HBO Original series The Wire. The early 2000s TV series is one of the most critically acclaimed shows ever created featuring a riveting tale of drug dealers and a law enforcement agency in Baltimore, USA.

El Chapo (Netflix)

The 2017 Netflix series, El Chapo, tells the story of another real-life drug kingpin, El Chapo. Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was the former head of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel of Mexico, and the series captures his rise to power from a low-level drug leader in the Guadalajara Cartel to being the head of Sinaloa Cartel. Guzmán is currently serving life imprisonment in the US after being arrested for the third time in 2016.

Breaking Bad (Netflix)

AMC’s Breaking Bad remains the standard bearer when it comes to TV shows. For several years in the early part of its run, the series had stiff competition in the form of Showtime’s Dexter, but by the time both finales were aired there was only one clear winner, and it was the story about the unassuming chemistry teacher who became a notorious drug leader, Breaking Bad. The series remains the gold standard and its prequel, Better Call Saul, is equally compelling.

Top Boy (Netflix)

The lesser-known British crime drama, Top Boy, initially ran for two seasons on Channel 4 in the UK between 2013 and 2014, before it was canceled . Streaming giant Netflix later revived the series in 2017 with two new seasons with another expected to release on the platform in the not-too-distant future. The story follows two drug dealers Dushane and Sully as they navigate through the dark underbelly of London’s drug trade.

Queen of the South (Netflix)

Based on the Spanish telenovela La Reina del Sur the Netflix original series follows the life of Teresa Mendoza, a woman from a modest background in Sinaloa, Mexico, who becomes a powerful drug dealer in the United States. The series stars Alice Braga in the lead, who is popular for her role in the 2002 crime drama film, City of God, and the 2021 DC film The Suicide Squad.

Well thats the OTTplay List hai toh hit hai for today, until the next episode its your host Nikhil signing out.

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