Sample Research Paper on Connecting through investigation of Narcos Television showcased in Netflix

Netflix's adoption of emerging subgenre entitle narco drama, facilitated the disclosure of
Television series Narcos. Narcos premiered on August 28, 2015, produced and created by Carlos
Bernard, Chris Brancato, and Doug Miro. The unrivaled and appealing sentiments about the
show are the mainstreaming of lives of drug lords and active engagement in the Columbian
Society. Notably, Narcos Television showcased in Netflix, depicts a significant number of
professions in relation to fight against drug trafficking. The director Jose Padilla portrays the
fight against drug trafficking through the creation of the Drug Enforcement Agency, which
fosters the pursuit of the drug lord, Pablo Escobar. The Television portrays the police system
incompetent, manipulative, and corrupted acting in fear of the Cartels. Narcos paints
incompetence in the police systems through bias and marginalized service delivery. Because of
incompetence in the Police systems, the president fostered the appointment of DEA Stephen
Murphy. The television picture Stephen Murphy in his active role in fighting drug trafficking and
the slave trade.
The show gives the viewer’s room to comprehend on detailing of the show such as,
acting, casting, costuming, settings, scenarios just to mention a few. Notably, this detailing
fosters the viewer’s understanding through each aspect of the visuals of media, which enhances
viewers' attention through social experience. Through casting in Narcos, visuals of the media
assisted the directing team to the conveyance of ideas and information through casting in the

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form of character displayed in every episode. As a result, this helped in fostering the viewer's
visual communication through fear enacted by Pablo Escobar to his enemies. Cano urged that,
“in an attempt to better understand the relationship between the audience and media, academics
have identified theories that explore the possible effects media can have on the audience. Uses
and gratifications look at why audience members consume certain forms media” (7).
Particularly, in the television show, Pablo Escobar marked his territory in drug trafficking
by drawing of his portraits to enact fear and despair to his enemies and law enforcement.
Arguably, this helps the viewers to feel the creation of frightening episodes throughout the
settings and the costuming of the show. Visual of the media experience through the props and
customs used of the 1980s gives the viewer a nostalgic feeling fostering room for comprehending
on the visuals of the media of the show.
. The visual media in Narcos illustrates the relatable depth by enhancing perspectives of
culture. The director adopts tactics that foster thematic and flow of the plotline, which helped in
mainstreaming the setting to a period piece of the 1980s. In this connection, the director uses
societal relevant cultures through props and lingo, which are universal in the recent generations.
Example of these cultures includes cocaine culture, moral ambiguity, and extreme wealth. As a
result, these culture aids the viewers to clarify and understand information about drug trafficking
through their own interpretation by different scenarios in the show. Specifically, through the
script, the director created an eye-catching change of episodes and soundtracks for each scene
transition. The director fostered groundbreaking experience on social media by engaging viewers
all around the world. Viewers through rational thinking could explain their social experience
about their characters in the series, enabling emotions at each sequence of the Narcos episodes.

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Narcos though the setting, costuming, props and the constant use of Spanish language in every
scene gives visual of media of the series fostered.
Narcos Television show helps to enhance viewers' attention through social experience in
the conveyance of ideas and information through cast in the forms displayed in every episode. As
a result, this helps in fostering the viewer's visual communication through fear enacted by Pablo
Escobar. Particularly, in the television show, Pablo Escobar marked his territory in drug
trafficking through drawing of his portraits to enact fear and despair to his enemies and law
enforcement. Pablo Escobar's social injustice acts to his enemies and good deeds to his entourage
make the viewer experience mixed feelings.
Escobar created illusion power by establishing the 'Hacienda Napoles' that fostered the
liquidation monetary returns from the drug trafficking business. Consequently, this embellished
the laxity, corruption, and incompetence in law enforcement as a profession in enacting their
policies in the fight against drug trafficking. Arguably, the local enforce unit such as police
officers, pretended to be oblivious on Pablo Escobar drug sites and transportation networks
because they were his partners. Narcos illustrates laxity in police systems and Government
stakeholders as a profession, through authorizing drug lords to build their own luxury prisons,
with guards under his payroll. On the same aspect of influence, DEA agent Steve Murphy
adhered to his work ethics and professionalism, through enacting strict rules and policies in
investigating Escobar's channels of drug smuggling. Arguably, this gives the viewer’s
enhancement of representation of the police department throughout each episode of the series.
The shows depict Pablo Escobar as a human being prone to mistakes when risking his life to
save his family. This helps to give viewers a thrill and suspense respectively.

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Major loss in the show depicts major events that happened in Colombia in the 1980s, due
to incompetence in the judicial system in distorting transparency and just among the Magistrates,
to criminalize Pablo Escobar. Narcos assesses and analyses the roles of Magistrates and local
police officers in fighting drug trafficking and mainstreaming their professionalism. The judicial
system in Columbia was incompetent in serving justice to Pablo Escobar; as a result, Pablo
Escobar manipulated every Magistrate in the judicial system to enable the rise of his dynasty.
The local police officers failed in service delivery to the local individuals by failing to safeguard
the Colombian Palace of justice. As a result, this led to the destruction of criminal records and
massive killings of Supreme Court justice by Pablo Escobar.
Notably, the show helps to portray injustices by Pablo Escobar concerning broken
families, assassinations, women discrimination, social injustices, and incompetence in the
judicial system. Local police officers and the judicial system acted on fear of Pablo Escobar that
made them make irrational decisions in service delivery. Notably, this enabled Pablo Escobar to
form a larger base in Mexico, Colombia, and the United States.
DEA Stephen Murphy portrays his just acts in investigating means and methods of
apprehending Pablo Escobar. As a result, this helps the viewers to have a good judgment display
about other police departments in the show. Morton urged, “Reflecting on this contemporary
upsurge of violence, both quantitatively and qualitatively in its macabre level, could lead to the
conclusion that Mexico is hurtling towards ‘failed state’ status” (1632). Arguably, As a result,
this helps in the decrease of cases of marginalization and prejudice among a certain community
or race. At the end of the season, DEA agents Stephen Murphy and Pena apprehend Pablo
Escobar. This act portrayed competence in the police systems integrating their policies with the
local police to apprehend Pablo Escobar, bringing him to justice.

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Finally, local police officers and the judicial system acted on fear of Pablo Escobar that
made them make irrational decisions in service delivery. Notably, this enabled Pablo Escobar to
form a larger base in Mexico, Colombia, and the United States. DEA Stephen Murphy portrays
his just acts in investigating means and methods of apprehending Pablo Escobar. As a result, this
helps the viewers to have a good judgment display about other police departments in the show.

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Works Cited

. Cano, Maria Alejandra, (7). "The War on Drugs: An Audience Study of the Netflix Original
Series Narcos." (2015).
“Narcos | Official Trailer 2 [HD] | Netflix” Youtube by Netflix, 18 August 2015,

Morton, Adam David. "The War on Drugs in Mexico: a failed state?." Third World
Quarterly 33.9 (2012): 1631-1645.

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