Ezzat Yaseen
For people from Colombia about Pablo Escobar
I have been watching the TV series "Narcos" about Pablo Escobar. I want to know how relevant the events in the show are to reality.
Jun 11, 2020 6:17 PM
Comments · 10
I'm Colombian and I hate that show, this country have more interesting things than just right-wing militia groups or mafia bosses like Pablo Escobar.
June 11, 2020
Hi Ezzat, I am from Medellín, Colombia, actually I haven´t watched the "show" so I dont know how real it is, But I know that Pablo Escobar killed thousand of people in my city, he started a young criminal bands and he is still the hero for them who likes to kill, but a really bad person for the rest of us. We know our past, Medellin was one of the most dangerous city in the world, we lived in fear for a long time. however we have been strong and we have built a great city. We dont like when people from other countries come and use tshirt about Pablo Escobar or ask a lot about it, because we want to close that page, we learned and we want to see further.

June 12, 2020
Hi, Ezzat, I have no idea how well the show depicts Colombia's past; only a Colombian can respond to that, and maybe someone will chime in and give you some insight. However, I do know that Colombia is a beautiful and diverse country, and like every other nation, it has its good, bad, and ugly. That said, I travelled to Colombia a few years ago, and I was only supposed to be there for two weeks, but because I was thoroughly enjoying the country and the people, I extended my stay for several more weeks. From Bogotá, Paipa, and Girardot to Medellín, San Andrés, and Cartagena, not once did I have an issue. In fact, on the coast, I was treated as family, and I will never forget the experience. I shall return to Colombia!

All that to say, even if the series represents a tiny part of Colombia's history, the country has changed for the better, and some Colombians, maybe even rightly so, might not appreciate certain TV shows or questions about said shows.

Good luck with your Spanish!
June 12, 2020
Hi Somila
I agree with you and I think people now recognize the bright side of Colombia despite the show.
June 11, 2020
As close as it gets!! The show is literally about his life I loved that show! Great way to learn Spanish too.
June 11, 2020
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Ezzat Yaseen
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Arabic, English, Spanish
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