Fun fact about your boy, Torres: I really don't watch all that much TV.
When your job is to literally consume as much sports as humanly possible, forgive me when my day is over, I don't then want to plop down on the couch and watch "House Hunters: Madagascar" with the lady at the end of the night.
Hate to say it, but it's the truth.
But there are a few shows that have captured my short attention span in recent years, and one of them is the Narcos series on Netflix. Legit love everything about it. All three seasons in Colombia, documenting the rise of the Medellin and Cali cartels and the last two in Mexico.
Crap, I even had Stephen Murphy and Javier Pena on the Aaron Torres Podcast one time (you can listen below if you please).
So why do I bring it up: Well, it's that after almost two years since the last season (dammit, Covid!) we got the trailer for "Narcos Mexico" Season 3 today, and let's just say, I'm uncomfortably excited.
To quote my man Jon Rothstein: Here. We. Go.
Can't lie, if that doesn't get you a little tingly below the belt, I really don't know what to tell you.
Looking back, I'll admit that ultimately in the pantheon of great seasons, I would say that last season - Season 2 in Mexico - wasn't the best.
What I would also argue that it had probably the best ending of any season.
You remember it, when Felix Gallardo finally gets brought to jail, and the DEA agent Walt Breslin (not a fan, by the way) tries to big-time him when he's finally behind bars. Then Felix basically puffs a cigarette, looks him in the eye and says:
"You need me to keep all these other drug lords in line. When you let the animals out of the cage, all hell breaks loose."
Can't lie, I spent roughly probably 25 minutes trying to find that scene on YouTube with subtitles, and unfortunately the best I could find is below, where the subtitles really aren't available.
Still, I get chills just watching it every time (Big Felix Gallardo guy over here), especially the moment at the end, where Breslin knows he's screwed.
Which of course leads perfectly into this coming season.
November 5th can't get here fast enough.