As generally believed, all drug sagas are alike. They tell the same story of an ambitious young man whose passion takes him to the verge of madness and who climbs the stirs of addictiveness and success leaving all his rivals behind.
What makes Narcos: Mexico different is its ill-educatedness, which is taken from the very area it is based in. If that not accounts for the authenticity and historical accurateness of the series, I don’t know what will.
“Mexico in the early 1980s is a carnival of broad eccentrics and wild style choices, starting in episode one with a pair of angry *****-dealing brothers sporting ludicrous Dumb & Dumber haircuts”, says the Guardian, and it is very truthfully captured on screen.
The accuracy with respect to the history is taken care of wherever possible, and the scenes, locations, etc, are bent only where the crew members felt the risk of getting their caste into trouble due to more violence-prone locations or scenes.