To Binge, or Not to Binge: Spanish TV Series Now on HULU
IN THE TELENOVELA BASED on Rempel’s book, the real-life Jorge Salcedo played by actor Luis Fernando Hoyos is portrayed as a flawed and complex common man — and as something especially rare in modern narco-dramas, an authentic hero.
Another acting standout in this superb cast is Lucho Velasco. He plays the Cali cartel boss of the bosses, based on the real-life Miguel Rodriquez Orejuela. Actor Velasco’s performance is so convincing that one of the former U.S. drug agents who arrested the real crime lord raved: “He’s a better Miguel than Miguel!” The cast of this sprawling epic is, like the book, filled with some of the most intriguing characters found anywhere in nonfiction.
All 80 episodes are available on demand in Spanish with or without English subtitles on Hulu.