The 'Narcos' Season 2 Premiere Date Might Be Far Away, But Fans Won't Be Disappointed — VIDEO

I spend most of my life trying to locate programming that strikes the perfect balance between "enjoyable to watch" and "makes me sound smart when I talk about it," so I'm excited to inform you that Netflix has announced the Narcos Season 2 premiere date. The streaming platform's original series falls right in the middle of that sweet, sweet Venn diagram, in that it has all the drama and intrigue that I look for in a garbage show such as, oh, you know, Bachelor In Paradise or something, while also being a real story about actual human beings.

I'm sure you've heard of it by now — and hopefully watched it, as well, because it's top shelf — but Narcos centers around Pablo Escobar, a Colombian drug lord and a huge name in the drug world of the late 1980s, and real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña, with whom he frequently faced off. Escobar is played by Wagner Moura, whom I didn't know before Season 1, but has consistently blown me away in the role, as well as Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal as Peña (he played Oberyn Martell on the HBO series), and an actor named Boyd Holbrook as Murphy, whom you probably remember best as Jeff in Gone Girl.

So it's a stacked cast, and I'm sure your friends have raved about the first season to you, so you don't really have an excuse not to tune in when all 10 episodes of Season 2 drop on Sep. 2 at 12:01 a.m. PST. And yes, I know that's 3:01 a.m. if you live on the East Coast, but I'm gonna need you to watch these episodes right away, all in a row, so that you have them out of the way in time to come out to celebrate my birthday later that same day.

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This series is so keyed in to what I want and need and deserve that they're dropping their second season on the day of my birth. What could be a clearer sign of their inherent genius than that? Tune in with me on Sep. 2 so we have something to talk about over wine and cheese! (Because you know we're having wine and cheese.)

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