Narcos (Seasons 1 and 2)
If you like historical crime flicks, definitely check this series out. It is by far one of the BEST series ever done on the complete story of Pablo Escobar. It not only tells the story/legend of Escobar himself, but it also tells the story of the DEA and other Alphabet agencies who chased him down and eventually helped help kill him. Seasons 1 and 2 are available now.
Marco Polo (Seasons 1 and 2)
I have talked about this excellent Historical series before, but since finishing Season 2, I wanted to re-iterate how good it really is. The story of Genghis and Kublai Khan is a fascinating one simply because most historians tend to ignore how important they really were in European and Asian History. Lest we not forget, the Mongols conquered the then Chinese Song Dynasty and Kublai became Emperor of all China! The series is jam packed with action and wonderful plots and sub-plots. I will say the First Season was much more enjoyable and flowed easier than the Second, but still overall it is a great series for the History lover.
The Bielski Otriad (Partisan Group) and the 1,200 strong Jewish Community they helped create represents one of the most amazing and inspiring true stories of World War II and the Holocaust. It is also a great study in the practical applications of Guerilla/Partisan Warfare and Off-the-Grid Survival for a very large group of people. Great acting throughout with Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber anchoring their roles like a boss.
If you don’t watch anymore Documentaries the rest of the year, make sure you watch this one! Cartel land will open your eyes to the WAR that is raging both on our Southern Border and in Mexico against the Drug cartels. It shows the amazing lengths people will go to to protect their families, communities and their livelihoods against the savagery of the cartels. It reminds us very strongly that self-reliance is a trait of the SURVIVOR and depending on the Government for ANYTHING except to be taxed and screwed over is STUPIDITY.
I remember first seeing this movie at the request of a fellow friend, hunter and knife lover. In one of Tommy Lee Jones lesser known roles, it tell the story of a Tier 1 personality (Benicio Del Toro) who goes “off the Reservation” so to speak. The action and knife “fighting” (more like Knife SURVIVAL) scenes are worth the price of admission to be sure. All in all an entertaining yarn for us “tactically minded” folk.
Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!