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How Real Are the "Real" Stories in Netflix's 'Narcoworld: Dope Stories'?


Netflix is certainly making a name for itself with true crime shows. For some reason, viewers can't seem to stop lapping them up. Making a Murderer, Wild Wild Country, Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, the list goes on and on. The streaming giant has found a vigorous viewership for a lot of their true crime docu-series and all of their iterations, and Narcoworld: Dope Stories seems to be piggybacking on that success. But is the show real?

It's not outside the realm of possibility for production companies to either stretch or embellish the truth to make for a better story. Dramatic reenactment programs tend to do this a little bit. These programs, while technically "based on real events," paint a picture for the audience that can greatly differ from what was reported.