When a movie has you begging for it to end not even half way through it's pure crap. We've all seen this movie and this characters millions of times, nothing new in it. Don't waste your time.
If you can get past the sloppy errors, mediocre acting from the supporting cast, and general goofs, the show is watchable, but just barely. Queen of the South plays more like a college audio-visual club production of a telenovela than a well acted, well written, and well directed show in the same vein like Breaking Bad or Narcos. Here are a few issues, goofs, and just plain wackiness that really should have been addressed before this ever saw the light of day. 1. Taser shocks that knock people out for hours at a time. You expect me to believe a Taser is powerful enough to knock someone out in Dallas and they only wake up after driving them for hours to the border? If so, see issue number 2. 2. Getting from Dallas to Mexico/Houston/Galveston, or any other city by car in a shorter time than it takes most planes hours to reach. This happened so often I lost track of how many times characters managed to get to the Texas-Mexico border or deep in to Mexico from Dallas and back by car in less than one day. 3. Easily noticeable Dallas street signs, stop signs in English, as well as cars with Texas inspection stickers clearly visible on the windshield, and Dallas houses in the background when they are supposed to be in Mexico. 4. Music: iIf Jan Hammer had a garage sale, the majority of the music used here would have been part his catalog circa his Miami Vice years. 5. The dialogue. Don't speak Spanish for the first sentence and then switch to English for the remainder of the scene. It drops the character's believability. I know many do not like having to read closed captioning instead of being fed lines in English, but when you are supposed to be in Mexico, you don't throw out Spanish for the sake of making it easier to follow the character's story arc. Narcos did not need to rely on that to be an excellent show and neither should Queen of the South. Those are just my top five issues from the first season, but believe me, I could go on. I'm almost of the opinion this show was green-lit based on how well the show Narcos did. If that is the case, they should have taken some time to refine the dialogue and acting. The main two or three characters (Teresa, Guero, and James) are believable, and Pote adds the additional flavor needed, but the remaining cast seems to be overacting to fit a role straight out of the telenovela I have already mentioned. Queen of the South is binge worthy, but only if you want to forget about things for a while and imagine Dallas being as dangerous as Chicago is now or Miami was during the cocaine heyday of the 80s. Trust me, it's not. While the stereotypes on both sides of the Rio Grande are so over the top they are laughable, the 2nd season does firm up the story and acting. However, the first season leaves such a weird taste in your mouth that you may not make it that far. I give it 4 or 5 stars, but that's only because the 2nd season turned out slightly better than the 1st. Give it a shot if you find yourself with nothing else to do and no other shows to watch.
I am addicted to this show. Before this series began I watched the promo ads leading up to the 1st episode. To be honest I never thought it would be so good or entertaining. First episode grabbed me! Just amazed that women were in charge and went from
friends to enemies
....huge drug smuggling in mexico to the states and ran by women !! It tapes on my pvr even if i am watching it. Way to go with this series!!
Rags to riches story. Just wondering how long before we see her don the white pants suit.My biggest problem with the series occurred this past episode, S3 E3 Reina de Oros. I am sure it occurred before but I just noticed it this week. Some of the guns did not cycle when fired.
In one scene you get a good profile of a semi-automatic. The hammer is down and the slide never moves even though there are flashes coming out of the muzzle.