Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord

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Escobar: El Patrón del Mal
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Genre Drama
Historical series
Created by Juana Uribe
Camilo Cano
Gabriel Klement
Written by Juan Camilo Ferrand (loosely based on the novel La parábola de Pablo by Alonso Salazar)[1]
Directed by Carlos Moreno
Laura Mora[1]
Starring Andrés Parra
Angie Cepeda
Vicky Hernández
Cecilia Navia
Nicolás Montero
Ernesto Benjumea
Germán Quintero
Country of origin Colombia
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 113 [2] (Caracol)
74 (international)[3]
Production
Producer(s) Juana Uribe
Camilo Cano
Gabriel Klement
Location(s) Colombia
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 25 minutes
43 minutes (international)
Production company(s) Caracol TV
Release
Original network Caracol TV
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480p (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release May 28 – November 19, 2012
External links
Website pabloescobarinedito.com

Escobar: El Patrón del Mal (international title: Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord; also known as Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal) is a 2012 Colombian television series produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, about the life of Pablo Escobar. It is only available in Spanish. There is a version available with English subtitles.

History[edit]

From May 28 to November 1, 2012, Caracol TV aired Escobar: El Patrón del Mal weeknights at 9:30pm.[4][5] From July 9 to July 27, 2012, Telemundo aired one-hour episodes of Pablo Escobar weeknights at 10pm/9c, replacing Decisiones Extremas.[6][7] From July 30, 2012 to January 24, 2013, Telemundo aired half-hour episodes of Pablo Escobar and El Rostro de la Venganza weeknights, both sharing the 10pm time slot.[8][9] From January 25 onwards, one-hour episodes of El Rostro de la Venganza were broadcast.[10]

From January 2 until March 7, 2014 Canal 9 airs an hour of Pablo Escobar, El Patrón del Mal in the hours of 10:00 pm, replacing of Santos y Pecadores. From the March 10, 2014 Canal 9 transmits half hour Pablo Escobar, El Patrón del Mal, with El Señor de los Cielos that replacing the hours of 10:30 pm.

On November 25, 2013 issue confirms Telesudamérica Pablo Escobar, El Patrón del Mal in January, 2014. The December 16, 2013 Telesudamérica confirms a broadcast January 6. from January 6, 2014 Pablo Escobar, El Patrón del Mal Telesudamérica transmitted on the schedule at 4:00 pm, replacing Violetta.

Plot[edit]

The series begins and ends with his dramatic last moments before being shot to death by agents of the Colombian National Police, while escaping from a relative's home, and later flashing back to his childood in Valle de Aburra, Colombia, where Pablo is teased by his cousin, Gonzalo, and older brother, Peluche, on a footbridge crossing a creek, eventually rescued by his mother, who scolds Pablo for crying. His mother's influence on Escobar's life choices is portrayed in the first episode and throughout the series, starting with her admonishment that if he is going to do something bad, he had better do it really well, after he is frustrated while trying to cheat on a test and starting a class rebellion to avoid the consequences. As he and Gonzalo became older, they began their lives of organized crime, becoming bodyguards to a well known smuggler and eventually his partners, after successfully standing off with police in what would become Escobar's trademark "Plata o Plomo" approach to dealing with law enforcement -- "accept our bribe or prepare for a shootout with us." After robbing a bank and being turned in by one of their neighbors, Pablo and his cousin start their careers as murderers by killing him. Thereafter, the series follows Pablo's adventures and misadventures in organized crime and eventually cocaine smuggling, building an empire of wealthy criminals who contest power, often violently, with the Colombian state, eventually leading to murders of prominent politicians, policemen, business associates, friends, lovers, and eventually common citizens. The plot focuses on Escobar's contradictory drives to be a good husband; a decent, upstanding, Colombian citizen; a left-wing politician; a supporter of the poor; and a wealthy, powerful "bandido" (an endearing term for criminal, like "rascal"), all while seeking ever more political power, wealth, and sexual exploits.

Cast[edit]

Colombia broadcast[edit]

  • Release dates and episode names, based on Colombia's Caracol TV broadcast.
Air Date Rating Episode Title Episode
May 28, 2012 26.9 "Enelia le da sus primeros consejos a Pablo"1 01
May 29, 2012 26.7 "Pablo comienza a jugar con candela"2 02
May 30, 2012 23.0 "Pablo Escobar huye de la cárcel" 03
May 31, 2012 23.5 "Pablo se entrega a las autoridades" 04
June 1, 2012 21.4 "Pablo y Gonzalo inauguran la hacienda 'Nápoles 05
June 4, 2012 24.1 "Una nueva fuerza armada nace" 06
June 5, 2012 21.5 "Pablo Escobar tiene su primer encuentro con la política" 07
June 6, 2012 22.3 "Pablo Escobar quiere ser miembro del Congreso de la república" 08
June 7, 2012 23.4 "Paty por poco descubre las andanzas de Pablo" 09
June 8, 2012 18.6 "A Escobar se le facilita su incursión en la política" 10
June 12, 2012 21.6 "Regina Parejo aparece en la vida de Pablo Escobar" 11
June 13, 2012 19.0 "Escobar es elegido como 'honorable' representante a la Cámara" 12
June 14, 2012 19.3 "Escobar busca ser el 'Robin Hood criollo 13
June 15, 2012 15.8 "Un duro debate pone en jaque a Rodrigo Lara" 14
June 19, 2012 16.9 "Galán le pide una explicación a Lara" 15
June 20, 2012 15.5 "El Ministro sorprende al país con sus declaraciones" 16
June 21, 2012 17.3 "La Policía desmantela Tranquilandia" 17
June 22, 2012 15.5 "Pablo Escobar emprende su venganza" 18
June 25, 2012 16.8 "Atentado acaba con la vida de Rodrigo Lara" 19
June 26, 2012 17.7 "El magnicidio de Lara causa conmoción en el país" 20
June 27, 2012 16.1 "Tras las huellas de los criminales" 21
June 28, 2012 15.7 "Pablo y Gonzalo llegan a Panamá" 22
June 29, 2012 12.6 "Escobar no se sale con la suya" 23
July 3, 2012 15.9 "En busca de 'protección' y aliados" 24
July 4, 2012 13.8 "A Escobar sus propios hombres lo empiezan a traicionar" 25
July 5, 2012 14.9 "Prueba reina definiría la extradición" 26
July 6, 2012 13.5 "El MR-2O ejecuta la Toma del Palacio de Justicia" 27
July 9, 2012 15.1 "Ola de terror en contra de jueces" 28
July 10, 2012 15.2 "La Policía, tras las huellas de Herber" 29
July 11, 2012 16.1 "Asesinan al Magistrado Zuluaga" 30
July 12, 2012 17.8 "Jiménez se protege ante las amenazas" 31
July 13, 2012 13.4 "Declaran inexequible la extradición" 32
July 16, 2012 14.5 Los extraditables' buscan la manera de ser juzgados en Colombia" 32
July 17, 2012 15.8 "En busca de la prueba reina" 34
July 18, 2012 15.3 "Atentan contra el corresponsal de El Espectador" 35
July 19, 2012 13.6 "El Coronel Jiménez corre peligro" 36
July 23, 2012 14.2 "Muere vilmente el Coronel Jiménez" 37
July 24, 2012 15.6 "El país, horrorizado con la muerte del Coronel Jiménez" 38
July 25, 2012 14.0 "La Policía inspecciona la Hacienda Nápoles" 39
July 26, 2012 14.1 "La vida de Cano está en peligro" 40
July 27, 2012 13.8 "Guillermo Cano es asesinado" 41
July 30, 2012 14.9 "El país llora la muerte de Cano" 42
July 31, 2012 13.6 "La prensa rechaza el asesinato de Cano" 43
August 1, 2012 13.7 "La maldad de Escobar traspasa fronteras" 44
August 2, 2012 13.8 "Escobar quiere asesinar a Herber" 45
August 3, 2012 11.5 "A Escobar le conviene tener vivo a Herber" 46
August 6, 2012 11.8 "Marcos Herber es capturado por la Policía" 47
August 8, 2012 13.2 "Escobar burla a las autoridades" 48
August 9, 2012 13.0 "Escobar 'vende' a sus propios hombres" 49
August 10, 2012 11.8 "Mauricio, muy cerca de descubrir la traición de Pablo" 50
August 13, 2012 14.1 "Escobar le entrega un 'falso positivo' a Pedregal" 51
August 14, 2012 13.5 "Escobar anuncia una nueva guerra" 52
August 15, 2012 13.4 "Explotan petardos en Drogas El Rebajón" 53
August 16, 2012 12.5 "Pedro Motoa es detenido" 54
August 17, 2012 12.6 "El Cartel de Cali prepara un atentado contra Escobar" 55
August 21, 2012 13.1 "El 'Marino' asesina a Yesenia" 56
August 22, 2012 13.5 "Motoa es dejado en libertad" 57
August 23, 2012 13.2 "Atentan contra Pablo Escobar y su familia" 58
August 24, 2012 13.7 "Escobar no deja que su cabeza tenga precio" 59
August 27, 2012 13.8 "Secuestran a Andrés Pastrana" 60
August 28, 2012 13.9 "Escobar le da la cara a Pastrana" 61
August 29, 2012 12.3 "La guerra se recrudece entre el Estado y los narcos" 62
August 30, 2012 13.8 "Anuncian el asesinato del Procurador General de la Nación" 63
August 31, 2012 12.4 "La furia y los celos, los peores enemigos de Escobar" 64
September 3, 2012 14.1 "Pablo Escobar desata toda su ira" 65
September 4, 2012 13.4 "El 'Mariachi' prepara un plan siniestro" 66
September 5, 2012 12.9 "Nuevas víctimas del terror de Pablo Escobar" 67
September 6, 2012 13.2 "El Coronel Quintana no tiene salida" 68
September 7, 2012 11.6 "El Coronel Quintana es asesinado" 69
September 10, 2012 13.7 "Pese a las advertencias, Galán decide ir a Soacha" 70
September 12, 2012 13.0 "El crimen que hizo reaccionar al país" 71
September 13, 2012 12.6 "El país se conmociona con la pérdida de este valiente" 72
September 14, 2012 12.1 "El Gobierno se compromete a dar con los asesinos" 73
September 17, 2012 12.7 "Ana María Cano busca la seguridad de El Espectador" 74
September 18, 2012 13.5 "Atentan contra El Espectador" 75
September 19, 2012 12.3 "El Espectador sigue adelante" 76
September 20, 2012 14.3 "Cae el primer miembro de la familia de Escobar" 77
September 21, 2012 12.4 "Escobar ordena dos grandes atentados" 78
September 24, 2012 14.1 "Peraza recibe un sobre bomba" 79
September 25, 2012 12.6 "Un cruel y atroz atentado conmociona a Colombia" 80
September 26, 2012 13.4 "Atentan contra el edificio del DAI" 81
September 27, 2012 12.6 "El 'narcoterrorismo' no triunfará" 82
September 28, 2012 10.9 "El grupo élite, tras las huellas del 'Mariachi 83
October 1, 2012 14.9 "El Grupo élite y el 'Mariachi' se enfrentan" 84
October 2, 2012 15.9 "Las autoridades dan de baja al 'Mariachi 85
October 3, 2012 13.2 "Escobar envía un mensaje al Gobierno" 86
October 4, 2012 13.6 Los extraditables' aceptan el llamado de paz" 87
October 5, 2012 12.0 "Cancelan las negociaciones de paz" 88
October 8, 2012 13.9 "Escobar le pone precio a los policías" 89
October 9, 2012 13.4 "Cae otro candidato presidencial" 90
October 10, 2012 15.4 "Escobar emprende la guerra contra Pabón" 91
October 11, 2012 13.9 "Escobar revela las intenciones de las Autodefensas" 92
October 17, 2012 14.6 "Atentan contra Pizano" 93
October 18, 2012 14.7 "Pabón recibe una 'jugosa' propuesta" 94
October 19, 2012 14.2 "Cae el 'Chili', la mano derecha de Escobar" 95
October 22, 2012 15.7 "Las autoridades, cada vez más cerca de Escobar" 96
October 23, 2012 13.8 "Escobar se enferma de paludismo" 97
October 24, 2012 12.7 "Gonzalo Gaviria cae en enfrentamiento con el Grupo élite" 98
October 25, 2012 14.5 "Diana Turbay cae en las garras de Pablo Escobar" 99
October 26, 2012 12.2 "Turbay es secuestrada por orden de Escobar" 100
October 29, 2012 13.5 "Maruja y Berenice, víctimas del 'patrón del mal'" 101
October 30, 2012 13.7 "Los Motoa están pensando en entregarse" 102
October 31, 2012 12.2 "Diana Turbay muere en su rescate" 103
November 1, 2012 11.9 "Un sacerdote será intermediario para la paz" 104
November 2, 2012 11.5 "Escobar planea entregarse" 105
November 6, 2012 12.0 "Escobar se entrega a las autoridades" 106
November 7, 2012 13.3 "El Cartel de Cali quiere 'negociar' con Escobar" 107
November 8, 2012 12.6 "Escobar sigue delinquiendo desde La Catedral" 108
November 9, 2012 11.8 "El Gobierno autoriza la creación de un Bloque de Búsqueda" 109
November 13, 2012 12.1 "Muere 'Caín', otro hombre de Pablo Escobar" 110
November 15, 2012 12.6 "Caen poco a poco los hombres de Pablo Escobar" 111
November 16, 2012 12.8 "'Los pepes' atentan contra la familia Escobar" 112
November 19, 2012 17.0 "La muerte de Pablo Escobar" 113

Production[edit]

The series was created by Camilo Cano and Juana Uribe, vice president of Caracol TV and the series' producer. Cano's father, Guillermo Cano, who was publisher of newspaper El Espectador, was murdered by Escobar in December 1986. Uribe's mother, Maruja Pachón, was kidnapped on Escobar's orders, and her uncle, presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán, was killed on Escobar's orders in August 1989.[11]

According to Caracol TV, the series features 1,300 actors and more than 450 locations; each episode cost COP 300 million (131,000, £105,000 or US$164,000).[11]

Reception[edit]

After heavy promotion on Caracol TV and in El Espectador, Escobar premiered with high ratings.[12] However, some people have criticized the show,[13] wondering if the audience will eventually identify with the drug lord instead of the people who fought him.[14] A researcher told Medellín newspaper El Colombiano that the series does not add anything to TV "because its treatment is not a documentary" and it does not address "rigorous academic research. The model is fiction and the victims' participation won't be anything more than an anecdote. On the contrary, this kind of series eventually distorts knowledge about history in public opinion."[15]

Telemundo's July 9 broadcast of Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal averaged nearly 2.2 million viewers.[16][17]

Awards[edit]

Confirmed on June 27, 2013.[18] The finalists were announced on July 31, 2013.[19] Winners were announced on August 15, 2013.[20]

Premios tu mundo 2013
Category Nominee Result
Novela of the Year Pablo Escobar, El Patrón del Mal Nominated
Favorite Lead Actor Andrés Parra Nominated
Best Bad Luck Moment Pablo is discovered Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ESCOBAR EL PATRON DEL MAL - LANZAMIENTO MAYO 28 DE 2012, Caracol TV (press department), accessed 27 May 2012
  2. ^ "Escobar - Capítulo 29 - CaracolTV.com -". CaracolTV. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "pablo escobar, the drug lord". caracolinternacional.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  4. ^ La historia como nunca se había contado
  5. ^ La serie más vista en Colombia llega a su fin esta noche
  6. ^ Andres. "La historia oculta de Teresa Mendoza y Pablo Escobar". México Espectáculos. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "All Together. Different. NBCUniversal". telemundomediakit.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Andres. ""El rostro de la venganza" se estrena el 30 de julio - México Espectáculos". México Espectáculos. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "All Together. Different. NBCUniversal". telemundomediakit.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Telemundo Video Hub". Telemundo. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Daniela Franco G., Asesino en serie, El Espectador, 27 May 2012
  12. ^ Pablo Escobar, capo del rating, Cosecha roja, Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano, 29 May 2012
  13. ^ Jim Wyss, Colombia’s Escobar resurrected in new telenovela, The Miami Herald, 10 June 2012
  14. ^ Armando Neira, ¿Se convertirá Pablo Escobar en bueno?, Revista Semana, 29 May 2012
  15. ^ Mario A. Duque Cardozo, Con Escobar vuelve la polémica, El Colombiano, 22 May 2012
  16. ^ "Telemundo Media’s ‘Pablo Escobar, El Patron del Mal’ Averages Nearly 2.2 Million Total Viewers - Ratings - TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  17. ^ Rick Kissell. "ABC ‘s lovers, Fox’s chefs rule Monday". Variety. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "Lista de nominados a los Premios Tu Mundo 2013". starMedia. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "Premios Tu Mundo 2013: Lista de estrellas nominadas". Terra. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "Premios Tu Mundo 2013: lista de ganadores (FOTOS)". Huffington Post. August 16, 2013. 

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