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"Narcos" and "Mindhunter" are Netflix's premiere crime dramas, each told through a different lens. "Mindhunter," which centers around two FBI agents and criminal psychology in the late '70s, premiered in October 2017. The crime drama is not only regarded as one of the best new shows of 2017, but as one of Netflix's best dramas, period. But "Narcos" is a bit more established after three seasons, and based on real-life Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Which show is Netflix's best original drama? 📺

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Below is the synopsis of "Narcos," per IMDb.

A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

"Narcos" is told through the lens of a drug lord who built an empire off of cocaine from the late '70s to early '90s, and the DEA agents tasked with bringing him down. The show also chronicles the rise of other drug lords of the era.

The series has been nominated for two Golden Globes and three Emmys since its premiere. The biographical crime drama remains a critically-acclaimed smash, holding a 96 percent fresh rating in its third season on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics argue that the complex crime show keeps getting better and better each season. Now the spin-off series "Narcos: Mexico" is out. Rotten Tomatoes describes the season as:

Narcos: Mexico will explore the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers. Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined. As Kiki garners intelligence on Félix and becomes more entangled in his mission, a tragic chain of events unfold, affecting the drug trade and the war against it for years to come.
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Below is the synopsis of "Mindhunter," per IMDb.

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

"Mindhunter" premiered in 2017, and it's garnered a ton of praise, becoming one of Netflix's most respected series. The psychological crime series holds a 97 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. "Mindhunter" is acclaimed for really getting into the minds of criminals rather than focusing on the formulaic "whodunit" like many TV crime dramas. NPR's David Bianculli wrote:

But their new approach is precisely what makes Mindhunter so compelling. Most TV crime dramas are whodunits. Columbo famously reversed things by starting with the murder, and making it a "How'd he get him?" Mindhunter, in contrast to both those approaches, is all about motive. It's a "Whydunit."
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Best Netflix crime series: 'Narcos' or 'Mindhunter'?
A festive crown for the winner
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