Queen of the South is an American drama-thriller TV series created by M.A. Fortin for USA Network. Taking into account the protagonism and supporting actors cast here, the face of everyday drug trafficking becomes rather rather, well spoken and glamorous to be credible. Perhaps in real life the king of glamor and queens benefit from the company – but those who have rolled up sleeves and bloody hands tend not to be so cultured, well spoken or handsome, I’m afraid. They are mostly pure paisa or pure people – but with millions and billions of dollars.
The story is about drugs and cartels and the intrigues inside the cartels, and the woman who is attracted by this murky world of drugs, killing and people working for drug barons. The main characters are interesting and you find yourself wondering how they are going to get to where they are obviously going to get. In real life there is nothing too smooth or fantastic about those drug dealers, hitmen at all, except perhaps some of those types of Cali cartels. It’s all business and nouveau-riche, lowbrow pleasure with them. One can hardly expect the television to show them what they really are, as it is too camp and boring. Like Arendt’s “Banality of Evil”, only peasant style.