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TV’s Affair with Drug Trafficking

Featuring Sons of Anarchy Season 4 – Debuting on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 28

 

In Sons of Anarchy’s fourth season, the SAMCRO gang gets involved in a dangerous and ruthless Mexican drug cartel led by Romeo Parada, played by Machete star Danny Trejo. This isn’t the first popular television show that has gotten mixed up in the underground world of drug trafficking, so here, we’ll take a look at other favorite shows who fight cartels and work to get the perfect product.

Ride full-throttle with the Sons of Anarchy into the most intense, adrenaline-charged season ever! Out of prison and back in business, SAMCRO faces a powerful new nemesis as they forge an unlikely alliance and head in a dangerous new direction. As a deadly internal power struggle rocks the club to its very core, Jax struggles with the legacy of his father and makes plans for the future of his family amid chaos, corruption, betrayal, and murder. Action-packed with electrifying extended episodes, Sons of Anarchy Season Four will take you for the ride of your life!

 

Breaking Bad

 

 

Walter White (Brian Cranston) learns he has cancer he panics and decides he needs to find a way to save money for his family. Taking his chemistry knowledge, he partners with an ex-student/drug dealer Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) to create the most perfect form of crystal meth ever sold on the streets. But soon, the cartel is after the duo and they are in way over their heads.

Weeds

 

Mary-Louise Parker stars in this dark comedy as Nancy Botwin, a widowed suburban mom who turns to marijuana as a means for money to support her two sons. Throughout the series she becomes involved with the DEA and also international drug cartels, all to support her family.

 

The Wire

  

The HBO drama set in Baltimore takes each season and focuses on a different facet of the city, including illegal drug trade.  The many faces of character actors include a cop, a longshoreman, a drug dealer, a politician, a judge and a lawyer whose lives are all in peril.

 

True Blood

 

Following the complicated life of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her on-again off-again love triangle with vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), True Blood takes a closer look at the fictional town of Bon Temps and the dangerous events that continue to unfurl. These side stories include Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) as a drug dealer of V – vampire blood – a substance that acts as a controlled substance for humans.

Did we leave off any other big drug trafficking stories from the small screen? Which one of the above shows is your favorite? Sound off in the comments!

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Kristal Bailey

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With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

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