Why Watching Narcos Will Do More for Your Spanish Than Every Class You've Ever Taken

After taking Spanish all through high school and most of college I figured I could watch the Netflix show Narcos without reading subtitles. I was wrong. Here are things you learn to talk about that you would never have learned in a Spanish class.
  1. Drugs and alcohol
    This should really be covered before going abroad because there really is nothing like going through a sobriety check point without knowing any of the vocab.
  2. Curse words
    Conversing with Spanish exchange students did not even begin to cover what I picked up just from the pilot.