Griselda

Griselda

TV-MA

netflix

Sofia Vergara transforms into the iconic Colombian Queenpin

7.6

TV Show

United States of America
English, Spanish
Crime, Drama
2024
Alberto Ammann, Alberto Guerra, Christian Tappán
333 min

TLDR

Give Sofia all the awards!

What it's about

After escaping her husband in Medellín, Griselda Blanco moves to Miami to create the most profitable drug cartel in history. Based on the real life La Dama de la Mafia.

The take

With the success of Narcos, Netflix has created multiple shows about drugs in Latin America to the point that the genre is a tad oversaturated, but with Sofia Vergara heading the miniseries on the real-life cocaine queenpin, Griselda is one that you have to watch. Unlike other depictions of Blanco, Vergara’s series puts her front and center, focusing on the initial struggles it took for her to be taken seriously and the darkness that emerged once she got her way. And of course, Vergara is fantastic, sliding into the drama with an ease that makes us want to see more. While the show isn’t fully accurate, and six episodes are too short to tackle her decades-long rule, Griselda nonetheless is compelling television.

What stands out

Sofia Vergara, of course. She’s best known for her accent and for Modern Family, but the dual-language show Griselda finally grants her the role she can sink her teeth into, and she does exceptionally well.

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