‘Griselda’ Success on Netflix: Sofia Vergara is a renowned actress prominently known for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the ABC sitcom “Modern Family.” Her iconic cinematic journey is known to all, but what most people don’t know is that apart from being a phenomenal actress, she is also a businesswoman.

After tickling the bone of every viewer with her unique accent, Vergara established herself in the industry. However, she was so commendable with her acting that she often got associated with her character. Vergara is undeniably a great actress with great comic timing, but do not confuse yourself with her comedic roles, as the actress is way more versatile than fans know. However, with her latest American biographical crime drama television miniseries, “Griselda,” she has not only expanded to dramatic roles, but her series has also topped many other shows on Netflix.

Sofia Vergara’s ‘Griselda’ starts strong on Netflix

To rank on top of the streaming giant Netflix is indeed a big deal. However, if a show ranks on top, it’s kinda obvious that it has successfully hooked the viewers to it. This time it’s Sofia Vergara’s miniseries “Griselda,” that has left behind many shows. According to the Nielsen streaming ratings, Griselda’s six episodes have scored 1.59 billion minutes, easily topping the Disney+ animated series “Bluey,” the leader of the last cycle, which was second with 1.25 billion minutes streamed for its 151 episodes.

Vergara’s starring series premiered on Netflix on January 25, 2024. Directed by Andrés Baiz, the series follows the story of Griselda Blanco, a notorious Colombian drug lord. Vergara’s role in the series is entirely different from how fans have witnessed her to date on screen.

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Her ambitious, powerful role as a Colombian businesswoman is highly praised by critics. Since it’s a biographical crime drama, it serves as a cautionary tale about the destructive pursuit of power. Griselda was assassinated in 2012 in Medellín, Colombia.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the series got an average rating of 6.8/10. The website’s consensus reads: “Sofía Vergara impressively disappears into the role of Griselda Blanco in this propulsive gangster saga, which plays loose with the facts but achieves genuine grit.”

Vergara’s impactful performance has indeed stolen the show. TVLine named Sofía Vergara their performer of the week for the week of January 27, 2024, specifically for her performance in episode five, “Paradise Lost.” The site deemed it a “career-defining” performance, writing that “Vergara’s unwavering commitment and out-of-left-field gravitas elevates Griselda to one of those rare edge-of-your-seat TV experiences.”

“Griselda” is available for streaming on Netflix.

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