The Real Griselda Blanco Story Is Even More Scary Than Griselda on Netflix

Griselda is a limited series on Netflix. It's likely that you will watch it and be frightened by what you see. It's also possible that you've already watched the entirety of the streamer's Narcos universe and have grown numb to drug trafficking and cartel murders. 

 Believe it when we say that the deeds of the woman Griselda is based on are nothing like what you see on the show.

Part of the life of the legendary drug queen of the 1970s and 1980s, Griselda Blanco, is shown in the show. She was so ruthless that she had Pablo Escobar exclaim, "The only man I was ever afraid of was a woman named Griselda Blanco."

This is the same man who previously tried to kill one person by bombing a plane, and Griselda Blanco made him shake in his chancletas.

That comment from Escobar opens the series, setting the stage for what's to come. In the role of Blanco, Sofia Vergara develops her cocaine business from being carried in the lining of women's underwear to becoming a market leader in Miami.

Armed with a gold-plated Uzi, she demands that witnesses be killed in front of their child, blows up the home of a rival drug dealer, strips them naked and makes them crawl around like animals at gunpoint—all the hallmarks of a megalomaniacal tyrant high on enough drugs to sedate Cocaine Bear.

Your appetite for suspense and murder will be satiated by the Andrés Baiz-led series. You might be gasping on astonishment upon learning about the real Griselda Blanco's life.

You can count on two hands the number of individuals who die as a result of her, even though she orders and carries out multiple murders in the six episodes of the drama.