I had watched several commercials for
this show, and it looked like it was funny but I still
kept my guard up about it because frankly, the new
comedies I had seen were not laugh-out-loud funny.
Cristela had also gained some controversy by some
critics because they said it is promoting stereotypes of
the Hispanic community. I love sitcoms, so I decided to
watch it and make up my own mind. I wasn't expecting to
laugh out loud . The show does bring to light many
stereotypes about the Hispanic community, but it uses
comedy to show people how those stereotypes are wrong
The show's star, Cristela Alonzo, who plays a struggling
law student, moves in with her sister and her
family to make ends meet until she gets her law degree.
I really enjoyed this show! My favorite part is the
love/hate relationship between Cristela and her
brother-in-law, Felix, played by telenovela star Carlos
Ponce. He's surprisingly funny in this role. This show
reminds me a bit of "The George Lopez Show", which makes
sense, since the show's star and Creator Cristela Alonzo
admits she was trying to do a similar type of comedy.
The show has a great cast. If you want to laugh
out load and have a good time with your family, you
should watch this show because despite the cultural
differences, I am sure you will find your family
reflected in the show. I give this show 5 out of 5
stars! Cristela airs Fridays 8:30 PM Eastern 7:30
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