In her sixth year of law school, Cristela is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is ... See full summary »
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In her sixth year of law school, Cristela is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate. She's stuck straddling the old culture she's trying to modernize at home with her working-class family and the modern world she's trying to embrace in her professional career. Breakout comedian Cristela Alonzo stars in this hilarious comedy about laughing your way down the path to the new American dream. Written by ABC Publicity

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10 October 2014 (USA)  »

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The exterior shots of the law office, where Cristela interns, are of the Chase Bank tower in off Pearl Street in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas. See more »

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There are no buildings in Downtown Dallas with the view of Reunion Tower that is seen from Mr. Culpepper's law office window. See more »

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An overall predictable SITCOM that you might wanna check out
12 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Even before I press play and watch the pilot of this I was pretty sure on what to expect! There will be a Kitchen (check), a witty protagonist (check) that might have the same name with the titular character (double check), a grumpy and unsupportive mother or mother in law (check), kids ready to go to school (check) and prerecorded loud laughs to hurt your ears right from the first second (check).

So it is the standard formula for a situation comedy.

The question now is, is it worth watching or in other words, is it any different than the others? The answer for me is..hmm..No! Not by much...

...You see this is (another) sitcom that tries to exploit racism (for one) and stereotypes as a source for jokes. Well, sorry, we've seen lots of those too. Blacks, Asians, gays...you name it. Here it is about being Mexican trying to succeed on U.S. soil.

Never saw or heard before for Cristela Alonzo. She's OK I guess but not enough to win a big audience, especially if, like me, don't know much about Mexican culture or ...Tony Romo, whom I googled just now for writing this review.

Overall. This is a standard sitcom that could have more appeal to certain people than others. It is Cristela's project, but from what I saw, is far inferior in comparison with another personal project:.. Mindy's!! that it is more fresh and funny and interesting and spare us from the fake laugh track.


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