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.
I wasn’t expecting much from this show and basically only decided to watch it because I felt like I needed to add more to my comedy line-up. I am so glad I did. I laughed out loud so many times while watching this episode and I already love Cristela. She’s hilarious, smart, witty, and obviously loves her family. She’s constantly pushing to break out of the boxes people are putting her into and encouraging her family to do the same. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season and I hope that it gets all the love it deserves.