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Cristela: Season 1 (2014-2015)



Critic Consensus: Though Cristela Alonzo has a pleasing energy, Cristela's disappointing supporting cast and uneven writing ruin the show's attempts at humor.


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This situation comedy centers around Cristela Hernandez (Cristela Alonzo), a law-school graduate currently working as an unpaid intern and trying to balance her career pursuit and personal drama. She lives with her sister Daniela (María Canals Barrera) and brother-in-law Felix (Carlos Ponce), who regard her as a freeloader who should find a paying job, while her mother Natalia (Terri Hoyos) thinks she should focus on finding a husband. Things aren't easier at work, where she faces a boss (Sam McMurray) who makes racist comments and his spoiled daughter (Justine Lupe). Cristela's life grows more complicated when she develops a crush on her competitive colleague, Josh (Andrew Leeds).


Terri Hoyos
as Natalia
Isabella Day
as Isabella
Roseanne Barr
as Veronica
Adam Shapiro
as Ben Buckner
Mark Cuban
as Trent's Client
Tim Allen
as Mike Baxter
Hector Elizondo
as Ed Alzate
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Critic Reviews for Cristela: Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (16)

Cristela is unfailingly good-natured, but never quite funny enough. In a TV world where sitcoms either draw blood or put audiences into a stupor, that might actually turn out to be its secret weapon -- as the TV comedy that works the bland middle ground.

October 8, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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What Cristela looks like is a type of American TV that is all too familiar. It's a family sitcom about a black sheep trying to get ahead without leaving her relatives behind. And it's ... fine.

September 17, 2014 | Full Review…

While the show attempts to take on cultural issues of assimilation, it's too broad and familiar to hold attention.

September 16, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It's doing something viewers have seen a million times before, but succeeds because of its stellar execution, not just because of its novel subject matter.

April 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Give ABC diversity points for airing a sitcom with Cristela, and give Cristela more points for making it lively and engaging.

October 10, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's the writers' and actors' job to make us laugh. The folks behind Cristela seem to have forgotten that.

October 8, 2014 | Full Review…

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