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Cristela 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2014–2015)
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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Cristela Alonzo ...  Cristela 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Maria Canals-Barrera ...  Daniela 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Carlos Ponce ...  Felix 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Terri Hoyos ...  Natalia 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Sam McMurray ...  Trent 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Andrew Leeds ...  Josh 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Justine Lupe ...  Maddie 21 episodes, 2014-2015
Isabella Day ...  Isabella 21 episodes, 2014-2015
Jacob Guenther ...  Henry 21 episodes, 2014-2015
Gabriel Iglesias ...  Alberto 13 episodes, 2014-2015
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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) See more »

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Кристела See more »

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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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Tired Stereotypes rehashed
15 November 2014 | by yastepanovSee all my reviews

"Cristela" is a poorly researched litany of old stereotypes: Latino men don't respect women, Latino women defer to their husbands, people won't accept a Latino as a lawyers, the head of a law firm is a greedy white male who cares only about money but will give his kid a pass on everything...

Need I go on? For a show where a woman works as an intern at a law firm, the producers don't realize that private companies must PAY interns ("for profit" entities cannot have "free" labor -- that would violate the laws of the US.

The show is a disconnect from reality. It should have been set in the 1970s or 1980s not the 21st Century.


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