Saturday, October 18, 2014

TV Break -- Cristela: Law and the Mexican American Experience


A new television sitcom, Cristela, starring Cristela Alonzo, touches on immigration and the Mexican-American experience. 

Here is a plot summary.  In law school (SMU Dedman School of Law), Cristela, whose family immigrated from Mexico, is on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. Her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate. She straddles 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 comedy about the path to the new American dream.


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