Friday, June 24, 2022

Now Streaming: Gordita Chronicles: A Coming of Age Sitcom with a Dominican Immigrant Flavor


Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times proclaims that "'Gordita Chronicles' is the sitcom of the summer."  The immigration-themed premise is simple; as summarized on IMDb, "[a] Latina reporter looking back on her childhood as a chubby, willful and reluctant Dominican immigrant growing up with her eccentric family in 1980s Miami."   

The HBO Max series premiered yesterday and stars Olivia Gonclaves, Juan Javier Cardenas, Diana Maria Riva, and Savannah Nicole Ruiz. Zoe Saldana and Eva Longoria are behind the project. Shadow and Act spoke with the cast, as well as Saldana and Longoria.

Here is a review in the Hollywood Reporter.

I watched the first episode and likely will watch the rest of the series.  The show is upbeat and light and offers a glimpse at the immigrant experience.  Think a Dominican immigrant version of The Wonder Years or less complicated Jane the Virgin.





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