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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Air date: Oct 10, 2014
Air date: Oct 17, 2014
Air date: Oct 24, 2014
Air date: Oct 31, 2014
Air date: Nov 7, 2014
Air date: Nov 21, 2014
Air date: Dec 5, 2014
Air date: Dec 12, 2014
Air date: Jan 9, 2015
Air date: Jan 16, 2015
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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).

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.

Oct 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.

Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…

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

Sep 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.

Apr 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 8, 2014 | Full Review…
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Cristela Alonzo created the show based on her own experiences, and it rings with the kind of authenticity you don't often find on family sitcoms.

Oct 1, 2014 | Full Review…

This is one of those unfortunate cases when you really wish the show was as appealing and engaging as its star, but it isn't.

Sep 26, 2014 | Full Review…

It is predictable, but cute and there are worse ways to spend 30 minutes on a Friday evening.

Sep 19, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

You like comedian Cristela Alonzo, so you want to like the comedy she created with Kevin Hench. The writing makes that impossible.

Sep 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cristela: Season 1

I'm just sitting here wondering where the humor is


Absolute garbage. Usual platitudinous nonsense of sitcoms churned out over the last 40 years.

Some episodes hit the mark more than others but as the characters lose their one-dimentioned beginnings, It is interesting how the chemistry between them blossoms into a fun, warmhearted comedy.

I love everything 'bout this show. It's perfect for a relaxing Friday night. But then what do I know, all the shows I like are doomed from the get-go !

Really enjoyed the show and was upset that it was not renewed.there are many, many worse shows on.I found it enjoyable, and although silly in parts, not more so that any other comedy show on tv.

Too Cliche for the 21st century.

It's just not that funny and is really depressing


Ok.. This is my favorite show of all!!

I love that there is a story about a mexican woman trying to make a better life. The family dynamics are much like my own. Great job.

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