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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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.
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.
While the show attempts to take on cultural issues of assimilation, it's too broad and familiar to hold attention.
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.
Give ABC diversity points for airing a sitcom with Cristela, and give Cristela more points for making it lively and engaging.
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