The non-CBS laugh-tracked multi-cam sitcom might not be having the comeback many had hoped for (sorry, Mulaney), but tonight’s premiere of ABC’s Cristela is certainly a good argument for the format.
At its core, the series is traditional family comedy, set in a Cowboys-loving Texas household. The Hispanic family is made up of the three generations, trading quips in English and, occasionally, in Spanish. Luckily, it’s pretty funny in both languages. The show’s star quip-trader is Cristela, played by the talented comic Cristela Alonzo. She’s magnetic, and a lot of the show’s charms come directly from her strengths as a performer. READ FULL STORY