If you're looking for some shows that depict the Latin Community in a positive light and gives us visibility in Hollywood and across the world. I got you!
Sometimes (well most of the times) it's hard to find good shows to watch that we can identify, support and share with our familia. So I got the digging and found a couple to hold us over, while more content is created for us.
So here we are, ready to point you in the right direction by suggesting five different shows that will satisfy your desire to watch TV shows that you can relate and vibe to.
Let's kick this off with my favorite show right about now: 'Gentefied' which is executive produced by America Ferrera.
In 'Gentefied' we watch along as The Morales cousins scramble to save their grandfather's taco shop — and pursue their own dreams — as gentrification shakes up their LA neighborhood.
The show touches on many of the struggles and social injustices Latinos living in America face such as immigration, unemployment and discrimination at the hands of "Americans" and our own family at times.
The show stars J.J. Soria, Carlos Santos, Karrie Martin and was created by Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez.
'Diary of a Future President' is comedy web television series created by Ilana Peña which premiered on Disney+ on January 17, 2020. Gina Rodriguez serves as an executive producer with additional executive producers Peña and Emily Gipson.
Told through a collection of voice-overs by central character Elena as she reads from her diary, the series centers on the 12-year-old Cuban American girl, who attends middle school as she aspires to be the future president of the United States. The series stars Tess Romero, Charlie Bushnell,Selenis Leyva and Michael Weaver. Rodriguez also stars as through flash forwards as the adult version of Elena, as she undertakes her presidential campaign in the future.
One Day At A Time: One Day at a Time is a comedy web television series based on Norman Lear's 1975–1984 sitcom of the same name. It was developed by Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, with Lear and his producing partner Brent Miller as executive producers.
The series features an ensemble cast starring Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Rita Moreno. The show revolves around a Cuban-American family living in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, focusing on a single mom who is an Army veteran dealing with PTSD, her kids and her Cuban mother. The re-imagination of the original CBS sitcom tackles issues like mental illness, immigration, sexism,homophobia, and racism that Latinos living in the United States face.
Party of Five: is an American teen and family drama television series created for Free form by Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, based on the 1994 Fox series of the same name. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television, with Lippman, Keyser, and Rodrigo García serving as executive producers.
The series stars Brandon Larracuente, Emily Tosta, Niko Guardado, and Elle Paris Legaspi as four of the five Acosta children who must navigate daily struggles after their parents are deported back to Mexico.
Party of Five premiered on January 8, 2020, and its first season will consist of 10 episodes.
On My Block (Netflix):
On My Block is a teen drama television series, created by Lauren Lungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft.
Based in a rough inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood, we get to see four teens find their lifelong friendship tested as they begin high school.
On April 29, 2019, the series was renewed for a third season.