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Cristela was the first U.S. sitcom created by a Latina woman. The first! Based on comedienne Cristela Alonzo’s own family, Cristela constantly battled her family’s traditional, outdated and often debilitating views on a consistent basis. The episode where Cristela learned that her mother purposely denied her the opportunity to partake in a gifted and talented program because “we are not supposed to aim so high,” was both heartbreaking and beautifully written. Unfortunately, Cristela didn’t make it past season one, but you can watch reruns of it on Netflix.