The Secret Life of the American Teenager to Switch at Birth and The Fosters, Freeform is know for it’s bold takes on teen dramas. At the start of the new year, the network launched Party of Five, a reboot of the 1994 American drama. The reboot follows a similar premise with a family of 5Continue reading “US Immigration story: Part of Five 2020”
Tanya Saracho’s Vida is a celebration of authentic, and modern Latinx culture. Vida ‘s narrative and representation is essential in shaping the understanding of the complexities of the Latinx culture in the U.S. Moreover, for the Latinx community, it is a chance to see themselves, and to have conversations that were once considered taboo.Let usContinue reading “The Women of Vida”
As March 24th approaches so does the season 4 premiere of One Day a Time on Pop Tv. I’m excited to reminisce about the 3 generations of Latina women living under one roof! The reboot series run by Gloria Calderon and Mike Royce was originally on Netflix from 2017 -2019. The sitcom delved into theContinue reading “The Women of One Day at a Time”
Filled with dynamic Latinx characters, Gentefied, has quickly become one of my favorite binged shows on Netflix. The dramedy produced by American Ferrera and created by Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chavez is based on a 2017 web series. The story about the Mexican-American Morales primos Ana, Chris, and Erik who work at the family business, Mama Fina restaurant.Continue reading “The Women of Gentefied”
This year, I’ve been excited to see many more women lead television programming (even Netflix has a category for it) but as a media critic, I can’t justify the addition of these shows or characters, when they are hindering the story or not contributing any sense of female empowerment. I hope one day we wouldn’t need a special category on Netflix, but until then, here are the folks who have created fantastic women characters and others that have failed in their attempt.