Gentefied

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Gentefied
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GenreComedy-drama
Created byMarvin Lemus & Linda Yvette Chávez
Starring
Music byBrian D'Oliveira
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Wileen Dragovan
CinematographyLogan Schneider
Editor(s)
  • Edwin Ulysses Rivera
  • Jesus Huidobro
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time25–32 minutes
Production company(s)
  • MACRO
  • Sector 7 Productions
  • Anchor Baby Productions
  • Take Fountain Productions
  • Yellow Brick Road
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

Gentefied is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez, that premiered on Netflix on February 21, 2020.[1] The series stars Karrie Martin, Joseph Julian Soria, Carlos Santos and Joaquín Cosio. In May 2020, the series was renewed for a second season.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

Gentefied follows the story of "three Mexican-American cousins and their struggle to chase the American Dream, even while that same dream threatens the things they hold most dear: their neighborhood, their immigrant grandfather and the family taco shop".[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Joaquín Cosío as Casimiro "Pop" Morales, a widowed owner of "Mama Fina's"
  • J.J. Soria as Erik Morales, one of Pop's grandsons with a baby on the way
  • Karrie Martin as Ana Morales, one of Pop's granddaughters and an artist
  • Carlos Santos as Chris Morales, one of Pop's grandsons and a chef

Recurring[edit]

  • Julissa Calderon as Yessika Castillo, Ana's girlfriend who is a local activist
  • Jaime Alvarez as Javier, a local musician
  • Greg Ellis as Chef Austin, Chris' boss at "Mangia" who is also the executive chef
  • Annie Gonzalez as Lidia Solis, Erik's pregnant highly educated girlfriend
  • Bianca Melgar as Nayeli Morales, Ana's sister and another of Pop's granddaughters
  • Laura Patalano as Beatriz Morales, Ana and Nayeli's mother who is a seamstress
  • Rafael Sigler as Pancho Solis, Lidia's father
  • Al Patiño as Chuey
  • Brenda Banda as Norma, one of Pop's employees
  • Felipe Esparza as Crazy Dave
  • Michelle Ortiz as Connie

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Casimiro"Marvin LemusMarvin Lemus & Linda Yvette ChávezFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)
2"Bail Money"Marvin LemusMarvin Lemus & Linda Yvette ChávezFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)
3"Bad Hombres"America FerreraAlessia CostantiniFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)
4"Unemployed AF"America FerreraArielle DíazFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)
5"The Mural"Marta CunninghamLinda Yvette ChávezFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)
6"The Grapevine"Marta CunninghamMarvin LemusFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)
7"Brown Love"Aurora GuerreroMonica MacerFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)
8"Women's Work"Aurora GuerreroEmilia SerranoFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)
9"Protest Tacos"Andrew AhnMonica Macer & Camila María Concepción & Jamie Bess TunkelFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)
10"Delfina"Andrew AhnLinda Yvette Chávez & Marvin LemusFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On February 6, 2019, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a ten-episode first season. The series is created by Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez who are credited as executive producers alongside Monica Macer, Aaliyah Williams, America Ferrera, Charles D. King, Kim Roth and Teri Weinberg. America Ferrera will also be directing two episodes of the series.[4][5] MACRO, Take Fountain and Yellow Brick Road will be involved in the production of the series.[3] The series was released on February 21, 2020.[1] On May 18, 2020, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.[2]

Casting[edit]

In April 2019, it was announced that Karrie Martin, Joseph Julian Soria, Carlos Santos and Joaquín Cosio would star in the series.[6][7] In May 2019, it was reported that Julissa Calderon, Annie Gonzalez, Laura Patalano, Felipe Esparza, Rafael Sigler, Jaime Alvarez, Bianca Melgar, Michelle Ortiz and Alejandro Patiño were cast in recurring roles.[8]

Release[edit]

On January 21, 2020, Netflix released the official trailer for the series.[9]

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 91% based on 22 reviews, with an average rating of 7.95/10. The website's critical consensus states, "If at times a bit blunt, Gentefied's gente-centric approach to the realities of gentrification is as strikingly personal as it is hilariously relatable."[10] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Petski, Denise (January 21, 2020). "'Gentefied' Latinx Comedy Gets Netflix Premiere Date & Official Trailer". DeadlineHollywood. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Petski, Denise (May 18, 2020). "'Gentefied' Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (February 6, 2019). "'Gentefied': Netflix Orders Latinx Dramedy From America Ferrera, Teri Weinberg, Macro & Web Series Duo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Mathews, Liam (January 21, 2020). "Watch the Trailer for Netflix's New Spanglish Comedy Gentefied". TV Guide. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  5. ^ Grobar, Matt (January 29, 2020). "'Gentefied' EP America Ferrera: Netflix Comedy Series Captures "All Of The Things That I Am" — Sundance Studio". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise; Andreeva, Nellie (April 5, 2019). "'Gentefied': Karrie Martin, JJ Soria, Carlos Santos & Joaquin Cosio To Star In Netflix Latinx Dramedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Porter, Rick (April 5, 2019). "Netflix's America Ferrera-Produced Latinx Dramedy 'Gentefied' Sets Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (May 22, 2019). "'Gentefied': Netflix Sets Recurring Cast For Latinx Dramedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Dry, Jude (January 21, 2020). "'Gentefied' Trailer: Bilingual Comedy Makes a Meal Out of LA Gentrification". IndieWire. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  10. ^ "Gentefied: Season 1 (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  11. ^ "Gentefied: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved April 4, 2020.

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