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Recent survey results reveal that 58% of parents want television shows that celebrate the race, heritage and values of their children as well as address gender identity, sexual orientation or disabilities. Even with trailblazers such as Gloria Estefan and Sofia Vergara at the forefront, Latino representation on television remains limited. Therefore, it's crucial that we support shows which make an impactful statement about Latino culture and identity. 1. It's a family show Though some of With Love's romantic arcs can seem soapy at times, you're hard-pressed not to be charmed by its warm embrace-your-parents vibe and when this '80s throwback show tackles family dynamics it does so with an authentic tone not often found among Latino series. Jorge and Beatriz's experiences of infidelity or Henry and Sol's journey toward reconciling their relationship with his gender identity stand out as examples of this dedication; similar couples may not usually represented. Gloria Calderon Kellett (of Netflix's One Day at a Time) and her team successfully bring cultural traditions that may otherwise go overlooked into entertainment, such as ofrendas and ceremonial baths, to life through this series. While some conversations within Lily's family might feel forced (such as when Lily's boyfriend explains to all her family what bisexuality means), the vast majority are inclusive, sex-positive, and open to new influences. Few problems in this show cannot be solved with a passionate declaration of love or an emotionally satisfying punch to the face, which makes it so endearing. There's nothing better than watching a family show that knows how to have fun without taking itself too seriously. With Love deserves the accolade of best Latino parent representation on TV. The show serves as an insightful reminder that real, authentic families exist everywhere - the possibilities for finding their ideal match can seem limitless! And who wouldn't enjoy watching something that allows them to spend an evening cuddling close with mom wearing her poncho? 2. It's a comedy Networks produce close to 500 scripted series annually, yet few Latino-focused shows stand out among this sea of series. While there are notable exceptions - Jennifer Lopez and America Ferrera's cop drama Shades of Blue as well as Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's CW teen dramas Star and Dynasty featuring Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa are great examples - these shows tend to focus more on crime or family dynamics rather than featuring Latino families themselves - there are few good sitcoms such as ABC's One Day at a Time and Starz's Vida; however these shows tend to focus more on crime or family dynamics rather than featuring Latino families; there's not many others out there that showcase Latino families such as One Day at a Time or Starz Vida. Gloria Calderon Kellett and her Amazon Prime show With Love are doing much to change that situation, with Emeraude Toubia and Mark Indelicato playing siblings Lily and Jorge Diaz (Emeraude Toubia and Mark Indelicato respectively) finding love despite family obligations, career pressures, holiday drama and unexpected romantic possibilities. Other cast members include Rome Flynn, Desmond Chiam, Todd Grinnell, Isis King Benito Martinez and Constance Marie. What sets With Love apart is its emphasis on cultural traditions. The show embraces a pro-sexual, inclusive message as well as acknowledging that not all Latinos are the same. Kellett has taken great care to write for a diverse audience which can be seen through her diverse cast. Notably, this show does not shy away from sensitive issues like dealing with grief over loved one deaths and coming out as gay within Latino culture. This makes a welcome change from other shows like Hulu's East Los High which ran for four seasons but ultimately had to be cancelled due to low ratings. 3. It's a romantic comedy Majorities of Americans believe that romantic comedies must be funny (71%), with other criteria also taken into account when classifying a movie as such. These criteria include believing the plot must revolve around romance with obstacles to be overcome and dramatic romantic gestures (65%). Most also agree that these films must end happily ever after (64%). Romance comedy nonbelievers might roll their eyes at these sorts of narrative contrivances, but they forget that successful stories rely on creating an emotional connection between characters - something With Love does beautifully. At its heart, this show is unapologetic about being Latine; yet its subjects are presented in an honest and authentic manner that should appeal to a wide audience. In particular, its depiction of sexuality among teenagers and adults stands out as particularly fresh and nuanced; storylines that revolve around Jorge Sr. and Beatriz -- two individuals who have experienced long-term relationship disconnection -- are particularly meaningful. With Love features an inclusive cast, featuring 15 actors from various races and ethnic backgrounds including Rome Flynn, Desmond Chiam, Isis King, Todd Grinnell, Vincent Rodriguez III, Benito Martinez and Constance Marie. This diversity allows the show to explore various aspects of Latino culture comprehensively; such as when a family embraces traditions such as ofrendas and celebrates Dia de los Muertos - symbolic ways Latino families express their heritage and heritage. 4. It's a family sitcom Shows like The Warm Embrace offer comforting reminders that everything will turn out fine. With Love offers a refreshing family-oriented vibe in an otherwise complex TV landscape where Latino-centric stories often fail. While shows such as Amazon's One Day at a Time with Sofia Vergara and Hulu's drama about transgender teens coming out can garner positive reception, many other Latino-centric sitcoms or rom-coms either don't last beyond a few episodes before getting cancelled outright. Tia Gladys (played by series creator Gloria Calderon Kellett) stands out among most Hispanic characters on TV for being successful and free of stereotyped burdens that they often carry, an example being Gloria herself playing her in this show! Tia's vibrant, self-confident character exudes joy as she lives her life unpartnered without disappointment - unlike so many Latina women depicted elsewhere on screen who constantly feel disappointed by their romantic lives. The show also explores familiar relationship tropes such as friends-to-lovers, serendipitous meetings and captivating will-they-won't-theys while using these scenarios to pose larger questions about what it means to be parents or couples. Furthermore, it strives to highlight cultural traditions that might be difficult for non-Latinos to comprehend such as Dia de los Muertos celebration or Jorge's fascination with traditional Mexican dances. However, some elements of the show can be too simplistic and predictable, particularly regarding character love stories such as Santiago's. His dismissiveness towards love doesn't come across as fresh or unique and rarely attempts to persuade Lily otherwise. 5. It's a family drama Finding quality Latino family dramas on television can be tricky. Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez recently highlighted what she sees as one of the biggest challenges to representation: even though Latinos make up 18% of US population, we only make up 5% of leading roles on screen despite this statistic increasing year by year; Netflix cancelled One Day at a Time and put off production of its sequel; ABC rejected Diane Guerrero's culture clash sitcom Type-A while CBS promoted Paul Attanasio-led Sons of Anarchy spinoff Salamander as well. These cancellations and delays underscore how much work remains to be done - another reason we appreciate shows like With Love that provide realistic depictions of family dynamics for Latinx viewers that is usually lacking from mainstream programming. Lily (Emeraude Toubia from Shadowhunters) and Jorge, Lily's brother Jorge's new serious partner, must navigate all the complexities associated with being part of an extended family. Their relationships are constantly tested by expectations and insecurities from members of their extended Diaz clan while also dealing with their own transition into adulthood. "La Familia" is an entertaining, touching, and moving series that emphasizes the value of having strong support systems when facing difficult circumstances or trying to meet family expectations. Furthermore, this series serves as a timely reminder that it's not enough just to include Latino families as part of our storylines; we require narratives which provide more complex portrayals that reflect all aspects of our identities.