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Here’s the Top 24 Netflix Original Shows Created By Latinos

We’re giving it up for Netflix, friends. Netflix Original productions feature so many Latinx stars, directors and screenwriters, ranging from Spanish-Language to English-scripted thrillers, crime dramas, documentaries, telenovelas, teen series, and reboots.

Carve out the next few weekends and ready yourself for mitú’s Top 23 Netflix Original Productions featuring Latinos.

1. “On My Block”

Netflix

Follow this quartet of smarty*pants friends who navigate life as Los Angeles high school students and try not to relate.

*streets and book

2. “One Day at a Time”

Netflix

This isn’t your mother’s “One Day at a Time.” This is full of pro-immigration, pro-love, pro-feminist power and with a 100 percent Latino cast to boot.

3. “The Day I Met El Chapo”

Netflix

We love Kate del Castillo. We Love crime stories. We love that this was made into a three part docu-series of her scandalous encounter with wanted drug lord El Chapo.

4. “Stranger Things”

Netflix

There’s nothing more strangely satisfying than binge-watching this Netflix Original thriller placed in a small Indiana town in 1983. Starring Spain-born Millie Bobby Brown, you’ll be thanking the stars there’s three seasons available to binge.

5. “You Get Me”

Netflix

Starring our favorite red-headed Latina, Bella Thorne, get yourself some elote to pair with this teen thriller. Spoiler: she cute but she cray.

6. “To the Bone”

Netflix

When Ellen, a 20-year old with anorexia nervosa, goes on a harrowing journey of self-discovery that leads her to a group home, she meets Rosa, played by Joanna Sanchez. This film raises much needed awareness about the deadliest mental illness in existence.

7. “Altered Carbon”

Netflix

Martha Higareda is a Mexican born actress, screenwriter, producer and a star in this Netflix Original action thriller where the rich are immortal and the poor are pawns in their game. Not too far off?

8. “Girls Incarcerated”

Netflix

At Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility in Indiana, you’ll meet the young (mostly Latino and Black) girls who struggle with the circumstances that brought them there. Watch them turn their lives around.

9. “#RealityHigh”

Netflix

Director Fernando Lebrija gives us all a shero we can root for. High school senior Dani Barnes is just about to reach her dream of getting into UC Davis, the world’s top veterinary school, until she’s drawn in by a new friend’s SoCal glamor.

10. “3%”

Netflix

Creator Pedro Aguilera made a show that is the definition of cutthroat. There are two sides: progress and devastation. You get a chance to make it to the “better side” but only 3 percent succeed. I’m stressed.

11. “Cable Girls”

Netflix

? Watch ? this ? show! Based in 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company casually manage romance, friendship and daily lives while they ring in the revolution.

12. “Club of Crows”

Netflix

Imagine you’re a brother-sister duo and you just inherited a soccer team. Ok, I get it. You can’t. Just watch this Spanish-language Netflix series instead. It’s got all the jajas.

Read: 23 Latinx Documentaries On Netflix to Elevate Your Weekend

13. “Daredevil”

Netflix

While Daredevil is blind, praise Rhianna we get to watch Rosario Dawson’s immaculate face shine on in the hit Netflix Daredevil series. She’s my superhero.

14. “Easy”

Netflix

This show offers 8 separate plots so that each episode tells a full story. S2:E1 features Puerto Rican Aubrey Plaza watch in disbelief as her neighbors become obsessed with an Amazon package thief. #GetALife

15. “Edha”

Netflix

Staring Juana Viale, check out a real life Netflix Original telenovela filled with revenge, passion and secretos. Best part: the protagonist is a single mom slaying as a fashion designer.

Read : 18 TV Shows About Real ‘All American’ Families That Aren’t ‘Roseanne’

16. “El Ministerio del Tiempo”

Netflix

It’s The Ministry of Magic meets Spain. Three officers from different eras in history work for a secret agency that guards Spain’s past from time-traveling intruders trying to manipulate history. I’m already hooked.

17. “Four Seasons in Havana”

Netflix

Watch detective Mario Conde, played by Jorge Perugorría, investigate Havana’s darkest, deadliest crimes. There will be lots of liquor in this one, guys.

18. “Juana Inés”

Netflix

Damn, Netflix made a Spanish-Language show about a powerful feminist nun, Juana Inés de la Cruz, who gets involved in a lesbian love affair in 17th-century Mexico. This is Handmaid’s Tale with less sobbing. Show your abuela.

19. “La Familia P. Luche”

Netflix

This might be more up your mom’s alley, but c. 2012 Spanish-Language sitcom “La Familia P. Luche” will make you laugh.

20. “Money Heist”

Netflix

This suspense thriller features eight thieves who take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain. Best part? The criminal masterminds are manipulating the police every step of the way.

21. “Morocco: Love in Times of War”

Netflix

Netflix at it again killing at Spanish-Language telenovelas. This one is based in 1921 and features nurse trainees from Madrid’s upper class at a hospital in Melilla, for Rif War soldiers. Watch these women fall in love and save lives while they’re at it.

22. “Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy”

Netflix

Mexican comedian Cristela Alonzo skewers Latino stereotypes in this standup and we’re here for every second of it. Especially the stories about her tough loving madre. #same

23. “Surviving Escobar”

Netflix

This is the story about Pablo Escobar’s No. 1 hitman and his quest to stay alive and gain respect in the prison hierarchy while the Medellín Cartel crumbles.

24. “The Fundamentals of Caring”

Netflix

Selena Gomez is in this film. ‘Nuff said. After Paul Rudd’s character decides to become a teen’s caregiver, they offer stranded teen (Selena Gomez) a ride and everything changes. You’ve got time for this.

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Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

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Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

Photos: State of California, Gabriel’s Justice/Facebook

Gabriel Fernandez’s mother, Pearl Fernandez, is trying to have her murder conviction thrown out. The 37-year-old woman has been in jail since 2018 for the murder and torture of her eight-year old son.

Pearl Fernandez is petitioning the court for resentencing, hoping to have her first-degree murder and/or second-degree murder charges thrown out.

Fernandez is hoping to have her sentence vacated based off of new changes to the California state penal code. “I think that she feels that somehow maybe, you know, the special circumstance will be dismissed or maybe she’ll have a chance that the D.A. will agree with the petition,” Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami said to CBSLA.

In June 2018, a judge sentenced Pearl Fernandez to life without parole. The judge charged Pearl Fernandez with the 2013 torture and killing of her eight-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez.

On May 22, 2013, Gabriel Fernandez died after suffering a fatal beating from his mother. Pearl Fernandez was allegedly angry that he didn’t clean up his toys.

The details of Pearl and her boyfriend’s lengthy torture campaign against Gabriel Fernandez are both gruesome and numerous. Over the course of his eight-month stay with Isauro Aguirre, the couple broke his bones, burned him with cigarettes, pepper-sprayed him, and forced him to eat his own vomit as well as animal feces. And that is just a short-list of what they did.

The case came to national attention after the release of the 2020 Netflix documentary, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez“. The documentary shone a spotlight on the insidious nature of child abuse. It also highlighted the systematic failures of the social services system that fails to protect children.

Elected officials have expressed their disgust at Pearl Fernandez for trying to escape justice by taking advantage of updated laws.

“The policies and directives from my office and these new laws created by the Legislature are emboldening murderers of children to apply to be re-sentenced,” said Deputy DA Hatami to City News Service. “This is completely unfair to the surviving families and their loved ones.”

He continued: “Families now have to relive all the horror that was perpetrated upon a small and helpless child. Based upon all the evidence presented at the grand jury, which was made public, and the jury trial, Pearl Fernandez was a major participant in the torture and murder of little Gabriel.”

It seems obvious by the fact that Pearl Fernandez is trying to get out of jail after torturing her son to death, that she isn’t remorseful about her actions.

Any other mother who killed her son would probably want to spend the rest of her life in jail instead of trying to find a way to get out of it.

If you believe someone you know is experiencing–or committing–child abuse, there are resources to help. Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. Staying vigilant could help save a child like Gabriel Fernandez.

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Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

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Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

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There is some very bad news for “Bridgerton” fans. On Friday, Netflix announced that Regé-Jean Page is not returning for the second season of the smash-hit Shondaland series. Regé-Jean Page played the dashing Duke Simon Basset in the first season.

Netflix told the world that Regé-Jean Page would not be returning to “Bridgerton” via a statement written in the voice of Lady Whistledown.

“While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family,” Lady Whistledown wrote.

They also added: “Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.”

Apparently, it was Regé-Jean Page’s decision not to return to the multicultural costume drama.

Although the role of duke Simon Basset shot Page to stardom, he feels that it’s now time for him to move onto bigger and better things. In an interview with Variety, Page said that Bridgerton producers always told him that his role would be a “one-season arc” with a “beginning, middle, end”.

“[I thought] ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series,” said Page. “I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”

According to Bridgerton producers, the next season will largely revolve around Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) as he tries to nab the love of his life.

Unfortunately, that storyline doesn’t seem quite as appealing to Bridgerton fans who loved to stare at Regé-Jean Page’s face for hours on end.

“Well, not sure what the point of watching this now,” said one disgruntled Twitter user. “We all know that Simon was the reason why most of us were watching this :/”

Fans of the book series, however, were much quicker to jump to Regé-Jean Page’s defense.

“Guys, each season is about one brother/sister, first season was about Daphne, second season will be about Anthony!” wrote another fan. “Simon won’t be the main character as he was. Accept Anthony and Kate [the new love interest]”. They added later: “The name [of the show] is ‘Bridgerton’ not Duke of Hastings.”

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