Concept: American sitcom set in California depicting the lives of an immigrant family. The parents speak Spanish and broken English, the kids speak Spanglish. The show consist of episodes of the complex lives of immigrants and their children. It shows the diversity not only of the ethnic group itself but the diversity within a single family. The parents work blue collar jobs and work really hard to support their kids. They have reccuring characters; one family is shown to be traditionalist and value machismo culture while another family tries to erase the ties from their home country by not teaching or allowing their children to speak Spanish. The show will also focus on the Malinchism, where Mexicans feel a sense of betrayal when one of their own marry outside their race.
Also, LGBT characters and how they deal with living in a culture where man/woman relations are valued and seen as the proper family structure by traditionalist. Struggles of daughters who want to go to college but feel pressured to marry and start a family. Sons who feel inferior because they love another man. Lesbians who are ostracized because they gave their love to a woman and not a man. Trans character having to fight against family members who hold old values. Disabled characters and their family and the lives they lead. Characters who are insulted and mocked by their family because they don’t feel connected to their heritage.
Dealing with issues of drugs, poverty, fear of deportation, families broken apart by both deportation and immigration, dead end jobs, inability to go to college, language barriers, teenage pregnancy, domestic abuse, racial tensions with other minorities, colorism (morena, blanca, negrita, guera) religion.
Basically a show of Mexican/Latino/Chicano/a struggles and issues within the culture itself. A culture that holds values and beliefs not only from America but also values from Mexico and values from Chicano/a culture.