1. They Are Talented
First of all, the show’s writer, Carlito Rodriguez, is of Cuban and Dominican descent and previously was editor-in-chief for The Source, so he knows a thing or two about hip hop, Latin culture and star power. Oh, and he’s way talented, as you can tell from watching any episode. In addition, Mexican-American singer Becky G, who plays Valentina Galindo, a singer recently signed to Empire Records, adds natural Latin spunk, bouncing between Spanish and English-speaking dialogue—which is not easy to do.