Gentefied is an American comedy-drama streaming television series created by Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez that premiered on Netflix on February 21, 2020.
Karrie Martin, Joseph Julian Soria, Carlos Santos, and Joaqun Coso star in the show. The series was renewed for a second season in May 2020, which will premiere on November 10, 2021. The series was canceled after two seasons in January 2022.
The ‘Gentefied’ Ending Explained — Breaking Down the Finale
The fear of what will happen to Mama Fina’s taco shop in the aftermath of gentrification pervades all ten episodes of Gentefied. While the show makes fun of the fact that Instagrammers are eager to post photos of their tacos at the shop because of the “throwback” decor, the cousins are all aware that the influx of wealth in the neighborhood will most likely force it to close.
This central issue, while always present, is not the only source of contention throughout the season. Ana (Karrie Martin), Erik (Joseph Julian Soria), and Chris (Carlos Santos), the three cousins, are all dealing with their own issues, ranging from romance to family.
Because their parents are mostly absent during the first season, the three are the most devoted to the family patriarch, Pop (Joaquin Cosio).
Pop is detained by ICE after a run-in with the law in the Season 1 finale. Erik welcomes daughter Delfina with her in the finale after pursuing Lidia (Annie Gonzalez) at the start of the season.
And also exhibits her artwork, but she feels it is inappropriate for the main piece to be one inspired by her relationship with Yessika (Julissa Calderon), as the two have already broken up.
She also discovers that Yessika was correct about Ana’s art director, Tim. Yessica had warned her that Tim was taking advantage of her, which she realizes near the end. Of course, she’s already broken up with Yessika, and their problems won’t be resolved until Season 2.
Chris’s father, who had previously not appeared on the show, offers to pay for Chris to attend culinary school. While the generous offer is assisting Chris in his dreams, we have a sneaking suspicion that this is not a genuine arrangement.
Mama Fina’s, sadly, succumbs to the change in the neighborhood when it is purchased by an L.A. artist. The buyer’s goal is to transform the taco shop into a pop-up experience, which is the polar opposite of what it represented to Pop previously.
With so many cliffhangers left for the Morales family, it’s no surprise that fans are requesting an early renewal from Netflix.
The Episode Review
Gentefied season 2 concludes with a satisfying finale that wraps up all of the major plot points and gives our characters a fitting send-off. Gentefied is the perfect case study for writing a good ending, and to be honest, I don’t see this one returning for a third season based on this.
The majority of the season has focused on Casimiro’s court case while also incorporating these three kids and their subplots. By the end of the season, every character has a satisfying conclusion, with our characters growing and evolving over time.
There’s not much else to say other than congratulations to everyone involved with Gentefied for preventing another dreaded cliffhanger!