Judy Reyes

After three years in prison on a drug conviction, Enrique (Esai Morales) is coming home to the Bronx and to his family. It wasn’t his first time in the joint, but he intends for it to be his last. He returns home to his wife Angela (Judy Reyes) who seems emotionally distant and his son Michael (Harmony Santana) who’s also changed quite a bit in the past few years. It’s not quite the homecoming Enrique expected, and he immediately tries to take control of the situation in the only way he knows how… by demanding it. But with the added stress of a parole officer (Isiah Whitlock Jr) just waiting for him to screw up, his every move could be the one that sends him back to jail. His wife’s secret affair eats at his manhood, and his new boss at a low-wage kitchen job treats him with disrespect and disdain, but it’s his son’s refusal to meet his masculine ideals and expectations that challenges Enrique the most. Michael’s lost interest in sports, hangs around with a less than manly crowd, and seems to be hiding a double life. A double life as a teenage girl named Vanessa. Michael is a transsexual in the preliminary stages of moving from a male to a female, and he meets regularly with an older woman who’s been down that path and provides him with medication, encouragement, and incredibly uncomfortable-looking injections to plump up his ass cheeks. Enrique is not programmed to understand what […]

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Sitcoms by definition are interested almost exclusively in making the audience laugh. Comedy is the core of their existence, but the best ones are capable of adding something more to the mix. Something a bit more serious, a bit more emotional, and a bit more concerned with their characters’ hearts. Scrubs is one of the best examples of a show that earned an audience for being both incredibly humorous and capable of working the tear ducts with storylines and characters that connect with our own hopes, fears, and emotions. And yes, I am talking about seasons one through seven only… we can all agree the final two seasons (8/9) need never be mentioned again.

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