One Day at a Time: Season 1 (2017)

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One Day at a Time breathes fresh life into the classic Norman Lear original with a lively, sharp, and proudly old-school sitcom bolstered by a surfeit of heart and terrific performances from Rita Moreno and Justina Machado.

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Critic Ratings: 34

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Air date: Jan 6, 2017

Penelope has her work cut out for her trying to convince her feminist daughter Elena to embrace her Cuban roots with a traditional quinceañera for her 15th birthday in the series premiere of this remake of Norman Lear's classic 1975 sitcom.

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When Penelope and Elena complain about not being taken seriously as women at work and school, Lydia offers advice from an older generation.

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When Lydia disappears after a heated argument with her daughter about religion, the smooth running of the household falls apart in her absence.

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Air date: Jan 6, 2017

Penelope suddenly finds herself back in the dating game after Schneider shows her how to use an online app for meeting people.

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Lydia grows suspicious of Elena and Carmen's intense relationship. Penelope later discovers that the inseparable friends are keeping a big secret.

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When Penelope's faithful car finally breaks down for good and she's forced to trade it in, she meets a kindred spirit in the unlikeliest of places.

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While navigating her way through an endless maze of red tape with Veterans Affairs to make a medical appointment, Penelope reaches her breaking point.

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Penelope tells her family she has a date and Lydia says she's going to church, but each secretly goes elsewhere. Meanwhile, Elena tests an attraction.

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Elena gets a congratulatory letter that leaves a bitter taste in her mouth. For a school project, Alex interviews Lydia, who reveals a family secret.

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When Penelope finds porn on Alex's laptop, she struggles to talk to him about sex, but their reluctant conversation leads to a surprising discovery.

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This comedy series is based on a sitcom of the same name that ran from 1975 to 1984, and follows the life of a Cuban-American family. Penelope (Justina Machado) is a nurse in the Army dealing with depression and anxiety after returning from service; Dwayne (Todd Grinnell) is Penelope's best friend, her landlord and a womanizer; Elena (Isabella Gomez) is Penelope's teenage daughter, who's dealing with personal issues that might affect her relationship with her family; Alex (Marcel Ruiz) is Penelope's son, who's trying to be popular at school; Lydia (Rita Moreno) is Penelope's very traditional Cuban mother. In Season 1, the family go through changes and difficult times, and deal with issues such as PTSD, depression and relationship drama.

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Critic Reviews for One Day at a Time Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (16)

The real-world issues give it weight, while the warmth of the family gives it heart.

Jan 6, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Somewhat amazingly, this turns out to be a comedy whose time has come again.

Jan 6, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Not perfect, but pretty darned good, and Moreno and Machado are a formidable comedy team indeed.

Jan 5, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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What's here is sincere in its intentions, honest to its characters, and clever on every level.

Jan 9, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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If One Day At A Time can elevate its comedy to match the more serious moments, it just might become the kind of groundbreaking television show the original was.

Jan 9, 2017 | Full Review…
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Not only does One Day at a Time snatch the winning crown for the most inclusive show at Mediaversity, it blows its competition out of the water.

Aug 18, 2019 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

With amazing performances, incredible writing, and genuine dialogue, One Day at a Time is a triumph for Netflix.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

I can tell you with absolute certainty that this show is an emotional roller coaster, one where this minute you're crying your eyes out and the next one you're laughing so hard your stomach hurts.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

In the end, One Day at a Time is a series that manages to separate itself from its genre to deliver valuable content. [Full review in Spanish]

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

One Day at a Time acknowledges this pain, processes it, and offers a warm, welcome escape-a spot on the couch in front of the TV. Its defiant optimism and earnestness make it compulsively watchable.

Jan 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a real charmer that shows the traditional sitcom format is still durable.

Dec 27, 2017 | Full Review…

That it does so while being funny, clever, empathetic, and deeply touching (most often all in the same episode) makes it one of the best shows Netflix has put out in a while, and their most successful comedy since Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for One Day at a Time: Season 1

  • Mar 31, 2020
    An incredibly fun, hilarious and heart-warming show. Each episode never fails to amaze (or sometimes make you cry). Trust me, it's worth the binge.
  • Mar 14, 2020
    One of the best shows out there to show true diversity. One Day at a Time tackles issues that everyone and every family can relate to, regardless of color.

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