One Day at a Time: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
One Day at a Time

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 35


Audience Score

User Ratings: 527
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Air date: Jan 6, 2017
Air date: Jan 6, 2017
Air date: Jan 6, 2017
Air date: Jan 6, 2017
Air date: Jan 6, 2017
Air date: Jan 6, 2017
Air date: Jan 6, 2017
Air date: Jan 6, 2017
Air date: Jan 6, 2017
Air date: Jan 6, 2017
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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 (35) | 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…
Top Critic

What's here is sincere in its intentions, honest to its characters, and clever on every level.

Jan 9, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…

The newest Norman Lear situation comedy character to hit television may be too good to be true and too nice to be popular.

Mar 6, 2019 | 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…

Audience Reviews for One Day at a Time: Season 1

  • May 13, 2019
    very sweet and heartwarming show, even if not my absolute favourite. Very glad it exists, very good messages about family, social acceptance and overall wholesome themes that give me hope for humanity. Rita Moreno is absolute perfection
  • May 11, 2019
    My new favorite show, love, love, love. Hysterically funny!
  • May 01, 2019
    Most amazing i've ever seen!!
  • Apr 15, 2019
    This show was both moving and funny. It had everything!
  • Mar 25, 2019
    Amazing family show and a great show to talk about life and family with also the use of humor. This show makes me smile and feel understood all the time.
  • Mar 17, 2019
    A great start to a heartfelt and inspiring tv show with amazing latinx and lgbtq+ representation.
  • Mar 17, 2019
    first of all, how they dare to talk about history without knowing, if you don't know for sure DONT TALK ABOUT IT, they said terrible and incorrect things about Che Guevara. The character building is kind of stereotypical, the rebel teenager gay who is a social justice warrior, the teenage boy who just cares about his looks, the mom and the cuban grandma that is the most stereotypical of them all. Plus, the fact that just the grandma was born and raised on cuba, but the others on the family still call themselves cubans ¿¿?? you can't be latin or cuban if you didn't were raised there, cultures are about shared experiences not about accent, food or language. But, if you can get beyond this and the recorded laughter, the plot is good, it made me laugh and cry, i enjoyed it
  • Mar 14, 2019
    Best show Netflix well ever have #SaveODAAT #save
  • Mar 14, 2019
    Amazing show! One of the best for sure! Too bad Netflix has a horrible team & wanted to cancel the next season. #SaveODAAT
  • Feb 28, 2019
    Amazing show!!! There are no new family shows like this. Very strong protective Mom that moniters what her kids post on social sites, always knows their whereabouts, forces her kids to get part time jobs, checks up on them at concerts, friend's houses, dances, etc. I love to see good old fashioned hands on, nosey, 'oh no you're not' parenting. Kids are exposed to too much too soon these days and they have too much free rein and think they should be in control of their own lives except they have no idea what they're doing and no experience to base their decisions on. This show is modern while still being very traditional and perfectly dispicts how a close family should be. I just love everything about this show, it really touches your heart and makes you care about the people in it. The cast is simply phenomenonal. It's so rare that you find something so absolutely flawless and everyone that experiences it falls in love with it, but this show is it. The people that have seen it are passionate about it and are doing everything within their power to ensure a 4th season on Netflix. I hope there will be many more seasons because this is the kind of show familes need more of. How many shows have had Hispanic leads? I Love Lucy, Chico and the Man, George Lopez, One Day at a Time. That's all I can think of. This show is so right and at the right time, it would be a tragedy to take this away from people.

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