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One Day at a Time: Season 1 (2017)




Critic 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.


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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.


Todd Grinnell
as Schneider
Stephen Tobolowsky
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All Critics (32) | Top Critics (16)

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

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

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

January 6, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Not perfect, but pretty darned good, and Moreno and Machado are a formidable comedy team indeed.

January 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.

January 9, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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.

January 9, 2017 | Full Review…
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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.

August 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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