One Day at a Time: Season 4 (2020)


Season 4
One Day at a Time

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As layered, loving, and laugh-out-loud funny as ever, One Day at a Time successfully does the network shuffle without missing a beat.



Critic Ratings: 20


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User Ratings: 83

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Air date: Mar 24, 2020

After a census taker comes to the house, the Alvarez family reflects on their relationships, and what else the future may, or may not, have in store.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2020

After a disastrous evening, Penelope realizes she needs to change her relationship to money and do the unthinkable: buy something new; meanwhile Elena struggles to make it to an important e-sports match.

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Air date: Apr 7, 2020

Penelope is propelled to ask Alex about healthy human sexuality and defends herself from Lydia's criticisms.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2020

Lydia discovers something in the kitchen trash. Avery and Schneider are determined to win a costume contest.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2020

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Air date: Apr 28, 2020

The Alvarezes and their significant others find an elaborate romantic setting when a supermoon appears.

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Air date: Jun 16, 2020

Penelope's conservative family visit. Penelope dreads with the election coming up, they won't be able to avoid fighting over politics, leaving the Alvarezes to strategize how to get through with the family intact.

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Critic Reviews for One Day at a Time Season 4

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (11)

Hopefully, fans new and old will stick with the Alvarez clan as One Day at a Time remains the little engine that could and its leading ladies demand your respect.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

It's possible that the show sometimes overreaches for relevance. At this particular moment, however, it's both comforting and inspiring to watch as a family navigates the very real fact that they live on top of one another.

Jun 16, 2020 | Full Review…

There are so many good One Day at a Time episodes, but The Politics Episode could be the best yet. It's out of left field and unexpected, and it's delightful.

Jun 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

One Day at a Time could not be a better representation of the human spirit right now.

Apr 14, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show is money-conscious, race-conscious, gender-conscious, but too funny and heartfelt to feel self-conscious.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Thankfully many things about One Day at a Time have remained intact in Season 4, including the show's phenomenal cast and its ability to churn out topical and compelling storylines episode after episode.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

The census is a smart device to introduce ODAAT's characters to new Pop TV viewers who may not have seen the show before.

Jun 16, 2020 | Full Review…

While little of the comedy's charm is missing, it does have an older vibe, largely due to the growth spurt of Alex.

Mar 27, 2020 | Full Review…

It feels as though nothing has changed. It's all familiar and the characters are as funny and endearing as they always were. The writing is just as witty, too.

Mar 25, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The season premiere of One Day at a Time proves that while the show may be on a new network, its spark hasn't burned out. In fact, it's brighter than ever.

Mar 25, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If you're coming to it for the first time, you're watching a series that not only has some of the best actors working on sitcoms today, but they've been a TV family long enough that the chemistry among the cast is quite apparent.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

One Day at a Time doesn't miss a step.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for One Day at a Time: Season 4

  • Jan 11, 2021
    It was just a boring show.
  • Nov 07, 2020
    I want to move into the building and be a secondn wacky neighbor to be adopted by this family.
  • Oct 23, 2020
    I'm 5 episodes into Season 4, the first away from Netflix, and I'm so happy to see the show is just as funny, moving, well-acted, and well-written as ever. I'm thrilled that CBS has added it to their lineup and that a 5th season is in the works. The spirit of the original still runs deep in this version. I especially love the true, loving, and respectful friendship between Penelope and Schneider— something that did not exist in the same way in the original.
  • Aug 22, 2020
    I love ODAAT so much! I want this family to adopt me. More to the point, I love how the show's creators have so perfectly captured the essence of classic 1970s Norman Lear, BUT in a show very much for today. Top notch. Smart, really funny, great performances and characters.
  • Jul 21, 2020
    I used to love every aspect of this show, especially feeling represented within the Latino culture, as well as the show's sense of humor. However, a huge flaw within the show is its one-sided political views. I felt as though all liberal values were accepted/praised and anything aside from these liberal values was wrong/unacceptable. As someone with a neutral political stance, I highly recommend keeping politics out of your show, it's too bold for you to assume that everyone in the audience agrees with these values. Not to mention that you are communicating to young conservatives, moderates, and independents that they are morally wrong for pursuing their values. Likewise, if a person doesn't agree with the views of the president or a certain political party consider encouraging people to learn to respect different political values instead of scolding the opposite side for having different views. There are no right or wrong political views here
  • Jul 19, 2020
    So many poc find it a struggle to find this type of representation. And when that's delivered with legitimately funny dialogue, fun/interesting plotline, and loveable, endearing characters, then I have absolutely no complaints. I'm just disappointed in Netflix for dropping this amazing show.
  • Jul 05, 2020
    You have butchered a classic show. How dare you .
  • Jul 03, 2020
    Very diverse and while still talking about day to day important issues still managed to leave a smile on your face!
  • Jun 29, 2020
    I REALLY want to like this show. I love, love, love Rita. I love Norman too. But it is just not funny.
  • Jun 19, 2020
    Hilarious, heart warming and educational.

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