Party of Five: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)

Season 1
Party of Five

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With a strong cast and empathetic storytelling, Party of Five's timely reinvention adds a new layer of urgency while still honoring the original series.



Critic Ratings: 26


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User Ratings: 51
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Air date: Jan 8, 2020
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Air date: Feb 16, 2020
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Brandon Larracuente
as Emilio Buendía
Emily Tosta
as Lucia Buendía
Niko Guardado
as Beto Buendía
Elle Paris Legaspi
as Valentina Buendía
Bruno Bichir
as Javier
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Critic Reviews for Party of Five Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (14)

The rare reboot with a purpose - and a heart.

Jan 7, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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There is potential for "Party" to deepen and grow in subsequent episodes, but the series might not have enough material to sustain itself. "Party" might have a reason to exist, but it needs a reason to keep going, too.

Jan 9, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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The stories can be predictable, and the family too often comes off as perpetual victims... At a time when the immigration debate still involves kids kept in cages, there is no better moment for America to see a series like this.

Jan 3, 2020 | Full Review…
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It's a compelling premise, though the show still needs to flesh out the kids as characters... But early on, the strongest aspect of the show is how it commits to an agonizing situation that is easy for unaffected people to simply look away from.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

It won't go viral, but Party of Five has heart.

Feb 10, 2020 | Full Review…

The new version of Party of Five... is a timely reinterpretation of the original, a remix with meaning.

Jan 7, 2020 | Full Review…
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Worthy Latinx reboot of '90s classic has drinking, sex.

Jan 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If you liked the Salingers, you'll like the Acostas.

Jan 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Party of Five is a tender, topical revamping of an already-tragic story that somehow makes things even more heart-wrenching.

Jan 9, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

While it entertains, the series calls on those who feel the Acostas' pain to stand up for other real life families like the Acostas.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Party of Five's power expresses itself both in theory and in practice. To dramatize deportation in the current political climate is gutsy.

Feb 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Each episode builds out this family and their world a little more, and they're a family worth visiting.

Jan 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Party of Five: Season 1

  • Jan 27, 2020
    A relevant show with a great cast. I've only seen the first couple episodes so I'm looking forward to seeing how the characters develop.
  • Jan 27, 2020
    i just didn't like it , i am Latino, i prefer the original from the 90's
  • Jan 22, 2020
    Very real and uncensored 👏🏼
  • Jan 21, 2020
    This reboot has a noble story arc; but the casting, script and direction are for Nickelodeon graduates: pretty people whose "acting" looks and sounds like "ACTING." Everything has a veneer of FAKE on it. The pushy music track and lingering gazes are leading, like an emotional moron being pulled along by the hand.
  • Jan 18, 2020
    You have to watch "Party of Five"! You will laugh & you will cry 😭 Highly recommend 👍🏼
  • Jan 16, 2020
    Contrived. Tired. Don't waste your time.
  • Jan 16, 2020
    I loved the original series Party of Five and love the reboot twist to the storyline! It's modern and is based on what many immigrant families have to deal with in today's society.
  • Jan 15, 2020
    I find it unwatchable. Nothing like the original.
  • Jan 14, 2020
    The first two episodes get it off to a good start. (I am puzzled by audience reviews that talk about episodes past that as they have not yet aired. I believe the first five episodes were screened for critics so they get to comment on all of those.) It's an interesting blend of old and new; the age structure of the children matches the original but the characters have been renamed and redrawn. (Though in a cute touch, the younger of the non-infant sons still has the family nickname "Bay".) Of course they lead eventful lives; it's a television drama, after all. It hasn't yet reached the level of implausibility of The Fosters, who had enough happen to them in five seasons to last five lifetimes for ordinary people. (Don't get me wrong, I loved that show anyway.)
  • Jan 11, 2020
    Incredible! Yes, it may be predictable, but I couldn't stop watching! It was heartfelt and amazing!

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