Vida: Season 1 (2018)

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Vida

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Vida explores familiar familial ground from a fresh perspective to create an earnest and heartfelt take on identity and what it means to belong.

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Critic Ratings: 37

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User Ratings: 436

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1
Air date: May 6, 2018
2
Air date: May 13, 2018
3
Air date: May 20, 2018
4
Air date: May 27, 2018
5
Air date: Jun 3, 2018
6
Air date: Jun 10, 2018
7
Air date: May 26, 2019
8
Air date: May 26, 2019

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"Vida" is a half-hour series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and the surprising truth about their mother?s identity.

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Critic Reviews for Vida Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (18)

Couching a familiar story in an authentic, specific experience helps create transformative, groundbreaking television. And Vida delivers.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…
NPR
Top Critic

Vida deftly takes on themes of sexual identity in communities of color, assimilation, fraught sibling dynamics, discrimination and gentefication...

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…
NPR
Top Critic

Despite the hardly surprising plotting, Vida excels as a series with a notably different look and feel.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a very good, very complicated story about people who keep doing things that are frustrating, that seem to take them either a step backward or a step sideways for no good reason.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…
NPR
Top Critic

Fine newcomer with excellent cast, and some universal themes.

May 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Vida should never be lacking in things to say; it fires off socio-political commentary as fast as the quick-tempered Emma will come down on anyone who questions her heritage.

Mar 12, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's a lot more tucked inside Vida than the story of the Hernandez sisters, but that story is plenty gripping all on its own, and the performances are exceptional.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It manages to turn a potentially abstract subject like gentrification into potent and personal material for drama, and smartly views the way different characters are either linked or divided by blood, ethnicity, sexuality, and more.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

In many ways a road map into the real American mosaic of 2018 in all its messy, hurtful, complex and heartfelt glory.

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Showrunner Tanya Saracho has truly created a unique television experience. She knows how to create meaningful and palpable conflict through ... interesting visual language.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vida: Season 1

  • Jun 10, 2019
    Extraordinary. I am blown away by how good this show is. Definitely in the top ten TV series of all time. The cast, the writing, the cinematography, and the directing--unbelievable. Do not miss this gem of a show!!
  • Jun 06, 2019
    incredible writing, stellar acting, great cinematography but too much gratuitous sex.
  • Aug 02, 2018
    Laaaaaaame. The only thing worse than the show is getting bombarded by adds For it in between decent stuff.
  • Jul 22, 2018
    Can't wait for season 2!
  • Jul 15, 2018
    VIDA IS A BEAUTIFUL AND HONEST STORY OF LOVE AND LOSS. LYN AND EMMA ARE LEFT TO DEAL WITH THE AFTERMATH OF THEIR MOTHERS DEATH AND A SURPRISE ABOUT HER LIFE THAT THEY MUST CONFRONT AS WELL AS CONFRONTING THEIR OWN PAST. SEEING A BEAUTIFUL CAST OF LATINX FOLKS BRINGS COMPLETE JOY TO MY HEART AS IT PAVES THE WAY FOR MORE INCLUSIVE PROGRAMMING AS WELL AS TELLING STORIES OF THE LATINX QUEER EXPERIENCE THAT OFTEN GO UNHEARD. THIS SHOW IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
  • Jul 09, 2018
    FINALLY a show that touches on so many taboos, unapologetically at that! One of the best shows of the year! The characters are so layered and raw. I love the strong female cast and the Latino representation. I have been so sad since I finished the season that I watched the entire season a few more time. Can't wait for season 2!
  • Jul 09, 2018
    Solid TV series that exemplifies some harsh realities of growing up as first generation Americans; great depictions of familial dissonance resulting from cultural assimilation. The series deals with uncomfortable situations well and draws warmth through sisterhood dynamics. There's a good amount of spunk, sass, and sex that draws the audience back again.
  • Jun 30, 2018
    watched 2 episodes and although younger sister is lost and a bit annoying would watch more if episodes hadn't been removed from spectrum on demand availability.
  • Jun 26, 2018
    A very interesting drama mini-series. Manages to be interesting throughout the 6 episodes. Very detailed and intriguing character development.
  • Jun 23, 2018
    Another terrible terrible liberal want to make the world a perfect place waste of time. Pure propaganda wrapped up in liberal nonsense.

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