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Vida: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: 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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The drama series is based on the short story "Pour Vida" written by Richard Villegas Jr. and follows the lives of two estranged Mexican-American sisters. Lyn (Melissa Barrera) and Emma (Mishel Prada) are forced to reunite after their mother's death; after her funeral, they find out that she was married to another woman, Eddy (Ser Anzoategui), and that she left the three of them the family-owned bar. At the beginning of Season 1, Emma reveals a secret about herself, while Lyn gets roped into an affair with her high school boyfriend; as the season progresses, the two sisters learn to be around each other and accept their mother's life and wishes.


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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (17)

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

December 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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Vida deftly takes on themes of sexual identity in communities of color, assimilation, fraught sibling dynamics, discrimination and gentefication...

June 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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This new series about two Mexican-American sisters brought back together by their mother's death is off to an engrossing if sometimes irritating start.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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…
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Fine newcomer with excellent cast, and some universal themes.

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