Vida: Season 1 (2018)

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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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Episodes

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

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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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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
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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
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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…

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