Vida: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Vida: Season 1 Reviews

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October 29, 2018
Showrunner Tanya Saracho has truly created a unique television experience. She knows how to create meaningful and palpable conflict through ... interesting visual language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 25, 2018
Visually Vida is also an example of elegant grit. The visual style of the series films East L.A. in soft colors and beautifully framed compositions.
August 23, 2018
The critically-acclaimed drama has already proven its ability to stand out in its use of sex and nudity as poignant storytelling devices.
August 6, 2018
It's a beautifully poignant and specific portrait of an experience familiar to me but also different in a way that didn't seem possible mere years ago.
June 12, 2018
Vida deftly takes on themes of sexual identity in communities of color, assimilation, fraught sibling dynamics, discrimination and gentefication...
May 29, 2018
The series is helmed by an all-Latinx writing staff and unravels a tangled web of queer identity, family estrangement and gentrification in the Spanish communities of East Los Angeles.
May 24, 2018
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 19, 2018
An intriguing, intimate, and culturally expressive approach to storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 15, 2018
Sisters return to East L.A. in unique, tender drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2018
With a strong cast and a clear focus on identity and homecoming, Vida explores a familiar story through a unique and thought-provoking Latina/Latinx lens
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 9, 2018
The care with which they've written this world guides us into its complications with a level of understanding that one hopes can also earn the audience's patience.
May 7, 2018
Despite the hardly surprising plotting, Vida excels as a series with a notably different look and feel.
May 7, 2018
Vida is a vibrant show with two excellent leads. It has the potential to turn into an interesting ensemble given time, but this has been one of the few shows this year that have left me wanting more.
May 7, 2018
Vida's instant sense of place has that specific, complicated feeling of home.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 7, 2018
Vida only has six half-hour episodes in its first season, but it uses every one of them to tell vital stories that TV has traditionally ignored.
May 7, 2018
The vibrant series from Tanya Saracho touches on a number of issues from gentrification to assimilation and a decent amount of divisions in the community.
Top Critic
May 7, 2018
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 4, 2018
Still, there's a worthy show to be found in the characters who live in and hang out at Vida's old place, a story that is unerring in its details and full of ideas about the cultures it portrays.
May 4, 2018
Sexual identity, and plenty of graphic sex, are a big part of the picture here, but the more interesting subplots are in Vida's depiction of the Boyle Heights resistance.
May 4, 2018
It's a refreshing and beautiful series that feels both current and seriously overdue.
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