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.
June 12, 2018
Vida deftly takes on themes of sexual identity in communities of color, assimilation, fraught sibling dynamics, discrimination and gentefication...
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.
May 19, 2018
An intriguing, intimate, and culturally expressive approach to storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 4, 2018
It's a refreshing and beautiful series that feels both current and seriously overdue.
May 3, 2018
From the second Vida begins, it instantly feels like nothing else you've ever seen on television.
May 2, 2018
The series lacks the wow factor to keep people going for hours at a time. But if you can take your time and enjoy the ride, Vida has the authenticity to make it all worth it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
December 14, 2018
In many ways a road map into the real American mosaic of 2018 in all its messy, hurtful, complex and heartfelt glory.
April 25, 2018
Told through the unique lens of this Latinx family, Vida is a statement on upward mobility and the privilege of being able to outgrow your home.
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.
December 14, 2018
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.
January 2, 2019
These are a lot of heavy themes to squeeze into the six-episode first season of a half-hour drama, but Vida tackles each one gracefully within a story of two sisters who reunite after the death of their mother.
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 7, 2018
Vida's instant sense of place has that specific, complicated feeling of home.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 1, 2018
Vida is a show told from the heart, with an extremely unique point of view we've not seen before.
March 12, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 1, 2018
There's plenty of potential - and talent - here.
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