Vida: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Vida: Season 1 Reviews

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June 12, 2018
Vida deftly takes on themes of sexual identity in communities of color, assimilation, fraught sibling dynamics, discrimination and gentefication...
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.
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.
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.
April 25, 2018
Vida clips along nicely thanks to strong performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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 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.
May 2, 2018
Life may be too short, but Vida is just right.
May 3, 2018
From the basically unknown cast to the locations, Vida feels like it is tackling fresh and relatively unexplored cultural/relationship terrain.
Top Critic
May 3, 2018
Fine newcomer with excellent cast, and some universal themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
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