Vida: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Vida: Season 1 Reviews

June 12, 2018
Vida deftly takes on themes of sexual identity in communities of color, assimilation, fraught sibling dynamics, discrimination and gentefication...
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's instant sense of place has that specific, complicated feeling of home.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
Vida doesn't address gentrification through a single story line, episode, or a few lines of dialogue; it's embedded in the premise of the whole series and in the identities of the characters it thoughtfully portrays.
Top Critic
May 3, 2018
Fine newcomer with excellent cast, and some universal themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 2, 2018
Life may be too short, but Vida is just right.
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
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.
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+
March 12, 2018
Starz's half-hour drama about the Latinx community of East Los Angeles is authentic, grounded and like few other shows on TV.