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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 6, 2017
Season #: 1, 2, 3
One Day at a Time (2017) Image
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  • Summary: Season three of the reimagining of the Norman Lear 1970s sitcom introduces Lydia’s sister Mirtha (Gloria Estefan), Penelope’s brother Tito (Danny Pino), Penelope’s cousins Pilar and Estrellita (Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero).
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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One Day At A Time
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Megan Vick
    Feb 6, 2019
    95
    This is a formula that works and only takes the show to better and more emotional heights because it's done the character work to earn that reaction from the audience. This is a family you know and love, but you'll only enjoy getting deeper with them in its equally impressive Season 3.
  2. Reviewed by: Danette Chavez
    Feb 8, 2019
    91
    ODAAT has long since perfected its mix of in-the-moment humor and issues-based storytelling, so we get great visual gags (think Dr. B posing as a matador for Lydia) and gentle teasing about baby queer Elena’s boundless enthusiasm--which culminates in the wearing of a “heart-butt” hat--along with heartfelt moments of discovery and vulnerability.
  3. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Feb 8, 2019
    91
    The series proves itself to have a sophistication of storytelling on a level that many traditional sitcoms can only aspire to.
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    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jan 31, 2019
    80
    Funny, touching and comforting in its relevance for these fractious times. [4-17 Feb 2019, p.13]
  5. Reviewed by: Lili Loofbourow
    Feb 15, 2019
    80
    Granted, sometimes those resolutions are a little pat (even if they’re rarely as neat as they were on the genre’s forebears). Sometimes they’re slightly saccharine. But sometimes they’re moving and immense and earned. What they register--unflaggingly, and with a ton of humor--is a faith in redemption.
  6. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Feb 14, 2019
    80
    One Day at a Time manages to keep the audience invested and genuinely laughing at the same time. Not many comedies can balance the opposing forces of comedy and drama with such ease; but then, most other comedies simply aren’t as successful, let alone as grounded.
  7. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Feb 8, 2019
    70
    For two seasons, One Day at a Time made something that’s very hard appear to be very easy. This year, while still strong, it lets you see the sweat and strain.

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