As someone who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, I had to suffer through every permutation of the “Very Special Episode” trope, from Punky Brewster chanting “Just Say No” to Jessie Spano caterwauling “I’m So Excited.” So after watching “Nip It in the Bud,” I just hope that young
“The problem in the world today is we love our boys and we raise our girls. We raise them to be strong and sometimes we take care not to hurt men. And I think we pay for that a little bit.” —Michelle ObamaThis quote, from a talk the former First
After the one-two punch of “The Funeral” and “Outside,” One Day at a Time’s third episode of the new season settles down to do some housekeeping. Namely, catch viewers up on two of the biggest unresolved threads from the second-season finale, “Not Yet”: The state of Lydia’s health and Penelope’s
Norman Lear, who turns 97 in July, shows no signs of pumping the brakes on his rejuvenated television career. Season 3 of “One Day at a Time” — the revamped version of his ’70s-era sitcom — premieres Friday on Netflix (he’s an executive producer and was the driving force behind its revival). In 2018, he
Fresh off a presidential election that plunged our nation into terrifying uncertainty and despair for so many Americans, a reimagined family sitcom from the ’70s and ’80s premiered on Netflix. But instead of a series focusing on a single white mother and her two daughters (still forward material for the time), this iteration of One Day at a Time centered on a newly single Latina mother living with her two children and her immigrant mother. The timing couldn’t have been more difficult for a...
One Day at at Time is the only show with great politics and even better jokes.
Few shows are as comforting and challenging as Netflix’s One Day At A Time. The comforting part is obvious, thanks to the warm family dynamic, bright setting, familiar faces (Justina Machado and Rita Moreno, to name a few) and format. For three seasons (and counting, we hope), Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce’s intimate and exuberant reboot has invited us into the Alvarez home for however long we can spare, a timeframe that becomes more nebulous with each glorious half-hour episode, to...
One of the many reasons I was looking forward to the return of One Day at a Time was to see how it would approach the subject of sexual harassment in 2019. It’s a topical show by nature, featuring multiple outspoken feminist characters, so I (correctly) assumed season three would
The Netflix comedy is a big-hearted answer to a cultural moment determined to do the opposite.
I literally cannot stress enough how much you NEED to watch this show.
Celebrities certainly went all out with their Valentine's Day looks this year. Kendall Jenner took the plunge in a bright-red crop top, Priyanka Chopra was serenaded in a sultry, skintight jumpsuit, and now we've gotten a glimpse of what Beyoncé wore on the romantic holiday. Disclaimer: It's totally okay if you go all "heart eyes" over her dress.
In the meantime, just keep Season 3 playing on a loop.