One Day at a TimeLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
Rita Moreno is the key to One Day at a Time’s success
“She is a one-woman, humor-driven diversion machine, so charming and self-assured that when you finally recognize an episode’s immense and fraught message, you’re already won to her side,” says Kathryn VanArendonk. “Moreno’s performance allows the show to avert the precious vibes of a Very Special Episode, and the story sails along on the giddy currents of Lydia’s personality rather than its own hot air. One Day at a Time is a fantastic show, and all of its actors are crucial to what makes it tick. But Moreno’s performance as Lydia is what lets the show feel so vital and heartbreaking on the most contentious cultural touch points, while still guaranteeing the audience will hang on for the ride.”
Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
How One Day at a Time filmed its emotional Season 2 finale
The tearjerker “Not Yet” finale was inspired by the “Maude Bares Her Soul” episode of Maude. ALSO: Take a 360-degree tour of the set.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 11:59PM EST
Go behind the scenes of the emotional One Day at a Time Season 2 episode that made Rita Moreno cry
The series writers discuss their approach to “What Happened,” Season 2’s eighth episode, which left Rita Moreno and other cast members crying off-camera.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
One Day at a Time feels almost daring, despite its retro vibe
Norman Lear’s reboot of his classic sitcom is putting innovative use to the staid multicamera sitcom format. “Its lack of cynicism makes it easy to marathon and also sets it apart from the revered comedies of the moment, like Veep or BoJack Horseman,” says Margaret Lyons “Its devotion to that straightforward sitcom setup makes it more accessible than shows like the highly serialized The Good Place, or the structurally inventive Atlanta. It’s suitable for most ages, but without the crushing inanity of a Fuller House. More than anything, though, One Day at a Time is a show that radiates delight.”
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
New York Times was called out for referring to Rita Moreno as Norman Lear’s “guest”
The One Day at a Time star is one of 12 people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. Yet on the red carpet with the legendary Norman Lear (who created her Netflix comedy), she was referred to in a Times caption as “Norman Lear and a guest.” The Times later corrected the caption.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 5:21PM EST
Netflix unveils the trailer for One Day at a Time Season 2
“We have been through so much this year,” says Justina Machado’s Penelope says in Season 2 of the remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, which returns Jan. 26.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 1:12PM EST
One Day at a Time announces its Season 2 premiere date, re-creates the original opening credits
The Norman Lear reboot returns Jan. 26.
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 11:28PM EDT
TV shows about immigrants are suddenly all the rage
The Trump administration’s ramping up of deportations and cracking down on illegal immigration has inspired the reboots of popular TV shows, as well as potential new network series. That’s in addition to immigration being a hot topic on such shows like Fresh Off the Boat, Jane the Virgin and Superstore. Roswell and Party of Five are both being rebooted with an immigration twist, while Norman Lear’s One Day at a Time was remade with a Latino family that has an undocumented immigrant character. CBS’ In the Country We Love and CW’s Case are also shows in development that tackle undocumented immigration.