Rita MorenoLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 3:15PM EDT
One Day at a Time is one of TV's best shows, so why hasn't Netflix renewed it for Season 3?
The revival of the Norman Lear classic sitcom "represents one of Netflix’s riskier gambits," says Maureen Ryan. So it's unusual that the rule-breaking streaming service hasn't yet renewed One Day at a Time for a third season. "Even if it wasn’t one of the service’s more popular comedies, and even if the media wasn’t in love with it, Netflix should still renew the show, because it is a feather in the company’s cap," says Ryan. "It provides proof that Netflix is committed to quality shows that not only inspire passionate fans, but do real good in the world. It’s a show about a Cuban-American family that addresses issues of LGBT acceptance, PTSD, financial insecurity and mental illness with grace and insight, and it still manages to be really, really funny. That’s one hell of an achievement, one that Netflix should be celebrating with a renewal. It shouldn’t be making fans sweat the program’s very survival, a spectacle that, at this point, is starting to look unseemly."
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 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 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.