The place Is the Solid of One Day at a Time Now?

When the reboot of Norman Lear’s iconic 1975 tv sequence “One Day at a Time” started airing in 2017, audiences throughout the nation fell in love with the premise and its solid, who stored us laughing and crying with their candid (but comedic) portrayal of a Cuban American household navigating life in Los Angeles. The present stars Justina Machado as Penelope Alvarez, a single mom and military veteran who juggles elevating her two children with the stressors of every day life. Aided by her mom, Lydia — portrayed by the fabulous Rita Moreno — Penelope grapples with the duty of sustaining a family of three generations on two shoulders, although along with her charisma and wit, the job would nearly appear straightforward.

Nevertheless it’s not, and “One Day at a Time” by no means shields from that reality. The sincerity with which the sequence showcased the Alvarez household’s struggles garnered the sitcom a cult on-line following. By Penelope, audiences noticed an sincere portrayal of the challenges of navigating single parenthood, despair, sexism, and extra. Extra broadly, the present sensibly tackled matters of immigration, psychological well being, habit, homophobia, racism, and extra. Not all Latinx communities are the identical nor can we all share the identical experiences, however these are all acquainted points. “One Day at a Time” gave Latinx communities good illustration by shining a light-weight on that actuality by way of Penelope and her household, with out ever dropping its attribute comedic and good-natured tone.

Regardless of all it did when it comes to onscreen illustration, the present confronted a number of battles to maintain operating. It was ultimately canceled by Netflix in 2019 after which canceled once more by Pop TV in 2020, after being picked up for a fourth and ultimate season. Followers have been understandably upset, taking to social media to voice their disbelief and disapproval. The present formally ended after no new networks revived it. Whereas we dearly miss Penelope’s wit, Lydia’s melodic laughter, Elena’s passionate rants, and Alex’s schoolboy allure, we will not assist however marvel — the place is the solid of “One Day at a Time” now? When you could not get sufficient of this solid when the present was airing, this is what our beloved Alvarezs are to date.

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