Starting rewatching season 1 of Netflix’s One Day At a Time in preparation for the new season this Friday, and I seriously forgot how good this show is. Just phenomenal. Highly recommend it if you haven’t already watched it.
I don’t know why more people aren’t talking about this show???? It is a genuinely great show that deals with important social issues unlike any other show I’ve ever seen.
The majority of the shows main characters are Cuban, that’s right, almost entirely PoC. There is one only white main-ish character.
It deals with mental illness. The mother suffers from PTSD after serving in the army. She is never belittled or made to seem weak. She is a strong woman who is portrayed as more than her illness. The show even shows her taking the steps she needs to help herself.
One of the main characters is a feminist teenage lesbian.
Once she comes out her whole family supports her. Her mother struggles to come to terms with it but never lets her daughter know, instead she educates herself and eventually fully accepts it. Her grandmother, a devout christian, struggles as well for all of 20 seconds before she destroys the argument that being gay goes against god in a few short sentences
The white character is a rich white straight dude but is also a nice guy. Not a Nice Guy™ but an actual nice guy. He sometimes says/does racist and sexist things but is quickly corrected by either himself or other characters.
The show also deals with issues like illegal and legal immigration, racism and sexism.
In short, this show is sent from fucking heaven and idk why more people aren’t talking about it. Go watch it
Ellen Page just got married, the second season of One day at a Time is dropping soon AND Nico and Karolina made out!! Not to mention our lesbian Jesus Hayley Kiyoko has risen and will be dropping new music soon. AND Black lightning has a lead black lesbian superhero character with an Asian girlfriend 20GAYTEEN IS SO FUCKING REAL!!