Netflix, wyd?

So there’s this hilarious, heart-warming show on Netflix called One Day at a Time. It is based on a show from the 1970s-1980s, but Netflix put a Cuban twist on it.  It focuses on important issues today such as PTSD, divorce, LGBTQ rights, depression, anxiety, and alcoholism just to name a few. I know, not your usual elements for a family sitcom, but I promise you this show is not only funny, but extremely relatable. Yes, it has its serious moments, but it has a little bit of something for everyone. It is one of my favorite shows, however Netflix decided to cancel it after three short seasons. 

Me when I heard the news

This show is extremely important to me because it focuses on such heavy issues that are relevant today but may be hard to talk about. It informs its audience in a simple way for everyone to understand. Even though I’m not Cuban, I was able to relate to some of the customs that this family had portrayed. I also thought it was different because I hadn’t really seen a show that focused on Cubans at all.

“¡Dale Papito, Dale!”

But yeah, they had something great and decided to scrap it. They blamed it on “not having enough viewers,” when they did not even promote this show that much. I didn’t even know it existed until a friend recommended it to me. Not having enough viewers, meant not having enough money to keep the show going.

In other news, Netflix paid $100 million to keep streaming Friends. Honestly, I loved Friends as much as the next person, but I think it has become really overrated. Plus, the show ended, it’s not like they can add anything new to it. You know what’s going to happen. It’s also not as inclusive as ODAAT. There’s a number of things wrong with it.

Me @Netflix

Anyways, I digress. I hope ODAAT is somehow saved by another network. The show is amazing and truly does not deserve to be canceled!

3 thoughts on “Netflix, wyd?”

  1. I loved this show. I’m so sad, netflix is canceling it. It makes no sense, One Day At A Time, had amazing ratings but I guess the viewership wasn’t enough for it. The show had a great glimpse of how immigrants lived their life in the U. S. They even raised mental health awareness, and not many shows do that. I really hope Hulu picks it up.
    “¡Dale Papito, Dale!”

  2. I agree!! I love One Day At A Time and I really liked how the show tackled social issues, but still had used comedy to portray their story. I think it’s kinda ridiculous for Netflix to pay $100 million for a show that still airs on cable. I would prefer them to pay for a show that isn’t on cable and actually teaches people about social issues.

  3. This is one of my favorite shows too and I’m so heartbroken! Latinos rarely get any screentime so to see a show with a majority Latino cast was amazing. The thing about Netflix is that they’ll allow a TV network to buy ODAAT months later but for a streaming service it will be years and it’s incredibly hard to keep a show on hold for so long. CBS All Access had immediate interest in the show but Netflix, who says they “care” about ODAAT, didn’t make it easy so they offer dropped. Hopefully a network will pick it up. I really want to see this family grow and be happy. #SaveODAAT

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