A few weeks ago Netflix cancelled One Day At A Time which is a family sitcom that focuses on a Latino middle class family which includes a single mother who is a veteran with PTSD, a flirty grandmother who fled from Cuba, a gay teenage daughter and cool teenage son who’s figuring out life. This show talked about so many topics that are relatable to today’s society while still being funny but not disrespectful. They even had a non binary character!
This show meant a lot to me being Latina and barely ever seeing myself represented on TV. I finally got to see hispanic inside jokes and cultural beliefs mentioned on TV and feel apart of something.
Netflix cancelled the series because of “lack of viewership” which is odd because once the show was cancelled the hashtag #SaveODAAT trended on Twitter worldwide for hours.
The show runners announced that the show is looking for a new home but 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 the offer dropped. Hopefully a network will pick it up. I really want to see this family grow and be happy.
I really want to see Penelope thrive as a nurse practitioner, Elena do well in college, Schneider become sober again, Alex get a girlfriend, Abuela reconnect with her family in Cuba and Leslie thrive. Hopefully we all get to see that.
Keep One Day at a Time in the conversation by using the hashtag #SaveODAAT, telling your friends to watch the show or watch the show if you haven’t already.
Don’t quit before the miracle happens.