One Day at a Time

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Worthy update of classic sitcom has heart.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 104 reviews

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age 12+

Hearfelt and funny! I highly recommend even for kids 12 and up!

7th and 8th graders should have already had "the talk" at home and in school and should be able to handle and understand the topics. A lot of my students have already dealt with parents with addiction and this show openly discusses the subject and the struggles involved which makes them understand the issue even more. So there's a few swears; so what? That's how some people talk and worse. I personally don't and neither do my kids but they heard plenty of swears growing up. For young teens, this show will make them laugh, cry and perhaps become better; more understanding of others, more empathetic. They will learn about Cuba's culture and how festive, religious, and controlling a Hispanic abuela is! And everybody should know that Rita Moreno who portrays the abuela is an iconic legend from Puerto Rico. I highly suggest reading her bio online - a fascinating life! One of her biggest accomplishments is that she became the first (and only?) Hispanic to have won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, an Oscar and a Tony. Rita Moreno IS the show and she is hilarious. I highly recommend it!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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age 15+

Why just why

Was very excited about this show. Looked forward to the more modern issues addressed and the representation. End of pilot and the mom casually mentions [email protected]* it was super jarring. If you have already had this convo with your child, this may not be an issue for you. While we have had "the talk" years ago my sweet innocent 11 year does not have this in her lexicon. Wont be taking a risk on future episodes.

This title has:

Too much sex

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