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