The fantastic series One Day at a Time has not been renewed for a fourth season by Netflix, and it is a gross error.
While we continue to dry our tears in the face of the cancellation of One Day at a Time through Netflix, it takes sometime to come back on a few of the many reasons why the series should have been renewed for a season 4 and many more. After the cancellation of Sense8, the giant of the streaming is designed, once again the minority by removing a series that was yet all-inclusive in terms of representation. Based on the series of the same name by Norman Lear that aired from 1975 to 1984, it did not take long for the new One Day at a Time version cuban-american Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce appeal to the fans.
Justina Machado (Penelope), Todd Grinnell (Scheiner), Isabella Gomez (Elena), Marcel Ruiz (Alex), Stephen Tobolowsky (Leslie) and especially the inimitable Rita Moreno (Lydia) have been live for three seasons one of the families the most endearing on the small screen, the Alvarez. And the cast talented and diverse of the series is that one of the reasons of its success with the fans – but not to the makers of Netflix, obviously. In each episode, One Day at a Time has managed to imbue a dose of moral taught gently, one hand unbelievable love from its characters and messages that should be disseminated across the world (including Los Gatos).
But the strength of One Day at a Time, it is also his sense of humor incarnate, among other things, but not only, by Lydia, the matriarch of the family who knows how to make his entry into a room better than anyone. Representative of a lot of beliefs that are no longer and traditions of another time, Lydia also serves as an educational tool. Thanks to her, Elena and Lupita are forced to argue their beliefs more tolerant and open, and showing to Lydia that the world is changing and our mindsets need to do that too. But it is the entire family is often involved in issues as sensitive and important.
The anxiety, the depression, homosexuality, gender issues, religion, alcoholism, racism, sexism… One Day at a Time was able to show that these issues are day-to-day for the categories of persons referred to, and that it is the effort of each person to create a world that is more tolerant, and more loving. Beyond the key topics addressed accurately, One Day at a Time this is also a better representation for latino-americans. According to the study, Boxed In 2017-2018 : Women on Screen and Behind the Scenes in Television, the Center for the Study of Women in Television &
Film of the University of San Diego, the percentage of characters in Latin american television in 2017-18 was 7%.
This figure, of course, an increase compared to the 5% of the previous year, remains ridiculously low and the Latin americans, the group most under-represented of the United States, either on the public channels, the cable or on streaming services. Losing One Day at a Time, the fans not only lose characters that are dear to their heart who have discussed without taboo subjects difficult, but also a representation still far too rare on the small screen and elsewhere. Regardless of the reasons given by Netflix – and not to mention the skepticism is understandable fans in the face of a pretext of the financial the small screen loses even a small portion of representation of which he had need. We hope to review Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce quickly in (or behind) other productions, and in the meantime we don’t forget, la familia es para siempre.