'One Day at a Time'
The art of the smart multi-camera, laugh track-enhanced sitcom isn't dead – it's alive and well and living on Netflix, courtesy of remake of Norma Lear's Seventies hit. The TV icon is also producing this modern-day look at a working class, single mother named Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado), who lives with her two children and her mother (the singular Rita Moreno). It's both as a throwback to the socially conscious comedies of yesteryear and an update to the themes they used to explore – race, class, family and how what happens outside your door affects what's going on in your living room. You get all of this plus a representation of single motherhood that's rarely seen on television in any format. Critics have begun quietly stumping for it all year – now it's your turn to get your Schneider on. BT