One Day at a Time

10 Best Episodes of One Day at a Time - Season 1

In a reimagining of the TV classic, a newly single Latina mother raises her teen daughter and tween son with the "help" of her old-school mom.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 28, 2022.

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One Day at a Time - S1E1

#13 - This Is It (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Penelope tries to convince her feminist daughter Elena to have a traditional quinceañera to celebrate her 15th birthday and to honor her Cuban roots.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 503 votes.

One Day at a Time - S1E7

#12 - Hold, Please (Season 1 - Episode 7)


While navigating her way through an endless maze of red tape with Veterans Affairs to make a medical appointment, Penelope reaches her breaking point.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 257 votes.

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#11 - A Snowman's Tale (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Penelope suddenly finds herself back in the dating game after Schneider shows her how to use an online app for meeting people.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 281 votes.

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#10 - Bobos and Mamitas (Season 1 - Episode 2)


When Penelope and Elena complain about not being taken seriously as women at work and school, Lydia offers advice from an older generation.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 330 votes.

One Day at a Time - S1E6

#9 - The Death of Mrs. Resnick (Season 1 - Episode 6)

When Penelope's faithful car finally breaks down for good and she's forced to trade it in, she meets a kindred spirit in the unlikeliest of places.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 268 votes.

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#8 - One Lie at a Time (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Penelope tells her family she has a date and Lydia says she's going to church, but each secretly goes elsewhere. Meanwhile, Elena tests an attraction.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 257 votes.

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#7 - No Mass (Season 1 - Episode 3)

When Lydia disappears after a heated argument with her daughter about religion, the smooth running of the household falls apart in her absence.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 302 votes.

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#6 - Hurricane Victor (Season 1 - Episode 12)


Just when Penelope starts to date again, her estranged husband Victor makes a surprise visit home that rekindles old feelings between them.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 233 votes.

One Day at a Time - S1E9

#5 - Viva Cuba (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Elena gets a congratulatory letter that leaves a bitter taste in her mouth. For a school project, Alex interviews Lydia, who reveals a family secret.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 244 votes.

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#4 - Strays (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Lydia grows suspicious of Elena and Carmen's intense relationship. Penelope later discovers that the inseparable friends are keeping a big secret.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 275 votes.

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#3 - Pride & Prejudice (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Although she wants to be accepting and open-minded, Penelope feels weird about Elena's revelation. Seeking advice, she makes an unexpected connection.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 239 votes.

One Day at a Time - S1E10

#2 - Sex Talk (Season 1 - Episode 10)


When Penelope finds porn on Alex's laptop, she struggles to talk to him about sex, but their reluctant conversation leads to a surprising discovery.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 258 votes.

One Day at a Time - S1E13

#1 - Quinces (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Everyone pitches in to prepare for Elena's quinceañera. While rehearsing their father-daughter dance, Elena reveals a truth about herself to her dad.

The episode was rated 8.65 from 269 votes.

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