One Day at a Time

10 Worst Episodes of One Day at a Time

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 - S1E2

#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.

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#9 - 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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#8 - Supermoon (Season 4 - Episode 6)

When a supermoon appears in the night sky, each couple takes a turn going up to the roof and discovers an elaborate romantic setting, fit for a marriage proposal. Who is it for? And what other secrets will be unlocked? Only the moon knows!

The episode was rated 7.70 from 91 votes.

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#7 - Nip It in the Bud (Season 3 - Episode 5)


Penelope catches Alex smoking pot at a concert. When Lydia develops a cough at the opera, she tries Dr. B's special lozenges.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 141 votes.

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#6 - Perfect (Season 4 - Episode 5)

Alex needs a large amount of money right away, worrying Penelope. Schneider and Avery must contend with an unwanted gift from Dr. Berkowitz.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 98 votes.

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#5 - Penny Pinching (Season 4 - Episode 2)


After a disastrous evening, Penelope realizes she needs to change her relationship to money and do the unthinkable—buy something new. Meanwhile, Elena struggles to make it to an important e-sports match.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 107 votes.

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#4 - Checking Boxes (Season 4 - Episode 1)

After a census taker comes to the house, the Alvarez family reflects on their relationships and wonder what else the future may (or may not) have in store.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 127 votes.

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#3 - 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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#2 - 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.

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#1 - The Politics Episode (Season 4 - Episode 7)


In this animated special, Penelope’s conservative family visit. Penelope dreads with the presidential election coming up, they won’t be able to avoid fighting over politics, leaving the Alvarezes to strategize how to get through with the family intact.

The episode was rated 7.07 from 91 votes.

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