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Vida: Season 1 (2018)




Critic Consensus: Vida explores familiar familial ground from a fresh perspective to create an earnest and heartfelt take on identity and what it means to belong.


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"Vida" is a half-hour series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and the surprising truth about their mother?s identity.


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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (18)

Couching a familiar story in an authentic, specific experience helps create transformative, groundbreaking television. And Vida delivers.

December 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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Vida deftly takes on themes of sexual identity in communities of color, assimilation, fraught sibling dynamics, discrimination and gentefication...

June 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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Despite the hardly surprising plotting, Vida excels as a series with a notably different look and feel.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a very good, very complicated story about people who keep doing things that are frustrating, that seem to take them either a step backward or a step sideways for no good reason.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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Fine newcomer with excellent cast, and some universal themes.

May 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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Vida should never be lacking in things to say; it fires off socio-political commentary as fast as the quick-tempered Emma will come down on anyone who questions her heritage.

March 12, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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