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    Updated on Feb 20, 2019. Posted on Feb 11, 2019

    21 Times "One Day At A Time" Wasn't Afraid To Get Real

    Once an Alvarez, always an Alvarez!

    For those who don't know, One Day At A Time follows a Cuban-American family as they deal with life's every day problems. A remake of the 1975 series, the show is not only funny, but it isn't afraid to touch on serious issues.

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    Here are some moments that prove why this show is one of the best TV shows.

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    1. First, when Penelope told Elena how much it meant to her that Elena continued to do well in school.

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    2. When Alex was bullied while on a field trip and it led to this important conversation.

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    3. And then, when Alex heartbreakingly told Penelope that he didn't want to be different.

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    4. When Penelope decided that she didn't want to attend church anymore and Lydia told her the reason it was important to her.

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    5. When Lydia ended up in the hospital and Schneider told her how much she meant to him.

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    6. When Elena finally came out to her mom after Penelope thought she liked Josh.

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    7. And then, when everyone danced with Elena at her Quinceañera after her father refused to after she came out to him.

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    8. When Elena confronted her father Victor after he refused to accept her for who she is.

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    9. When Lydia revealed the reason why she never became a US citizen.

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    10. And then, when Lydia and Schneider, who's Canadian, took the US citizenship test together.

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    11. When the show gave us an entire episode that dealt with Penelope's depression and PTSD.

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    12. And then, when Penelope talked about her anxiety and finally revealed her struggles with her kids.

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    13. When Schneider helped brainstorm ideas for the gender-neutral term that Elena could call Syd.

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    14. When the family had a conversation about consensual sex after Alex posted some inappropriate photos on Instagram.

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    15. When Penelope confided in Ramona about Elena having sex and how she genuinely didn't know what to teach her lesbian daughter.

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    16. When Pilar talked to Elena about what it was like being gay in their family.

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    17. When Penelope told Estrellita how much her letters helped while she was deployed.

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    18. When Elena made this Valentine's Day card for Syd to show how much she loved them.

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    19. When Penelope was genuinely concerned that Schneider may have broken his sobriety and was simply there for her friend.

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    20. When Elena's BFF Carmen revealed that her parents had been deported and she was living alone.

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    21. And finally, whenever the Alvarez family stuck together and put their heritage and family above everything else.

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