One Day at a Time (2017)

The BEST episodes of One Day at a Time (2017)

Every episode of One Day at a Time (2017) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of One Day at a Time (2017)!

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.

Last Updated: 9/16/2022Network: Pop
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Not Yet
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8.73
204 votes

#1 - Not Yet

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/26/2018

A medical emergency brings bedside visits, admissions of regret, moments of realization, declarations of love and and out-of-body experience.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:Amazon
Quinces
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8.65
289 votes

#2 - Quinces

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/6/2017

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

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:iTunes
Hello, Penelope
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8.57
189 votes

#3 - Hello, Penelope

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/26/2018

Felling like she's finally got her life together, Penelope unwisely stops taking her antidepressants so she doesn't have to tell Max she's on them.

Directors: Phill Lewis
Ghosts
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8.54
159 votes

#4 - Ghosts

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/8/2019

At her ex's wedding, Penelope experiences a surreal conversation. Elena finds she has more she needs to say to her father. Dr. B gives Lydia her gift.

Watch Now:Amazon
Drinking and Driving
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8.51
153 votes

#5 - Drinking and Driving

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/8/2019

After putting Alex in a difficult position, Schneider gets tough love from Penelope. Dr. B consults Lydia's bouquet list for "non-iversary" gift ideas.

Watch Now:iTunes
Anxiety
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8.29
164 votes

#6 - Anxiety

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/8/2019

When Penelope has anxiety attacks, her support group helps her figure out what's triggering her, how to cope and why she's not telling her kids.

Locked Down
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8.28
196 votes

#7 - Locked Down

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/26/2018

Penelope's furtive date at home with Max is interrupted when a neighborhood lockdown brings the rest of the family back early.

Directors: Phill Lewis
To Zir, With Love
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8.22
191 votes

#8 - To Zir, With Love

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/26/2018

Lydia gives Elena advice on approaching her crush. After running into a hunky Army buddy who's also single, Penelope rethinks her dating rules.

Directors: Phill Lewis
The First Time
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8.20
166 votes

#9 - The First Time

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/8/2019

Penelope finds out Elena and Syd secretly got a hotel room. A grounded Alex enlists Lydia to stand in line to buy him the latest designer sneakers.

Directors: Phill Lewis
Watch Now:Amazon
Sex Talk
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8.20
279 votes

#10 - Sex Talk

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/6/2017

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.

Directors: Michael Lembeck
Watch Now:iTunes
What Happened
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8.14
176 votes

#11 - What Happened

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/26/2018

Penelope recalls Elena's birth in 2001, and how an unexpected turn of events drastically changed the life plans she and her husband had made.

Directors: Phill Lewis
Watch Now:Amazon
Pride & Prejudice
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8.14
260 votes

#12 - Pride & Prejudice

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/6/2017

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

Directors: Linda Mendoza
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Outside
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8.10
170 votes

#13 - Outside

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/8/2019

When Penelope discovers Alex's secret Instagram account, his crass posts spark an intense family discussion about consent and harassment.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:Amazon
The Funeral
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8.07
171 votes

#14 - The Funeral

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/8/2019

At a relative's funeral, Penelope urges Lydia to end a petty feud with her sister, and Elena wonders if her cousin Pilar is gay.

Directors: Phill Lewis
The Man
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8.06
144 votes

#15 - The Man

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/8/2019

Schneider makes a big decision in order to please his visiting father -- at the expense of Penelope's family. Lydia finds Alex's confiscated pot.

Watch Now:Amazon
Strays
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8.04
292 votes

#16 - Strays

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/6/2017

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

Directors: Phill Lewis
Watch Now:iTunes
She Drives Me Crazy
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8.04
153 votes

#17 - She Drives Me Crazy

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/8/2019

Penelope feels hurt after seeing an item on her mom's "bouquet list" that's about her. Dr. B finds the key to teaching a struggling Elena how to drive.

Directors: Todd Grinnell
Citizen Lydia
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8.02
170 votes

#18 - Citizen Lydia

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/26/2018

Lydia and Schneider take their U.S. citizenship tests. Penelope wonders if she'd be willing to have another child to fulfill Max's wish to be a dad.

Schooled
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8.01
184 votes

#19 - Schooled

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/26/2018

When juggling family, work and college proves too much for Penelope, Schneider offers her a way to sharpen her focus and improve her test grades.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
The Turn
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7.96
210 votes

#20 - The Turn

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/26/2018

Penelope worries about changes she sees in Alex, who gets into trouble at school. Elena wonders if others are misidentifying her based on her appearance.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:Amazon
Viva Cuba
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7.95
263 votes

#21 - Viva Cuba

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/6/2017

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.

Watch Now:iTunes
Homecoming
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7.95
166 votes

#22 - Homecoming

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/26/2018

At the kids' school dance, Elena tries to appear popular in front of Syd, and chaperones Penelope and Max reach a milestone in their relationship.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Work Hard, Play Hard
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7.92
174 votes

#23 - Work Hard, Play Hard

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/26/2018

To teach Alex the value of a dollar, Penelope forces him to take a summer job at her workplace. Meanwhile, Elena finds a way to get paid for her hobby.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:Amazon
One Lie at a Time
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7.91
275 votes

#24 - One Lie at a Time

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/6/2017

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.

Directors: Phill Lewis
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Hurricane Victor
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7.90
253 votes

#25 - Hurricane Victor

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/6/2017

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

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Watch Now:iTunes

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