The BEST Episodes of One Day at a Time (2017)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 2, 2020
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.
#1 - Not Yet
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
A medical emergency brings bedside visits, admissions of regret, moments of realization, declarations of love and and out-of-body experience.
#2 - Quinces
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 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.
#3 - Hello, Penelope
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 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.
#4 - Ghosts
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 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.
#5 - Drinking and Driving
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 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.
#6 - Locked Down
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
Penelope's furtive date at home with Max is interrupted when a neighborhood lockdown brings the rest of the family back early.
#7 - Anxiety
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 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.
#8 - Sex Talk
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 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.
#9 - To Zir, With Love
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.
#10 - The First Time
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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.
#11 - What Happened
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 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.
#12 - Outside
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 8, 2019
When Penelope discovers Alex's secret Instagram account, his crass posts spark an intense family discussion about consent and harassment.
#13 - Pride & Prejudice
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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.
#14 - Citizen Lydia
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 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.
#15 - Strays
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 6, 2017
Lydia grows suspicious of Elena and Carmen's intense relationship. Penelope later discovers that the inseparable friends are keeping a big secret.
#16 - Schooled
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.
#17 - She Drives Me Crazy
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 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.
#18 - The Man
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 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.
#19 - Homecoming
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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.
#20 - The Funeral
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 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.
#21 - Storage Wars
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 26, 2018
As Schneider's trainee, Elena learns there's more to being a building super than fixing things. Penelope battles Lydia over space in their garage.
#22 - The Turn
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.
#23 - Viva Cuba
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 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.
#24 - Work Hard, Play Hard
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 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.
#25 - One Halloween at a Time
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 14, 2020
It’s a very scary Halloween when Penelope and Max have to have the “do you still want to have kids or what?” conversation, while Schneider and Avery are determined to win an elaborate costume contest.