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Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Bertinelli, Mackenzie Phillips, Pat Harrington, Jr. The struggles of a 1970s single mother raising two teenage daughters gets its first TV slot with this instant hit sitcom. Includes 15 episodes on 2 DVDs. 1975-76/color/6 hrs/NR/fullscreen.
A sizable ratings hit in its debut season of 1975-76, One Day At A Time followed the formula established by producer Norman Lear in his other memorable television series (like All in the Family and Maude): It broke ground by discussing real-life social situations within the context of a friendly and funny sitcom. Bonnie Franklin was top-billed as Ann Romano, newly divorced after a 17-year marriage and raising two teenage daughters (newcomer Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips, then best known for her turn in American Graffiti). In addition to the everyday struggles for financial stability and open communication with her children, Ann wrestles to achieve her own independence--which includes standing on equal terms in a relationship with her upstairs neighbor, David (Richard Masur). Making matters slightly more complicated is her apartment super, Duane Schneider (Pat Harrington in an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning performance), whose incessant snooping and blowhard talk are a source of considerable irritation to Ann.
One Day at a Time navigated the challenge of presenting comedy and realistic drama in the same program thanks to its talented cast and creative team, who addressed the social issues in a thoughtful manner without seeming preachy, and delivered genuine laughs that never stooped to slapstick or "hot button" issues (though the show's laugh track is particularly grating). All 15 episodes of the premiere season (which debuted as a mid-season replacement and rose to twelfth place in the ratings for the entire network year) are included in this double-disc set; longtime fans will be pleased to note that not only are the episodes uncut, but the One Day at a Time Reunion Special, which aired in 2005, is included as an extra (it's mentioned nowhere on the box cover art). All of the principal players contribute their memories of the show's successful run, including some honest discussion of Phillips' much-publicized drug problems. -- Paul Gaita
I love the show, The video is obviously 1970 vintage. Somebody on to remastered of the show or should I say SeriesPublished 16 days ago by PJ
Love this sitcom. Takes me back. Can't wait to purchase remaining seasons.Published 18 days ago by Cricket
Loved One Day at a Time, grew up watching it as a child loved it and I received it right on time! ThanksPublished 20 days ago by BB!
Glad to watch these shows again. Wish the other seasons would be on DVDs also. Classics!!Published 2 months ago by Leonard K. Brown
One Day at a Time season 1 is great for the entire family to watch. This is a great set to have. It is very hard to find this set in a store. The seller sent this out very quick. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bridgett Richard
Love the show and the dvd. Wish they'd make more seasons available!!Published 5 months ago by Heather Harrison-Rouillard
Good Show Enjoyed It Very Much Hope To See The Rest Of The Series On DVD SoonPublished 5 months ago by David S. Murray
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It's very sad that Warner Sony pictures and paramount universal fox etc really don't care about the 40 -50 year old demographic who loved and grew up with these shows sad there's no welcome back kotter or mamas family ,Maude ,one day at a time moving past season one hope shout factory gets the... Read More
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