a show like @odaatnetflix should never have even been considered to be cancelled. this show gave good, accurate representation to those of us who needed it, touched on serious issues like homophobia, sexism and racism, all while simultaneously being a comedy.
i, personally, related to elena when she came out and it made me feel like I was being acknowledged and accepted even when my real life situation wasn’t accepting at all. her character was in a relationship without an age gap and wasn’t sexualised, which made it that much more relateable.
being white I can’t relate to the racism issues that were in alex’s storyline, I know Cuban/Latino people that watch this show because they see themselves in it, if that makes sense. they saw themselves being portrayed on tv in a way that wasn’t harmful, is what I was told and what we see on screen.
lydia as a character was funny and just likeable, but she also had serious parts in her storyline where she spoke about having to move to America when she was still a child, and when she got her US citizenship.
finally, Penelope’s character touched on mental health issues not many tv shows would, for example her anxiety, and how she managed and coped living with it.
i could write so much more about odaat honestly, this absolutely amazing show still has a chance of being aired possibly somewhere else, so please hashtag #saveodaat
across all social media platforms you can and don’t let one day at a time go down without a fight!