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  • Series Premiere Date: May 6, 2018
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  • Summary: Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada) and Lyn (Melissa Barrera) return to the Eastside of Los Angeles after the death of their mother, where they must deal with the family business and discover secrets about their mother in the half-hour drama.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    May 3, 2018
    88
    How to honor the memory of a beloved is its theme, or one of them. You can't get much more universal than that. Fine newcomer with excellent cast, and some universal themes.
  2. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Mar 12, 2018
    83
    The series could go anywhere, but it’s off to a good start in the first hour.
  3. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    May 7, 2018
    80
    Every actor on Vida is great; Barrera’s performance in particular blooms with searing clarity as Lyn is forced to face her own reckless choices. But it’s Prada’s Emma who becomes both the backbone and the beating heart of Vida as she grapples with her mother’s truth and the painful reality of learning it too late.
  4. Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    Apr 20, 2018
    75
    Vida clips along nicely thanks to strong performances, including Chelsea Rendon’s fierce and funny portrayal of guerrilla activist Marisol, and Prada’s composed intensity as Emma. The momentum only starts to wane when the story turns to Lyn’s romantic entanglement her neighborhood ex, Johnny (Carlos Miranda). What’s interesting here are the relationships between Lyn and Emma and the other women in their lives.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    May 4, 2018
    75
    Despite the hardly surprising plotting, Vida excels as a series with a notably different look and feel.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    May 3, 2018
    75
    It feels authentic, save for one calculated-to-take-advantage-of-premium-cable scene in the premiere (characters on TV seem more prone to engage in grief-fueled sex at funeral receptions than people do in real life).
  7. Reviewed by: John Griffiths
    May 1, 2018
    50
    Alas, Saracho, whose previous credits include “How To Get Away With Murder” and Lifetime’s Latina-driven “Devious Maids,” doesn’t offer much new or surprising about what motivates people who find themselves in such predicaments. The characters’ personal basic troubles and quandaries are simply stretched out and reiterated, and rarely affectingly probed.

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