Tread Perilously — One Day At A Time: Hello, Penelope

Tread Safely month continues as Justin experiences his first taste of Netflix/Pop’s One Day at a Time with the episode “Hello, Penelope.”

Everything seems to be going great for Penelope Alvarez. She’s working towards the career she wants, her kids are adjusted after the divorce, and she’s dating impossibly hot EMT Max Ferraro. But as she will soon be visiting his parents, she decides to stop therapy and go off her meds. Will it all work out or will she spiral into a depressive episode the likes of which she has not experienced since returning from Afghanistan? Yes, we promise this is a sitcom.

Justin tries to determine whether or not the show is operating with a little magical realism while Erik, the noted superfan, falls in love with Max all over again. They discuss why Rita Moreno and no one else can get away with saying “Eh-Schneider.” They also make a reference to the “Bad Chris.” Justin points out a number of unique Echo Park details — like the parking issue — while Erik highlights some Latinx details that ring true. He also explains why the show is one of the few three-camera sitcoms he loves and Justin learns the truth about Vicks VapoRub.

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About Erik

Erik Amaya is the host of Tread Perilously and the former Head Film/TV writer at Bleeding Cool. He has also contributed to sites like CBR, Comics Alliance and Fanbase Press. He is also the voice of Puppet Tommy on "The Room Responds."
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