Yes, Norman Lear has rebooted his hit CBS sitcom that was so popular with viewers during its 1975 to 1984 run. The late Bonnie Franklin starred as Ann Romano, the divorced mother of two daughters. The Romanos lived in the Midwest. The reboot takes place in Florida. Starting with a cover of "This Is It, the old sitcom's theme song, the music now has a Latin flavor. It's sung by Gloria Estefan. The Netflix reboot kicks off this way because the single-parent family we is Cuban-American. Today's Ann Romano is Penelope Alvarez, a nurse. She's a nurse who can assemble a rifle in 13 seconds. Penelope Alvarez is a veteran who served in Afghanistan.
Justina Machado, formerly of HBO's SIX FEET UNDER, plays the mother who's separated but not bitter. To her fashion-conscious son and bookworm activist daughter, she speaks well of their non-present veteran father. A nice touch. Her military service adds a grit to the story. Penelope has been prescribed anti-depressants by her doctor to deal with her PTSD. She struggles with that because she doesn't like the idea of taking pills. She struggles with ethnic family tradition in a changing America. This comes out in funny business regarding a festive and frilly ceremony, called a quinceañera, that mother and grandmother want to plan for the bookworm daughter. The daughter resembles Anne Hathaway's character in the first hour of THE PRINCESS DIARIES. The repairman, Schneider, is now a sweet and cute hipster landlord who's very fond of the Alvarez family.