One Day At a Time-1st Season (1975)
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|One Day at a Time, executive produced and developed by Norman Lear, is one of the most successful TV series of the 1970s and 1980s.|
Bonnie Franklin stars as Ms. Ann Romano, a newly divorced and very liberated woman trying her best to raise two teenaged daughters, Julie (Mackenzie Phillips) and Barbara (Valerie Bertinelli), as they start their new life together in Indianapolis. Building superintendent Dwayne Schneider (Pat Harrington, Jr.), a Casanova with a pass key, supplies comic relief, while baby-faced attorney David Kane (Richard Masur) tempts Ann to reconsider her single state. But Ann's priority is discovering her own potential, and helping her daughters discover theirs - One Day at a Time! Look for guest appearances by Suzanne Somers and Robby Benson.
This two disc collection includes all 15 episodes from The Complete First Season of One Day at a Time!
Editor's NoteLike fellow shows from Norman Lear (ALL IN THE FAMILY), ONE DAY AT A TIME ably mixes comedy with weighty issues to create a memorable sitcom. Bonnie Franklin plays Ann Romano, a single mother of two. Daughters Julie (Mackenzie Phillips) and Barbara (Valerie Bertinelli) deal with real issues that teens in the 1970s were sure to face. Unlike other sitcoms where the biggest problem is having two dates to the prom, this series handles topics such as teen sex and substance abuse with honesty. But if the mood ever gets too serious, wisecracking super Schneider (Pat Harrington, Jr.) is always good for a laugh. This first season features plots such as Julie's debate over losing her virginity, Ann's relationship with David (Richard Masur), and her ex-husband's remarriage. This release includes all 15 episodes of the first season, plus the reunion special.
|Pat Harrington, Jr.|
|Alan Rafkin, et. al. - Director|
|Bob Illes - Producer|
|Jeff Barry - Original Music By|
|Joseph Bonaduce, et. al. - Writer|
|Norman Lear - Executive Producer|
|Tom Klemesrud - Editor|
|Emmy, Pat Harrington, Jr., Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series|
|Emmy, Alan Rafkin, Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series|
|Emmy, Bonnie Franklin, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series|
|Golden Globe, Bonnie Franklin, Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical|
|Golden Globe, Valerie Bertinelli, Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV|
|Golden Globe, Pat Harrington, Jr., Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV|