The series follows three generations of the same Cuban-American family living in the same house: a newly divorced former military mother, her teenage daughter and tween son, and her old-school mother. Nobody puts the love in tough love quite like the Alvarez family.
There's an interview that can be found online that begins with Ms. Moreno declaring, "I have no objection to playing a Hispanic. I have every objection to playing a stereotype." Not every objection, to judge by the new One Day at a Time.
For a lot of people, it may be enough to have such a warm, loving Cuban-American family portrayed in a sitcom, a format that has not presented people from such a culture with much understanding in the past.