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The Internet Is Trying To #SaveODAAT From Netflix And Everyone Is Rooting For The Show

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It’s been about a week since Netflix announced that it will be canceling its widely revered sitcom “One Day at a Time,” leaving cast, crew, and fans reeling from the news. If you’ve seen ODAAT, you’re shocked and confused, too. The show centered on a Cuban-American family, touching topics that few Latino families want to touch (i.e. mental illness, sexuality, alcoholism, and the list goes on).

The writers were genius, the storyline perfection and the characters more lovable and relatable than any other Latinos on screen. We’re all mad at Netflix for hooking us with three seasons and denying us more.

Sounds like a personal marketing problem, Netflix.

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Netflix made the “hard” decision to cancel “One Day at a Time” citing low viewership as the reason. However, as any fan will tell you , and have told you on Twitter, Netflix never tried marketing the show. Many fans didn’t know there were new episodes until they saw the “New Episodes” sticker on the thumbnail.

Twitter came through to hold Netflix’s marketing department accountable.

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Thank you for your service, @7_han_. Netflix, do you have a comment? It is really telling that so many other shows get so much attention from Netflix but ODAAT was essentially forgotten and dismissed. Feels a little bit like sabotage.

Plus, Netflix is notoriously secretive about its viewership numbers.

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According to president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Alex Nogales, Netflix has often claimed: “that they don’t see numbers.” He told NBC News. “I always find that hard to believe … which one is it? For years, they’ve been saying that they don’t care about numbers and now they do.”

Needless to say, #SaveODAAT has become a grassroots movement.

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Netflix is feeling all kinds of pressure right now. We, the fans, made that happen. We exist. Count us as your “viewership,” por favor. #SaveODAAT has received attention from the entire planet. It is clear that people want this show. To chancel, it after not promoting it properly is wrong on so many levels.

Because la gente will take no apology from the streaming service.

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One user, @DreTerroba put it perfectly:

“Maybe, just maybe, think that the way to continue finding ways to tell these stories is by promoting them more when they’re already there, instead of siloing that outreach for just those who you think may watch. It’s simplistic and tokenistic tbh.”

It seems Lin-Manuel Miranda might just save the day. 👏

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He has a proven track record of saving Latino-centered shows. Remember when he saved “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” last year from Fox? Boy’s got connections and he’s using them. Also, what are you plotting?! We need to know. 

He’s busy snickering secrets with Rita Moreno over dinner.

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👏YOU 👏CAN’T 👏CANCEL 👏RITA 👏MORENO. We don’t exactly know what is being cooked up by Miranda but we hope it’s juicy. Please make this happen. We could only imagine what this show will look like at another network that wants it to succeed.

Showrunners Gloria Calderón-Kellet and Mike Royce have publicly asked networks to #SaveODAAT.

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Calderón-Kellet announced on Twitter, “Good morning networks. I’ve met with you in the past & you’ve said ‘If only we had @OneDayAtATime’ Good news…. we can be yours! We can easily do a reset so that those not familiar with the show will get all the info they need. Call Sony. The fight continues”

Meanwhile, Rotten Tomatoes gave ODAAT two perfect 100 percent ratings for its second and third seasons.

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It’s a hit for a reason, and everyone, including its infamous produce Norman Lear is confused. In a statement, Lear said, “I wish I could understand Netflix’s decision to not pick us up for a fourth [season].”

The problem is that Netflix contracts prevent canceled shows from being picked up for at least 2-3 years.

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It is truly childish, but we’re seeing nothing but hope and positivity from showrunners and cast alike. Keep it going, fans! People want to see this show and they want to see it wherever they can. Don’t let the show die because of your non-compete, Netflix. Let the fans get the show they want and deserve.

The cast and crew might not be aqble to talk, btu we, the fans, can continue to make noise and pressure the streaming giant to let the show live on.

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If they don’t want it, fine. But don’t deprive audiences that finally saw themselves represented because you don’t want someone else to have the show. Let is live on a network that will truly care for iandnd give it the publicity it deserves.

To offend Rita Moreno is to offend an *angel*. But Netflix did a great job.

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Her words exactly, “I am grieving for the terrible loss of my beloved character, Lydia, on ‘@OneDayAtATime‘. A glorious confection/creation put together by @everythingloria and @MikeRoyce thanks to the brilliance of @TheNormanLear and his extraordinary partner.”

Justina Machado pointed out the obvious:

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This show didn’t just resonate with Latino audiences. It resonates with American families. We are American families and it is wonderful to see our family on the tv.

Isabella Gomez, on the other hand, was enojada AF.

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Caption: “All of us last week. 🤦🏽‍♀️😂 HOWEVER, this week is full of hope and possibilities! Game plan: you guys keep tweeting and talking about the show so potential buyers see that people are invested and wanting more seasons and we’ll try to find us a new home! Use #SaveODAAT 💙💙

And has spent the week eating her feelings.

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Seriously, get in on this #SaveODAAT train and save Isabella Gomez from herself.

Fans are even changing their Twitter names to really commit to saving the show.

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What are you doing? Share this article. Share your feelings. Tweet #SaveODAAT and help save ODAAT!

Young Marcel Ruiz, who plays Alex, had a touching message for his fans.

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Caption: “I am very surprised and sad that One Day at a Time is getting canceled and not having a season 4. I always thought this show would go on for many more seasons and that’s why it’s so hard to realize it has come to an end. This show not only taught me so much about acting but also about life and how important family is. This has been a life changing experience that I will always be thankful for being a part of. Thank you to @gloriakellett@mikeroyce @thenormanlear@thebrent_miller @Sony @netflix and all the writers that made this story come to life. Thank you for giving me the opportunity of playing the character of Alex. I will miss this amazingly talented cast who has been the most supportive family since the first day. Thank you to the fans that watched and were proud to be represented on tv, you guys are the best! I hope this show can find a new home, in the meantime we will keep laughing and crying. This was it, this was life, One Day at a Time. #saveodaat

Here’s some inspiring anecdotes to remind you why you’re about to hashtag #SaveODAAT.

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Because it’s not closed curtains yet. We don’t know what’s cooking but we know that we can turn up the heat by showing networks that ODAAT is beloved by its fanbase. We fight for what we love.

This show has brought families together in their living rooms all over the world.

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If “One Day at a Time” has had any impact on you, the least we can do is show our support. If it’s true that Netflix’s reason fothe r cancellation was low viewership numbers, we can elevate those numbers on social media.

We won’t stop you from calling Netflix and giving them a piece of your mind.

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The truth is that we don’t know exactly what is going on, but the showrunners’ comments allude to something. Call Netflix at 1 (866) 579-7172 and definitely tweet out all the sorrow, joy and rage that ODAAT has given you with #SaveODAAT. Let’s go, familia!

READ: The All-Time Best Quotes From Lydia On ODAAT That Are Too Relatable

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Dropped Their Last Trailer Ever And Twitter Is Filled With Emotion

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Dropped Their Last Trailer Ever And Twitter Is Filled With Emotion

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“Orange Is The New Black” has been captivating viewers for six seasons and we are all bracing for the seventh. In anticipation of the July 26 release of the final season, Netflix has released the last trailer and it has left so many people feeling very emotional.

The last trailer for “Orange Is The New Black” is out and people are feeling all kinds of ways.

Honestly, same. So much time has been invested and we all knew that things were going to come to an end but we just aren’t ready. These women have become a constant in our lives. They have been there with us for years and we have watched them grow and change. Why take them away from us?

People are trying to figure out their futures after the show.

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It is like saying goodbye to a family member. It is never easy and people are never ready for such hard goodbyes. When will we see Maritza again? What if I want to hang out with Flaca on the weekends? It’s so hard.

The show was more than just a show for so many.

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For some people, it gave them perspective about the U.S. prison system. We often think of prisoners as separated from the rest of us but they are people just like everyone else. The prison system has had major issues for a long time so it is good that more people are concerned about the happenings impacting the lives of those incarcerated.

Even though the end is devastating, people are so excited to see how the show wraps up.

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OMG. What is going to happen with Piper and Alex? We need to see the rest of Gloria’s story. There are so many questions swirling around and we can’t wait to see how they end these very important stories.

Some people did have some hot takes about the trailer, namely, Maritza.

We assume, and hope, that she will be in the final season. Could you imagine if they just cut one of the most iconic characters in the final season? Talk about devastating. We need to see her and her strong af winged tips.

In conclusion, call the OITNB fans in your life today. They could use the comfort.

The entire fandom is fighting through some very mixed emotions. Like, yay for more of the story that has kept us entertained since 2013. Also, boo that the whole story that has become a part of our lives has to end.

Watch the full trailer below.

It’s okay to cry. Just get some tissues so you don’t make a mess.

READ: Netflix Resurrected This Telenovela Villain Once Again To Give OITNB Some Life And It’s Genius

Tessa Thompson’s Latest Instagram Is A Tribute To A Girl Who Could Not Wait To Get Her Picture At The ‘MIB’ Premiere

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Tessa Thompson’s Latest Instagram Is A Tribute To A Girl Who Could Not Wait To Get Her Picture At The ‘MIB’ Premiere

When the original “Men In Black” premiered in 1997, there’s no denying it was a mega box office hit. In fact, we’re a bit more surprised that it took this long for there to be another installation to the franchise. Now, 22 years later, the new version, fittingly titled, “Men In Black: International” the film is more inclusive, which is certainly appreciated in this day and age.

It’s because of this diverse representation that Latinas can see themselves on the big screen.

Last week, during the “Men In Black” premiere Tessa Thompson spotted a little girl who was dressed just like her in the movie.

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Thompson recounted the moment on Instagram and discussed how much she’s been through with the filming of the movie and doing press all over the world. She said it was this moment that meant so much to her.

“These past couple weeks have been almost a blur— except, my favorite moment of all— meeting the one person I really made @meninblack for. Hers was the first face I saw when I arrived to the premiere— and it’s still on my mind. And what she said to me, I’ll never forget.”

This moment really signifies why representation matters so much.

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People seem to forget how many others are excluded when we see a movie or TV show, so when you see a person that looks like you starring in a massive project, it’s an encouraging thing that means to so many. Now we’re wondering what that little girl said to her. Please tell us, Tessa!

Thompson’s role in the new “Men In Black” also came with a couple of changes including something she didn’t want to say just because Will Smith said it in the original.

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Thompson said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she didn’t want the new movie to be too much like the old one, which makes sense especially because this is 2019! We don’t need to regress to 1997.

In the original movie, Smith says “I make this look good” after he first puts on his suit. Thompson said she would never say that line.

“I wouldn’t have said it. In fact, I think someone did ask me to — just as an option — and I said no. M [her character] is just different from that character [Agent J/Smith]. Yeah, I was really conscious of too much nostalgia. Also, inside of that, there were moments when I thought, ‘Let’s lean in.'”

Yes!! That is why we need more women of color in movies!

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