Pop Culture Fix: The Fight to Save “One Day at a Time” Is ON!

Hey, it’s a Pop Culture Fix! That must mean the week is halfway over and you should treat yourself to a chocolate croissant to celebrate!


+ The fight to save One Day at a Time is ON! (While you’re fighting, please take a break to hydrate and treat yourself to this full Stephanie Beatriz scene from season three’s “The Funeral.”)

+ Have you watched Queer Eye’s Black Girl Magic episode yet? You should immediately! And then read Mackenzie’s review, which Jess (from the episode!) loved! You can also check out this GoFundMe, set up by her friend to send her back to college.

+ I am so heckin’ excited for Booksmart and extra heckin’ excited because Emily Yoshida, one of my favorite film reviewers, loved it so much.

+ Wild Nights With Emily is finally coming to theaters in real life and not just on the festival circuit! April 12th!

+ Surprise: TV writers of color face widespread bias.

+ Hmmmmm. (Luv u but Carol x Maria 5eva.)

+ Noelle Stevenson chatted with Syfy Wire about season two of She-Ra, which lands on Netflix in only like five weeks!

+ Supergirl’s Kelly Olsen and Alex Danvers are for real gonna be girlfriends, pass it on.

+ Please enjoy the full trailer for the new season of Sabrina; it drops on April 5th.

+ Okay there’s a new movie coming out called Hustlers, and let me just tell you the cast: Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, and Trace Lysette. And now let me just tell you the plot: “Writer-director Lorene Scafaria’s (The Meddler) movie, inspired by a 2016 New York Magazine article, follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.” SEE YOU IN THEATERS THE SECOND THIS PREMIERES.

+ Strangers Things season three trailer!

+ And finally, Samira Wiley is very proud of her bb’s new show (which I wrote about yesterday).

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle managing editor who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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12 Comments

  1. It occurs to me that Netflix’s embargo on viewership data might REALLY hurt the campaign to save “One Day at a Time”. How difficult must it be to try and shop it to another channel if they can’t dig into the data? Can the EP of the show force Netflix to give that out?

  2. The thing about ODAAT is that Netflix deals are structured such that they have to start paying bigger and bigger bonuses around (or after?) the third season. So Netflix is incentivized to cut the cord. Additionally, ODAAT would already be saved if there wasn’t a clause in their agreement with ODAAT blocking it from being picked up by any other SVOD service for 2 or 3 years (at least CBS All Access had expressed strong desire to pick it up).

    https://www.parrotanalytics.com/insights/cross-platform-tv-demand-the-most-wanted-television-in-the-u-s-03-09-march-2019/
    This data suggests that it was not “ratings” per se that was ODAAT’s problem. Though reportedly Netflix has some measure of the shows that bring “new” subscriptions, and ODAAT was not producing a spike? Despite being watched plenty.

      • I suspect Sony is a very tough negotiator on their content, and it’s possible they played hardball with Netflix and thought Netflix would blink.

        It’s just a gut feeling, given how hard they fought to hang onto Spider-Man and how much negotiating it apparently took behind the scenes to bring him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe…especially since Sony only rebooted Spidey with Andrew Garfield in an attempt to prove they were using the property so Marvel’s phalanx of Disney lawyers didn’t attack. (For anyone not well versed in the minutiae of comics rights, Marvel licensed out Spiderman to Sony and Fantastic Four/X-Men to Fox when things were very tight for Marvel. Then the MCU with Hulk and Iron Man, then Disney, etc, but before that Sony and Fox had all the power)

      • It is a fact that the rights are owned by others. But it is no accident why very few of those types of shows make it past three years with Netflix (according to Deadspin anyway) and it’s all on Netflix and how they structure contracts. I think they probably low ball a bit early on with the promise of bigger bonuses if the show has longevity. I’m certainly willing to blame Sony for stuff, but this is just Netflix’s game. They like to seem friendly. But they’re a business, and this is how they do it (combined with a punitive non compete clause). They like to have their cake and eat it too

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