In regards to One Day at a Time, I enjoy the multi-cam sitcom as it allows the audience to feel more at home, which lets them almost integrate themselves into the sitcom itself. One Day at a Time is a great modern example of a progressive sitcom as well as a society. The inclusion of immigrants and homosexuality into the series is a clear representation of issues and contested views that America is undergoing right now. The series sheds light on the lives of immigrants and immigration policies that some may not be savvy too. It also sheds light on the uneducated when it comes to day to day lives of people that were not born in America. While watching the Youtube documentary “The one that goes behind the scenes”, I had no idea that so much went into the production of one episode and how they replace the seemingly not important props and aspects of the show to make it more realistic. For example, in the famous Central Perk, they often change out the coffee and mugs in the back of the Coffee shop to make the show more realistic and so the audience doesn’t get bored, if they even notice the things that they change. The costume and prop director is someone that is routinely overlooked. I also had no idea how they prepare for each shooting the night before by setting up all the props and setting so they can start immediately the next morning. As mentioned above, I believe the multi-cam sitcom creates a sense of community because the audience is literally there to watch the shooting and instead of obnoxious laugh tracks, real people laughing allows for an even funnier episode because if you watch a comedy with another person or a group of people opposed to by yourself, it makes the comedy much funnier. Due to the live audience, I think this also allows the actors to really fall into character and do their best to make the show that much better. I think this traditional way of multi cam sitcom has been discontinued because of the inconvenience and disruption that the audience creates. As read in the article written by Pili Vades, you must show up to the set hours before to undergo a grueling but necessary process before actually sitting down. The set staff takes this very seriously because it only takes one audience member to disrupt the show. I personally don’t believe this way of filming, especially One day at a time, is conservative but much more progressive. As mentioned above, the entirety of season 1 is based around the idea that these people are Cuban immigrants and the hardships that they go through. As well as being immigrants I think the show sheds light to close minded individuals where they don’t see immigrants as people who go through similar issues as they do. But we see that the characters are worried about boys and school, something that we can all relate too.

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