Vida is a 2018 American drama television series created by Tanya Saracho and inspired by the short story "Pour Vida" by Richard Villegas Jr. Featuring stars Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada, Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda, Maria-Elena Laas, and Roberta Colindrez, the story is based on two Mexican-American sisters who move back to their childhood home in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles after the death of their mother.
About the story
Vida follows "two Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother's identity."
However, out of nowhere a past love interest appears, where a young woman named Mari faces them about how they are providing to the gentrification of the neighborhood, they begin to plant roots. The kind which, towards the end of the season, seem like they might not get ripped out of the ground.
Vida is a great show! Some scenes literally make you want to pause to discuss the power of a moment and what was being expressed. The directing is award-winning, the set designs are incredible. The bunch of casts could not be better, and the depth of aristocracy in every scene will make you realize feel as if you’re present inside the set. This show is brutally authentic.
Vida deals with real-world situations that viewers will relate to on a deep level. It is a perfect blend of personal and family narrative and culture in this series. It shows a vibrant, ever-changing East Los Angeles and the conflicts and struggles dealing with gentrification from within and outside the Mexican American community. The sisters navigate a place that is home and at the same time foreign to them while grappling with personal issues and sexual identity.
The show really helps to look into the ups and downs of people of the Mexican community and their life of the next generation.Watch Trailer