‘Vida’ Season 2 Review: The Insightful Starz Comedy Gets Down to Business

‘Vida’ Season 2 Review: The Insightful Starz Comedy Gets Down to Business
In the right hands, the day-to-day operations of running a bar can be sturdy building blocks for absorbing television. “Cheers” is the most successful, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is right on its heels, and now “Vida” has proven worthy to carry the torch for the foreseeable future. In a longer, richer, and just-as-engrossing second season, Tanya Saracho’s Latinx Starz comedy doubles down on its Season 1 premise, in that sisters Lyn (Melissa Barrera) and Emma (Mishel Prada) commit to rebuilding the bar inherited from their mother.

Yet what makes “Vida” come together so smoothly is Saracho’s understanding of what a bar represents — it’s a respite from life and the origin of it. People go there to get away, and Lyn and Emma have plenty of good times at their Los Angeles cantina. But they also are using it to start anew. Yes, there are new bartenders to deal with,
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