Daughter From Another Mother (Spanish: Madre Sólo Hay Dos) premiered on 20th January 2021 on Netflix. Created by Carolina Rivera and Fernando Sariñana, the 9-episode-long series stars Ludwika Paleta, Paulina Goto, Martín Altomaro, Liz Gallardo, Javier Ponce, Oka Giner, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, Dalexa Meneses, Elena del Río, and Christian Chávez alongside other cast members.
The Daughter Swap
The Mexican series Daughter From Another Mother is another show to join the switched-at-birth trope. While with progressing times such instances are rare to happen, movies are continued to be made on the concept. More often than not the dramatic plot reveal of the film regarding the swap comes to light when the characters are full-blown adults but what makes Daughter From Another Mother a wholesome series is an idea that it brings to light – impact on the families and the significant bond they develop with the “wrong” child over time making it hard to let go.
The story revolves around 2 mothers here – the rich and affluent businesswoman Ana (Ludwika Paleta) and a middle-class, financially weak college student Mariana (Paulina Goto). Both are polar opposites to each other in their idea of motherhood and parenting. Ana aims to give birth in an upscale hospital, have a post-birth baby shoot in the hospital, and time everything for the child, like limiting the time the child can be held for and more. On the other hand, Mariana is more about home birth and pampering and breastfeeding (which Ana is reluctant to as she uses milk-formula) the child for as long as she can.
But as events take a turn they both are forced to give birth in the same hospital and room (no, no home birth and upscale hospitals). And they hate each other! Few months down the line these women are told that Ana’s daughter is named Regina who is now being raised by Mariana, and Mariana’s is named Valentina which is being raised by Ana and they aren’t theirs and they are supposed to switch the children.
But only if it was that easy for a mother to let go of a child she thought was hers and raised her with all her heart and love. As the story progresses we follow Ana and Mariana’s journey as they try to sort through life’s high and lows and relationship dilemmas, all the while pampering both their daughters.
Daughter From Another Mother is a brilliant comedy series, there are a lot of factors that’ll keep you hooked to the series for the entire duration. The series, despite its language barrier, comes across as funny, heartwarming, and beautiful with well-timed jokes and some adulting realties. Furthermore, the chemistry between Ana and Mariana on-screen is drafted in such a manner that the contrast in their personality does not conflict with the entire scheme of things but rather compliments the tone of the series.
Another reason why the series works in a great way is that the series is not obsessively focusing only on the 2 lead characters but it also brings depth and details for other characters too. Daughter From Another Mother has got plenty of time and room to punctuate jokes with true emotional value and characterization. It’s a funny show and there’s no denying that but its real strength lies in the reasonably rational approach to the concept, really focusing on the idea of a mother-daughter bond as a primal instinct, which by no means reliant on a biological relationship.
Stream It Or Skip It
STREAM IT! Daughter From Another Mother S1 is a huge success and with season 2 down the line, the series is binge-worthy and amazeballs with the fine blend of emotions and laughter. The credit goes to the writers, creators, and actors of the series that didn’t compromise on the execution or the concept and it’s good!
Daughter From Another Mother is now streaming on Netflix.
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