Daughter From Another Mother Review

May 27, 2023
David Sunnyside

After finding out their babies were switched at birth, career woman Ana Servin (Ludwika Paleta) and free-spirited college student Mariana Herrera (Paulina Goto) develop a plan to adjust their new lives by creating a single -- and peculiar -- family.

After debuting in January 2021, the Mexican dramedy Daughter From Another Mother quickly gained massive popularity on Netflix. Now in its third season, Fernando Sarinana and Carolina Rivera's series remains as funny as it is enlightening.

The crux of the story revolves around two women who take home the wrong babies after a medical mishap, and begin to bond with them. Then, four months later, they're informed that the hospital made a mistake and their kids have to be swapped back.

With the two women sharing a house and raising the children together, they must deal with all of life's highs and lows as well as relationship dilemmas. While some of the subplots feel a little overextended, overall this is a great show with excellent performances.

What to Know About Daughter From Another Mother

The drama's real strength lies in its reasonably rational approach to the premise, really leaning into the idea that the mother-daughter bond is a primitive impulse by no means dependent on biological relation. Big questions like these, coupled with the fact that both leads are portrayed as fantastic mothers, give what could have been a light and inconsequential series a considerable amount of dramatic weight.

David Sunnyside
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