Little America: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Little America

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Joyous, heartfelt, and very human, Little America's thoughtful collection of immigrant tales is as inspirational as it is relatable.

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Critic Ratings: 37

78%

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User Ratings: 120

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 17, 2020

Young Kabir discovers his parents have been deported. It is up to him to run their family's motel business.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2020

An undocumented high schooler pursues high school education. An urban squash coach has the power to transform lives.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2020

A Nigerian student discovers Oklahoma's cowboy culture. His new connection fosters his sense of self.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2020

Sylviane embarks on a 10-day silent retreat challenge. The issue gets complicated when she discovers she has feelings for a fellow attendee.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2020

Beatrice arrives in America to attend college. She puts everything on the line in the quest to become a baker.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2020

Dedicated mother Ai manages to juggle life and motherhood. She considers her identity while onboard an Alaskan cruise.

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Faraz dreams of building his family the perfect home. He pushes on in despite of apparent obstacles.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2020

A Syrian refugee struggles to keep his sexuality a secret from his friends and family. All the while, he aspires to secure asylum in the United States to live in a way that is true to himself.

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Critic Reviews for Little America Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (20)

Little America is smart, nuanced television.

Jan 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Perhaps most importantly, "Little America" avoids becoming patriotic propaganda not by disparaging the United States and its policies (which it rarely does), but by selectively emphasizing what America can offer at its best.

Jan 10, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

And, thanks to the wise and humane writing, all of the episodes have the reach and breadth of full-length movies.

Feb 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Its ambitions aren't flashy, but Little America leads with a clear investment in the kinds of people often relegated to the background of other shows. It's a smart, empathetic choice.

Jan 24, 2020 | Full Review…

The subjects vary, but almost without exception the stories are quirky yet resonant, emotional and relatable, with a sweet (or occasionally slightly bittersweet) payoff.

Jan 16, 2020 | Full Review…

The funny, inspiring Little America tells immigrant stories that are pleasing without preaching...

Jan 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Inspired by true stories ..., the Apple TV+ series celebrates immigrants. Their culture, values, hopes, fears, dreams, perseverance, way of life, [and] search for an identity.

Jul 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Each episode of Little America is based on a true story of an immigrant to the United States, and retold in a 30-minute block of inspiring, unwavering humanity filled with hope, humor, and joy.

Jan 16, 2020 | Rating: 90/100 | Full Review…

Little America abstains from trying to deliver sweet generalizations about American immigration. The jumbled pictures of immigration it presents are too difficult to pin down.

Jan 16, 2020 | Full Review…

The key thing with Little America's anthology premise is that the number of stories it can tell, about different immigrants from different places experiencing America in different ways, is virtually limitless.

Jan 13, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a beautiful, endearing show, one that never loses sight of its fascinating characters.

Jan 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The key is in the chosen tone, without being showy or excessively sentimental. There's no big declarations other than the entrance to those private worlds, always seen with the eyes of those who arrive to stay. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Little America: Season 1

  • Nov 20, 2020
    What a great way to open the doors of immigration to our country and those who have not been affected by it or it's people. Such great stories
  • Oct 05, 2020
    Earnest, preachy, not very entertaining.
  • Sep 23, 2020
    Really nice collection of stories ... uneven, but there are some total gems. Heartwarming and life-affirming is not usually my lane, but I thoroughly enjoyed this overall and found it a nice change of pace from my usual fare of dark, brooding, and strange.
  • Sep 03, 2020
    A very well-written show with great characters and heartwarming stories. I honestly love that it keeps it real and points to serious issues and problems but at the same time it stays positive and wholesome.
  • Jun 20, 2020
    In between a documentary and a feature film, based on true stories and done with a flavour of experience from the immigrant group in questions, even with part of the story told in the native tongue. Each story has been told in an evocative manner, but with a totally consistent storyline, which I like in particular. Akin to accentuated cinema trend. Totally believable and nurturing hope in people's ingenuity, persistence and ability to understand each other.
  • Jun 06, 2020
    I loved this Show. Real stories with very good actors!!
  • May 12, 2020
    This was such a heart-warming series, I want season 2!
  • May 06, 2020
    This series has made me think how good it is that we can all live without discrimination due to culture, race, identity, religion, and it is that we all support this world.
  • May 02, 2020
    one of the best tv shows ever
  • Apr 20, 2020
    it's an excellent series, and you can learn a lot about different cultures.

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