Little America: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Little America

Critics Consensus

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: 27

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User Ratings: 52
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Air date: Jan 17, 2020
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Critic Reviews for Little America Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (14)

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…

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…
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Little America is smart, nuanced television.

Jan 15, 2020 | Full Review…

They are "hard work pays off stories," and they are "immigration is hard" stories, yes. But each of them is also much more lovely and painful and complicated than those easy summations.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Every lithe episode is unique and hums with a different tone from one to the next, making this season a thematic quilt as opposed to one bolt of cloth.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

"Little America" is a relevant and essential show.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Whatever its occasional stumbles, Little America can always fall back on its connection to flesh-and-blood human beings in all their quirks and complexities.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Every episode boasts different writers, directors, actors, and DPs - all of whom produce peerless work, all of whom bring a sense of authenticity to the culture being explored, all of whom I need to see work more and more in 2020 and beyond.

Jan 17, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Little America is without a doubt the best series on Apple TV+.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Little America is muddled, with its baked-in politics directly in opposition to its "positive" message.

Jan 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Little America, despite how much the individual stories differ from each other, does tend to take a similar overall approach to each episode: They are sometimes predictable, rarely surprising, and generally brimming with positivity.

Jan 21, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Each episode is an emotional and sweeping story, even if they are also small and contained. Little America is an exceptional series.

Jan 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Little America: Season 1

  • 19h ago
    It opened up my vulnerabilities and most importantly, the stories of each character touched my heart dearly. I would have said the episodes that talked about the Iwegbuna and Beatrice were my favorites courtesy of my African origin, but the last episode about Rafiq nailed it all for me because in many ways more than one, it's story is universal for every where person out there.
  • 2d ago
    Incredible storytelling and film making! And the actors are amazing! I can't get enough of these vibrant episodes.
  • 2d ago
    So far I've watched three episode and they have all been very enjoyable. Seeing a small window into some immigrants lives has been enlightening and entertaining.
  • 3d ago
    Such a refreshing take on immigrant lives in America. Brilliant stories depicted in high quality production and screenplay. Give it a shot and you won't regret it! So far, the best show on Apple TV+
  • 3d ago
    All are different and all are very enjoyable!!
  • Jan 21, 2020
    Por fin los Apple Tv le pegaron a una. Esta serie, de 8 capítulos de media hora, habla sobre distintos casos de inmigrantes en EUA, llegados de diferentes partes del mundo, que lograron salir adelante en campos muy diferentes. Todas las historias son inspiradas en casos reales y están muy bien dramatizadas.
  • Jan 20, 2020
    This is the great storytelling Apple was talking about! Great series, been waiting for something like this.
  • Jan 19, 2020
    Beautiful heartwarming stories that combine every emotion! Add on that the show runners tried to get actors and directors from the character's county of origin and it's just a really eye opening experience.
  • Jan 19, 2020
    I tried my hardest to like this, but it just wasn't good. The first episode started off with a bang. It was fantastic. I couldn't wait to delve into this series. It had me feeling ways I've never felt and I teared up a couple times. After it was over I had to binge. But the following episodes were not good much, at all. Episode 2 follows a rude, selfish Hispanic girl whom I couldn't relate to in the slightest. In fact she was rude enough to where I didn't care if she succeeded or didn't. Episode 3 was a try hard cowboy, that, while being probably the funniest of the season just annoyed me by the end. Episode 4 is one of the worst TV episodes I've seen this decade. It was weird, not funny, and I was ready for it to be over. Episode 5 was one of the better ones. I respected her more than most of any other immigrants. Episode 6 was just boring and the mother was obnoxious. Episode 7 was probably the second funniest but it was annoying. The dad was too happy the whole time and I felt like the story and plot were almost nonexistent. And episode 8 was also a decent one, and while it was pretty touching, his friend was extremely annoying, and calling Kelly Clarkson's music "deep" just made me cringe in every way possible. I tried to continue liking it and then it finished with a Kelly Clarkson drag performance and it just made me cringe and feel awkward. Literally no one likes Kelly Clarkson that much. With all the hype around this series and hearing its description was very refreshing and exciting but after finishing it, I didn't care much for it at all. Outside of the first episode, there isn't really anything here I'd call "fantastic," and most just tinker on the edge of bad, and some are actually bad. Extreme letdown. I feel a 2/5 is generous but that's just because I loved the first episode a ton.
  • Jan 19, 2020
    Very good show. Well acted

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