“Little America,” a brand new anthology sequence on Apple TV+, has been extensively described as the very best present on the fledging streaming service.
Right here on the Unique Content material podcast, we aren’t able to go fairly that far, notably since a few us are massive followers of “See.” However we have been fairly impressed.
The sequence, which counts “The Massive Sick” writers Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani amongst its govt producers, tells eight separate tales (all primarily based on real-life profiles in Epic Journal) about immigrants to the US. For instance, the primary episode focuses on a younger boy whose dad and mom find yourself returning to India within the face of deportation, leaving him because the de facto supervisor of their motel in Utah.
At a time when immigration stays a hot-button situation on the nationwide stage, this may sound just like the setup for a righteously indignant and political present. As an alternative, “Little America” largely eschews overt politics, other than its insistence in depicting as immigrants from all around the world as people with their very own idiosyncrasies and ambitions — briefly, as actual human beings.
This makes for a humorous, partaking present that by no means will get notably darkish or miserable. Maybe that’s our solely actual criticism — that the tales appear so rigorously chosen to emphasise uplift over anger that they will begin to really feel a bit formulaic.
Along with our evaluation (which incorporates some delicate spoilers for early episodes), this episode takes us everywhere, protecting every little thing from Netflix’s new technique for reporting viewers measurement to a lawsuit alleging that M. Night time Shyamalan stole the concept for his TV+ sequence “Servant.
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And for those who’d wish to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
zero:27 Netflix viewers metrics
15:52 “Little America” evaluation (delicate spoilers)
45:59 M. Night time Shyamalan lawsuit dialogue
56:31 “Encore” dialogue
1:02:07 “Bachelor” dialogue