Little America Season 2 Review – Apple’s inspirational anthology is just as good a second time round

Season 1

Season 2

Episode Guide

Episode 1 -| Review Score – 4/5
Episode 2 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 3 -|Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 4 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 5 -|Review Score – 3/5
Episode 6 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 7 -|Review Score – 4/5
Episode 8 -|Review Score – 3/5


You can have whatever you want in this life, but you have to work damn hard for it, and go into your endeavour with the right mindset. Little America is a show that personifies that in its rawest form, with the first season depicting 8 tales of immigrants fighting for a chance to achieve the American dream.

Fast forward to 2022 and Apple’s anthology series is back, this time with a new lick of paint and 8 more episodes to chew through. With each clocking in at around 30 minutes or so, the stories mostly center on different individuals attempting to achieve their dreams, peppering in flashbacks along the way to show the struggles these men and women have been through to this point.

The episodes here are thematically on-point too, with ideas like never giving up, believing in yourself and having the courage to take a leap of faith given a sizable spotlight for large parts of this season. The stories themselves are all pretty enjoyable, although one could argue that the series is a bit frontloaded and ends a bit anticlimactically with arguably the least endearing episode of the bunch at the end.

The first two episodes in particular are great and are the most thematically poignant too. The knowledge that each of these stories have been inspired by true events featured in Epic Magazine gives this show a bit of an edge, especially the final few minutes of each which break down who these people are and what they achieved with their lives.

Even if you haven’t watched the first season, Little America is very easy to jump into and you can easily pick and choose which chapters to watch through. Away from the doom and gloom on the news, or the more poignant and harrowing stories about refugees, Apple’s anthology instead focuses on the positives, and in particular the success stories for these men and women.

The stories are all inspirational but also grounded in reality too, with only a sprinkling of cliches peppered throughout. You may find that a particular story resonates with you, and if this reviewer had to choose one, I’d go for Jibril’s journey in “Camel on a Stick”.

However, if you found yourself put off by the tone and pacing of the first season, this one’s unlikely to reel you back in. The format is largely the same and there’s not really that much deviation in truth. Despite all that though, there’s enough here to enjoy and Little America shows that if you have a big enough dream and enough determination, you can do anything you set your mind to.

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  • Verdict - 7.5/10

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