- 1 Season
America is a 2010 Lifetime television miniseries that follows the lives of four families living in different parts of the country as they deal with various personal and societal issues. The main characters include Alice, a widowed mother struggling to raise her two teenagers in Arizona; Rosie, a Mexican immigrant working as a maid in California to support her son still living in Mexico; Dr. Bob, a successful Chicago physician balancing his career and family life; and Marlon, a soldier recently returned from Iraq who is having difficulty adjusting to civilian life in Kansas.
Each episode focuses on one of the families and highlights their unique challenges as minorities, immigrants, or veterans in America. Alice faces prejudice as a Muslim raising her children alone. Rosie deals with being undocumented while trying to bring her son to America legally. Dr. Bob experiences racial profiling from the police despite his affluence. Marlon struggles with PTSD and alcoholism as he tries to reintegrate into his small town. Their stories intersect to provide a thought-provoking look at what it means to be American today.
The miniseries has strong production values and acting performances that bring emotional depth to the characters. It authentically captures the diversity of the American experience through these four families. Their struggles to achieve their version of the American dream reveal the gaps that still exist between ideals of equality and the reality many face. Yet despite the challenges each family faces, the miniseries ultimately has an optimistic message about the resilience and potential of the human spirit.
America garnered positive reviews for its balanced storytelling and nuanced exploration of race, class, and immigration. Critics praised the series for elevating the voices of those often marginalized. While America does not shy away from showing the harsh realities many Americans face, it also highlights the bonds of family, friendship, and community that help sustain us. Each episode leaves viewers moved by these intimate portrayals of Americans struggling, growing, and supporting one another through hardship.
Though set in 2010, America explores issues and themes that still resonate more than a decade later. It offers an emotional and thought-provoking look at the state of America through the eyes of four unique but connected families facing complex challenges. Their stories illustrate both the diversity and common humanity that defines the American people. America ultimately leaves viewers hopeful about the country's future, despite its imperfections, when we embrace the strength that comes from our differences.
America is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (1 episodes). The series first aired on March 4, 2009.