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‘Party of Five’ and ‘Little America’: Immigrant Stories That Get the Job Done; Critic’s Notebook

Jan 16, 2020 - The New York Times

The new series explore the timeliness and timelessness of immigrant experiences.

The new series explore the timeliness and timelessness of immigrant experiences.

In the opening minutes of Freeform’s “Party of Five,” Javier and Gloria Acosta (Bruno Bichir and Fernanda Urrejola) are arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the restaurant they own and operate. They’re terrified, but also they’re confused. No, they don’t have papers. But they’ve been in America fo...