That guy is just everywhere. A couple years ago i was watching some random TV show and he showed up in two commercials in a row and then when the showed came back he showed up as the dentist the main character had just gone to see.
It’s supposedly based on chef Eddie Haung’s life, but from what I know about him there won’t be nearly enough cursing or weed smoking. He isn’t even happy with how the show is turning out, but that is the curse of selling out, you lose all creative control. WAMP WAMP :smack:
In the linked article he fusses about not liking the way he’s portrayed.
Because that worked so well when Margaret Cho did it…
It doesn’t seem any more offensive than black’ish. Then again, it doesn’t seem anywhere nearly as funny as black’ish either; I have a feeling it will be a “moral victory” if ABC doesn’t end up burning off episodes on Saturday nights. In my opinion, the show’s main problem isn’t the characterizations, but the restaurant.
Then again, I am assuming that all of the scenes in the preview come from the pilot, and there might be some tweaking between episodes one and two. Then again again, sometimes you don’t get an “episode two”, especially with ABC; Emily’s Reasons Why Not got pulled after its pilot aired.
I recognized the dad from his voice…he’s Kim Jong-Un in The Interview.
It looked okay, nothing too special, I did notice that one of the writers/EPs was the creator of Don’t Trust the B. Also, I know it comes from the book, but I think Fresh Off The Boat is a stupid name. I mean, even if they came straight from Asia they would have flown (yes, I know it’s an idiom), but they just moved from Washington DC to Orlando, so they’re not really Fresh Off The Boat. Unless they had just recently moved into the country I suppose.
Eh, I agree with Nemo. We’ve seen a lot of ethnic sitcoms, and while generally they haven’t lasted very long due to not being funny, they haven’t really triggered much in the way of backlash or controversy. I don’t see much reason to think this will be any different (both in not provoking controversy and in not being very funny).
Plus, as a general rule, shows like this usually end up being 10% making fun of whatever ethnic group, and 90% making fun of contemporary American life through the eyes of an outsider. Even the 3 minute trailer has a lot of that.