so. Have been mainlining House of Cards since yesterday evening. Some random observations after the cut (because obvs don’t want to spoil anything for people like myself who haven’t managed to gulp it all down in one sitting).
What it is labeled as: A sitcom. It is based on the memoirs written by Eddie Huang. Huang’s family moved from DC to Orlando, Florida where his dad managed a number of restaurants in the 1990s. While Eddie’s dad is all about the American dream, the rest of the family has a bit of trouble adjusting to their neighborhood (apart from Emery. Emery is adjusting surprisingly well, as his mum puts it).
What I like to call it: A good sitcom.
Reasons to watch: All the cast! I like all of them, although if I HAD to pick a favorite it would be Constance Wu.
Why it shows promise: a) It’s funny, I mean some scenes made me snort out loud. b) Did you know that this is the second EVER Asian American sitcom? (first being Margaret Cho’s All-American Girl)
Freaking Hollywood, behind the times as ever.
The down side: I thought it was funny. It is not super funny just yet. But then again that is the case with most sitcoms, it takes a while to get into that groove. So yes I was snorting and sh*t and then I looked the show up and read this article written by Huang. So now I’m what the what?! It’s network television, they are going to water stuff down, that’s kinda what they do. I’ve read Kuhn and remember (a little) about paradigm shift and whathaveyou. But am I out of touch? And offending anyone by laughing?
Has anyone seen Fresh Off the Boat? How did you like it?