Sam Byrd, a teacher and his family take up residence in Hawaii after his wife dies. Harry, Zeke and Franny each have their own problems accepting the new arrangement and coming to terms ... See full summary »
Jennifer Love Hewitt
13 episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1994 and 1995 and first aired in January 1995. Jian-Wa comes to America from Beijing with his brother Wago to find freedom. Wago, who is... See full summary »
Jason Leland Adams,
The colorful Campos family, real middle class who've recently moved up from working class, is headed by patriarch Joaquin and his wife, Elizabeth. Fifteen year old David Campos wants to ... See full summary »
Julio Oscar Mechoso,
A good show starring Russell Wong as Tom Chang, an unfairly jailed former cop-turned Martial Arts teacher and bounty hunter in a small town. In turn, he served as a mentor to a group of pretty white kids with problems.
When the story concentrated on Wong's character, the show was at it's best. We saw his realistic and dramatic reunion and rekindled relationship with his little daughter. And he truly seemed to care for his students, whose problems varied from love issues to abusive fathers. And some of the show's best dialogue came from Tom Chang's conversations with his own sensei, played by beloved character actor Mako. Russell Wong and Mako are excellent actors and thankfully, they were not given the common stereotype of speaking with a thick Chinese accent.
The high schooler stories were routine, saved only by the decent acting of the "teen" cast (consisting of two very hot females). "Sash" did get into the rut of every ep ending with Russell Wong fighting someone. He's not Bruce Lee, but at least he's skilled. At least the fight scenes were grounded in reality, and not the wired, acrobatic stuff we're so accustomed to. The teens were shown as novice fighters able to defend themselves, rather than super-teens who can wipe out masses of people.
Unfortunately, Black Sash had no fair chance to grow in the ended Dawson's Creek time slot, for it had the same Sunday time slot Alias once had. As soon as I saw Black Sash was pitted against Sydney Bristow, I felt I should watch it while it lasted. I wasn't disappointed.
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