A series about two second-generation millennial women growing up with immigrant families.
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 Jennifer 'Mo' Monteloyola (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Jennifer 'Jen' Wu (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Nate (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Lewis (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Bunny (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Karen / ... (4 episodes, 2016)
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 Alister (4 episodes, 2016)
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 Garth (4 episodes, 2016)
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 Harold (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Eric (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Hsu (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Maryjun / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
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Second Jen is a coming of age comedy about two second-generation millennials (Chinese-Canadian and Filipino-Canadian) and inseparable best friends who move out to a shabby city triplex to prove to their immigrant families, and themselves, that they can make it on their own.

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Experience your firsts with your best

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Definitely Needs A LOT of Improvement
6 November 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Oy, vey. I don't even know where to begin with this review.

I was excited to watch a TV show with two female Asian leads, but my excitement quickly turned to disappointment after watching the first few episodes. Second Jen is lifeless and devoid of personality, very much like the two main characters. It's torturous following Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan's characters around for 20 minutes, because they're some of the worst Canadian TV actors (the standards are already very low) I've seen in a long time. Had the creators of the show not cast themselves as the leads, it still would have fallen flat because even decent actors wouldn't have been able to save a show so horribly written. Much like how the cousin (who was surprisingly a very good actress) in the second episode couldn't distract from the horrible acting.

The plot it empty, the characters vapid, boring, and two dimensional, and at the end of an episode you'll wonder why you wasted 20 minutes of your life. Not to mention the transition scenes are jarring and outright weird. I've watched Hallmark and Lifetime movies that have better character development in the first 10 minutes than Second Jen has had in 2 episodes (40 minutes).

You may be thinking that 6 episodes isn't a lot of time to establish anything. Nice excuse, but the British seem to have no problem with these time constraints as most of their series are 6 episodes. I'd rather watch their shows any day since they understand basic screen writing and character development and write beyond the level of a high schooler trying to make a vacuous web series.

I would be very surprised if Second Jen received a second season.


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