Based around the stand-up routines of comedian Margaret Cho, this series looked at the culture clashes that occured between a traditional Korean mother and her fully Americanized daughter. ... See full summary »

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1995   1994  
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 Margaret Kim 19 episodes, 1994-1995
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 Yung-hee 'Grandma' Kim 19 episodes, 1994-1995
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 Katherine Kim 18 episodes, 1994-1995
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 Ruthie Latham 18 episodes, 1994-1995
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 Gloria Schechter 18 episodes, 1994-1995
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 Dr. Stuart Kim 18 episodes, 1994-1995
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 Casey Emmerson 12 episodes, 1994
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Based around the stand-up routines of comedian Margaret Cho, this series looked at the culture clashes that occured between a traditional Korean mother and her fully Americanized daughter. Mom just wants Margaret to marry 'respectable' men: doctors, lawyers, scientists (always Korean), while her daughter is more interested in white bikers, musicians, and any other type that her mother is bound to hate. Through all of this, Dad knows better than to interfere, and just keeps out of the fray. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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14 September 1994 (USA)  »

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All American Girl  »

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1.33 : 1
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Though the series is about a Korean-American family, Cho was the only actual Korean-American in the cast. Clyde Kusatsu and Amy Hill are Japanese-American. BD Wong and J.B. Quon are Chinese-American. Jodi Long is an American of Japanese and Chinese descent. See more »

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Flawed, but recommended.
30 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I want to see this again! I'm still sad today that it was so short. There were a lot of problems at the studio, which only aggravated Margaret Cho's personal problems. I know the studio told her it was "not Asian enough" and also "too Asian." Not having seen it in a decade, I can't say how culturally accurate it was -- I've read some complaints about Cho's character (shallow, and unlike herself), and about how appropriate it is to cast Chinese and Japanese actors as Koreans -- but I know enjoyed it very much. I really like Margaret's stand-up, I have a crush on B.D. Wong, and know Amy Hill is hilarious -- so it should have been good, and I blame the studio if it wasn't. If you can find it anywhere, I highly recommend it, despite it's flaws. I'm very sad to have so little access to Asian culture (including Asians raised western) in the media.


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