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Fresh Off the Boat 

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A Taiwanese family makes their way in America during the 1990s.

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Nahnatchka Khan
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Series cast summary:
Randall Park ...  Louis Huang 81 episodes, 2015-2018
Constance Wu ...  Jessica Huang 81 episodes, 2015-2018
Hudson Yang ...  Eddie Huang 81 episodes, 2015-2018
Forrest Wheeler ...  Emery Huang 81 episodes, 2015-2018
Ian Chen ...  Evan Huang 81 episodes, 2015-2018
Lucille Soong ...  Grandma Huang 80 episodes, 2015-2018
Chelsey Crisp ...  Honey 74 episodes, 2015-2018
Ray Wise ...  Marvin 56 episodes, 2015-2018
Trevor Larcom ...  Trent 48 episodes, 2015-2018
Evan Hannemann ...  Barefoot Dave 44 episodes, 2015-2018
Prophet Bolden ...  Walter 42 episodes, 2015-2018
Dash Williams ...  Brian 35 episodes, 2015-2018
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Storyline

Loosely based on the life of Eddie Huang during the mid-to-late 1990s, an Asian-American family decides to move to Orlando, Florida from Washington D.C. in order to embrace the "American Dream," facing many obstacles as they try to assimilate with the new culture that surrounds them.

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4 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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In the pilot episode, Louis & Jessica speak with significantly thicker accents than they do in every other episode of the series. See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: Nanny Goats (2017) See more »

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Fresh Off the Boat
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FOB-ulous!
9 February 2015 | by RizzlenessSee all my reviews

I came into Fresh Off the Boat with low expectations, as there are seemingly endless ways to make a bad network show, especially by making it dull and mediocre by dumbing down the characters and their experiences. Add in the topic of race and immigration, where I'm certain network producers are terrified of offending anyone, and you're almost certain to brew up a giant batch of watered-down, "family friendly" weak tea.

But, amazingly, the show is good. And funny. Maybe most importantly, all of the characters are human, and they are full people while simultaneously showing different sides of the immigrant experience. I have a feeling you're not going to know who are the "good guys" and who are the "bad guys," and this really won't be a show about Eddie but about a family. As the first few episodes show, each family member has different, and even contradictory, skills for managing their lives together, and they complement each other. I also bet people outside of the family will soon be part of this equation.

Speaking of which, it's ironic that some reviewers are saying the show is anti-white, as a big critique of white people is how they tend to dominate any experience (like, for instance, a show about an Asian American immigrant family) and make it all about them.


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