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Fresh Off the Boat 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2015– )
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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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2020   2019   2018   2017   2016   2015  
6 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
Randall Park ...  Louis Huang 116 episodes, 2015-2020
Constance Wu ...  Jessica Huang 116 episodes, 2015-2020
Hudson Yang ...  Eddie Huang 116 episodes, 2015-2020
Forrest Wheeler ...  Emery Huang 116 episodes, 2015-2020
Ian Chen ...  Evan Huang 116 episodes, 2015-2020
Lucille Soong ...  Grandma Huang 115 episodes, 2015-2020
Chelsey Crisp ...  Honey 109 episodes, 2015-2020
Ray Wise ...  Marvin 91 episodes, 2015-2020
Trevor Larcom ...  Trent 70 episodes, 2015-2020
Evan Hannemann ...  Barefoot Dave 51 episodes, 2015-2020
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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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Based on the life of Asian-American restaurateur, chef, food personality, and former lawyer Eddie Huang. He serves as the show's narrator in the first season. See more »

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Obviously filmed in Los Angeles, as most residential streets in Orlando, Florida do not have sidewalks. See more »

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Fresh Off the Boat
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Life During Simpler Times
6 October 2015 | by byson5186See all my reviews

Fresh Off The Boat is a great TV show that is definitely worth watching on Tuesdays, on A.B.C. Nowadays, a T.V. show seems lucky if it can get passed 1 Season. TV shows that aired a couple of years ago: Trophy Wife and Back In The Game were good, but did not get passed Season 1. This show started earlier this year, and has made it to a second season. I also feel like this show is more worth watching than other TV shows on A.B.C. I also watch Modern Family, The Middle, and The Goldbergs. I feel like this T.V. show is more funny, and more original than those other shows.

So, we can ask what makes this T.V. show good. Well, to start like how The Goldbergs is not done today, but takes place in an unspecified year in the '80s, this T.V. show takes place in the '90s, and so far 1995. I wonder if this T.V. show will ever move to the 2000s? But, I feel like it makes a T.V. show somewhat more entertaining by taking place in the past. Not like the ancient past hundreds of years ago, but recent history. Man, 1995 was already 20-years ago. I feel like they do a great job in bringing the '90s back to life. A lot of people even consider the '90s like the greatest time. Let's think about what was good back then. Well, my Millennial Generation was kids back then. We also grew up with a lot of kids shows that even kids from today seem to prefer what we grew up with, than what they are growing up with. Our parents, from the Baby Booming generation who still seem to remain the dominant generation were more in their prime age, or approaching middle age with kids in school. Now, they're becoming senior citizens. The stock market during the second half of the '90s was like the biggest Bull Market ever in history. Also, sometimes all this digital technology can be a little annoying to how much we rely on it. Sometimes, we wish we could go back to the older methods. This show will show life before the internet was an everyday thing. I again feel like this show will take us back to the '90s, be reminiscent. Like an example, today's episode showed a cereal, or a cereal similar to one we had back then but no longer have, Alpha Bits. Another episode showed a boys pump shoes. I haven't seen those shoes in a long time, like since the '90s. They also show C.D.s and I think one episode talked about a Super Nintendo game. I think it was N.B.A. Jam. So, for adults watching my age watching this show today, it will take us back to when we were kids.

Besides the '90s, what else is good about this show? Well, the main characters of this T.V. show are an Asian family. That seems new, as a lot of families on prime time T.V. are either Caucasian or black. Also, most movies we watch the main characters will not be Asian characters. This T.V. show involves an Asian family moving to Florida in a culture where there aren't many Asian people. Living their lives down there, including Eddie and his middle school life. How he also hangs around his brothers Evan and Emery. Also, showing the life of his Asian parents trying to make a living in the U.S. We have Randall, the Dad and his wife Constance. Constance is definitely a character you'll get to know, as I would definitely consider her the funniest character in the show. She is so cheap, that she'll do anything she can do to get her way and deceive people into getting something at a lower price. She won't spend money on something she doesn't feel like she has to. Randall is a soft-voiced man, hard working, who easily puts up with his wife, and never seems to get mad. This show also has references to Asian culture.

When this T.V. show started to air, at first I didn't think so much about it. It's this way for some T.V. shows. Like I didn't really care for the earlier episodes of Goldbergs. At first it seemed like a T.V. show that was trying to come up with a new idea involving an Asian family on prime-time and trying to be funny, but not really working or nothing new, and just an annoying mother. However, the last few episodes I've seen were great. I've enjoyed the last episodes and today's episodes considering it the most original new show on T.V. and definitely something worth seeing. To summarize what I've written, it will be a great comedy showing an Asian family and Asian culture. It will also pleasantly take us back to the '90s. I think some episodes took place in 1997, but the ones I've seen take place in 1995. It's a show that is a must see.

Oh, and one other thing I want to say that makes this show good. Some T.V. shows like Everybody Loves Raymond and Home Improvement took place in a house or places we were familiar with, like Tim Taylors Tool Time show. We'd only see one side of the house as it was built on a set, and frequently see the characters interacting in those locations. Those shows often times had minimal characters besides the main characters. This show is also good because we get to know more characters, and it seems to be filmed in actual locations, not a set they built for the show. This show also has guest stars, like today's episode had Shaquille O'Neal which was totally cool!! So, this is a show that deserves a 10 and is a must see.


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