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Fresh Off the Boat

Eddie Huang Explains Why He Isn't Watching 'Fresh Off The Boat'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment

Ever since the show debuted, Eddie Huang has been openly critical of "Fresh Off the Boat," the ABC sitcom based on his memoir by the same name. But fo...

Not Quite the Big One: 'Sanford and Son' 38 Years Later

Jason Williams | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment
Jason Williams

Thirty-eight years ago this week, Sanford and Son ended its historic television run after 136 groundbreaking episodes. The show was anchored by the incomparable Redd Foxx and then-rising-star Demond Wilson.

How a Career Transition Taught Me Confidence

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Cristina M. Regalado

I've become better at embracing life's contradictions; accepting counterpoints, the peaks with the lows and the quiet in-between. My career transition gave me a precious gift of renewal. As my life moves on a more even keel, my confidence grows.

From Tiger Mothers to Fresh Off the Boat: Eddie Huang's Mom Is Not Every Asian-American Mom

MotherWoman | Posted 03.13.2015 | Entertainment
MotherWoman

As with most things related to parenting, the stakes are even higher when these images impact our children and families. It is one thing if you disrespect or make fun of me, but if you do anything to hurt my kid, all bets are off.

Why Fresh Off The Boat Is Not Asian America's Saving Grace

Esther Suh | Posted 04.26.2015 | Entertainment
Esther Suh

Fresh is the first show with a full Asian American cast in 20 years. This, without question, is something to be celebrated. However, we cannot praise Fresh to be the messiah for Asian Americans on television. Doing so will only cause disappointment and frustration of misrepresentation.

A New Era for Asian Americans in Starring Roles

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

As more Asian faces star in American entertainment projects, they communicate an important message to everyone watching: Asian Americans are capable of playing any role -- not just on camera, but also in life.

ReThink Review: Fresh Off the Boat (eps. 1-4) - Thanks, Asian America Needed That

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

A fish-out-of-water story about a family trying to fit in and run a successful business hardly sounds like anything new. But the fact that the family in question is Asian American in a show where race and cultural differences are unapologetically (and hilariously) omnipresent makes FOTB a true gamechanger.

Why Targeting Asian Americans Makes Good Business Sense

Maria Wen Adcock | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Maria Wen Adcock

In light of the current conversation around Asian bloggers in the media, it's important to look at why inclusion of #AAPIVoices (Asian American Pacific Islander) makes good business sense. Not only do Asian Americans lend a unique perspective, but the numbers back up why "the opportunity is real and the time is now" to pursue this untapped demographic.

Constance Wu: I Don't Need To Represent Every Asian Mom Ever

TIME | Posted 02.11.2015 | TV

ABC’s new sitcom Fresh Off the Boat — the first Asian-American family sitcom in 20 years — is a loose adaptation of the memoir by restaurateur E...

Fresh Off the Boat: What Do We Want Out of an Asian American TV Show?

Khanh Ho | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Khanh Ho

For the most part, Eddie Huang's show has been hailed by Asian American boosters as a smashing success. White guys who wear track suits stand behind it. Asian guys who aspire to a certain kind of edginess dig its groovy hip hop stylings and in-your-face-stick-it-to-the-man street vernacular. But I actually found it a depressing show.

Out of the 'Boat', And Into the Frying Pan

Valerie Lee | Posted 04.11.2015 | College
Valerie Lee

The ABC network show is giving the American population a brief, but authentic window into the life of an Asian American family. TIME has hailed the Eddie Huang creation with "the makings of an American original." And that's exactly what we are -- American originals.

I'm Tired of Being Laughed At

Henry Kang | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Henry Kang

Ever since Bruce Lee died, much of our self-confidence as Asian Americans has died along with him. Today, it feels like we have no Asian heritage to embrace. We no longer view martial arts or Eastern philosophy as our own. And most of us would feel uncomfortable embracing Bruce Lee's spiritual side.

Why Fresh Off the Boat Matters

Ky-Phong Tran | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Ky-Phong Tran

FOTB is not just about Asian America seeing itself for the first time in mainstream media. It's that we see ourselves while other non-Asian Americans can see us simultaneously. That's what sets this experience apart. FOTB is deeper than image. It's about acceptance.

'Fresh Off The Boat' Brings Asian-Americans To The Table On Network TV

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.05.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

When you think of a network sitcom, you think of white people. Though many might consider that an overstatement, it's not far from the truth. Sitc...

How Culturally Color Blind Are We Today?

Rachel Chang | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Rachel Chang

I'm anxious to see how the general audience accepts a sitcom about an Asian-American family in this social media age. I'm anxious to see if it will change the way people look at one another in everyday life.

Maureen Ryan

'Fresh Off The Boat' Is Bold, Funny And Not Afraid To Take On Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

"Fresh Off the Boat" is good -- at times, very good. Without question, it's one of the best new shows of the broadcast network season: funny, well-act...

Eddie Huang Against The World

The New York Times | Wesley Yang | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment

On a cold, dark street in Tijuana, Mexico, I asked Eddie Huang a question that many people were sure to ask him in the months to come. “What did you...

'Fresh Off The Boat' Star Opens Up About Controversial Ad

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment

Eddie Huang isn't the only member of the "Fresh Off The Boat" team who took issue with an offensive tweet ABC used to promote the new series. The n...

"Fresh Off the Boat": Smart or A Soy Sorry Joke?

Pamela Tom | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment
Pamela Tom

In an age when there is a national dialogue about diversity and equality in America, shedding light through comedy must be smart, not superficial.

Offensive Promotional Tweet For 'Fresh Off The Boat' Deleted

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment

ABC's "Fresh off the Boat" set Twitter ablaze after sharing an offensive promotional image for the show on Thursday. As captured by BuzzFeed, the a...

Eddie Huang: Network Tried To Turn My Memoir Into 'Cornstarch Sitcom'

Vulture | Eddie Huang | Posted 01.29.2015 | TV

“It’s not your story anymore. Get over it. The kids ARE NOT going to a Gravediggaz show! This is a HISTORIC network-television show inspired by yo...

Journalist Asks 'Fresh Off The Boat' Stars About Chopsticks

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.15.2015 | Entertainment

Chopsticks? Really? The upcoming ABC series "Fresh of the Boat" is being billed as potentially groundbreaking moment for pop culture by focusing on...

7 Reasons To Watch 'Fresh Off The Boat'

International Business Times | Posted 09.20.2014 | TV

ABC is debuting a whole slate of new shows in the 2014-2015 television season, but one comedy might look a little different from the rest. “Fresh Of...

Moving to New York Made Me Asian

Lisa Bernier | Posted 10.22.2014 | New York
Lisa Bernier

At first I was confused. Then I thought, "Wow, New York is really racist." But then I realized: The difference between New Yorkers and everyone else is that they say out loud what everyone else is thinking. Most of the rest of the country, including my hometown, need to catch up.

Eddie Huang: This Cheese Was Like 'Being Inside A Camel's Butt'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 10.08.2013 | Taste

The chef and man-about-town tours Mongolia for season 2 of 'Fresh Off The Boat.'