This year ABC debuted a new sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat, the first show in 20 years to feature an Asian-American family as the main characters. Take a look at the articles/videos below.

| June 2, 2016

This year ABC debuted a new sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat, the first show in 20 years to feature an Asian-American family as the main characters. Take a look at the articles/videos below.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/will-fresh-boat-turn-tide-asian-americans-tv/

Fresh Off the Boat and the language of the Asian-American experience

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2013/03/eddie_huang_s_fresh_off_the_boat_reviewed.html

http://screenrant.com/fresh-off-the-boat-ratings-abc/

What do you think? Is the media leading or following societal trends?

“Fresh off the boat” is a derogatory term used to indicate recent immigrants, why do you think Eddie Huang chose this title for his autobiography and the subsequent sitcom?

How does this show tie into this week’s readings that included a section on Asian media portrayals?

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