Fresh Off the Boat, Season 4, Episode 6: “A League of Her Own” Original airdate November 7, 2017. Synopsis: Nicole comes out to Honey and Jessica, sort of by mistake, but Honey handles it admirably, as do the other patrons of the Denim Turtle where it happens. Jessica handles it well too, although she’s adorably mystified that lesbianism even exists. Now she’s stressed about telling her father. Louis is amped about the start of another […] Continue »
Fresh Off the Boat, Season 4, Episode 5: “Four Funerals and a Wedding” Original airdate October 31, 2017. Synopsis: Louis is determined to help Jessica and her father establish a closer relationship before it’s too late. Emery continues to deal with his bad luck. Evan amends his will. Rad: There are some laugh-aloud throw-away lines here. I thought for a moment I was watching The Simpsons instead. The paper-thin B and C stories mean there’s really only […] Continue »
Fresh Off the Boat, Season 4, Episode 4: “It’s a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang” Original airdate October 24, 2017. Synopsis: (deep breath) Louis, as always, is stoked about Halloween and he’s got Seinfeld-themed costumes planned for his whole family but the rest of the Huangs have other plans. He still has hope for Evan, who agrees to hang out with his dad and pass out candy, but then sneaks off to Deidre’s grown-ups party. Eddie […] Continue »
Fresh Off the Boat, Season 4, Episode 3: “Kids” Original airdate October 17, 2017. Synopsis: Jessica and Louis discover (to their amazement) that Eddie is responsible enough to be left alone in the house, and since he’s the last one to reach this level of maturity, they are now out of Kids Prison. They break out the nice furniture and make plans to go out for more than a hurried dinner. However, Honey and Marvin […] Continue »
Fresh Off the Boat, Season 4, Episode 2: “The First Day” Original airdate October 10, 2017. Synopsis: (deep breath) It’s the first day of school for the Huang boys. Eddie gets a little insecure when he sees the jocks flirting with Alison, so he tries out for the football team without his mom’s permission. Emery is excited to finally have middle school to himself, now that Eddie’s in high school, but the charmed life he […] Continue »
Inspired by frightening favorites like The Twilight Zone, the first animated series about Filipino horror folklore, Umbra will feature creatures and monsters from traditional Filipino folklore retold in the modern-day Philippines. The series includes stories about a flesh-eating, shape-shifting monster; the lost soul of a dead bride looking for a new husband to join her in death; and the conquest to destroy a murderous mermaid. I’m not into horror, but I’m down for anything bringing […] Continue »
Fresh Off the Boat, Season 4, Episode 1: “B as in Best Friends” Season 4 premiere airs tonight, October 3, 2017 on ABC. Synopsis: (deep breath) The Huangs have moved out of the new home they decided they don’t like. They’re homeless because their former landlord has already leased their old place to a guy played by Chris Elliott. Honey and Marvin invite them to stay over as long as they’d like until they get […] Continue »
Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 23: “This Isn’t Us” Original airdate May 15, 2017. Microsynopsis: The Huangs move out of their rental, to the sadness of Honey, Marvin, and Eddie’s crew. The boys agree to get matching tattoos to symbolize their brotherhood, but Eddie soon discovers that the bike ride from his new house to his old ‘hood is longer than it looks. Louis is also taken aback by the distance he now […] Continue »
Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 22: “This Is Us” Original airdate May 9, 2017. Microsynopsis: Michael Bolton offers to buy Louis’s restaurant. It’s tempting because it would allow the Huangs to buy their home, but since it’s not part of the Louis-and-Jessica “life plan,” Louis rejects the proposal. Jessica tries to get Evan admitted to St. Orlando’s, the city’s most selective private school (where Dr. Johnny Fever is headmaster). Eddie and his friends […] Continue »
Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 21: “Pie vs. Cake” Original airdate May 2, 2017. Microsynopsis: Evan learns that his school has a debate team, and the prospect of “extra homework” combined with impressing his mother are enough to get him excited about joining. When he emerges as (seemingly) a better arguer than Jessica, their relationship is tested, and Jessica goes through another identity crisis. Eddie and Emery stop talking to one another when […] Continue »
Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 20: “The Masters” Original airdate April 18, 2017. Microsynopsis: When Jessica learns that Tiger Woods is half Asian, she muses that she and Earl Woods are similar in parenting style, and she’s sure she has what it takes to raise the next Tiger. Louis takes exception to Jessica’s claim that his parenting style is more reminiscent of Kultida, Tiger’s mom, and therefore less effective. To settle the issue, they […] Continue »
Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 19: “Driving Miss Jenny” Original airdate April 11, 2017. Microsynopsis: Louis is uncomfortable with how much independence Grandma is asserting now that she has her power chair. He gets a little protective and follows her around (when lying to her about the insurance not covering her chair doesn’t work). Jessica and Emery confront Emery’s overly sentimental attachment to mementos. Evan hires Eddie to help with Evan’s house-sitting business, […] Continue »
TheRealTruth: In the end, the real deeper issue has always been Filipino-American identity crisis. We can disguise this as a "Asian vs Pacific islander" debate, but... – Are Filipinos Asian or Pacific Islanders?
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