Actor, writer Aaron Takahashi is at the tail end of this Kmart commercial. It’s crazy to think that we’re in the middle of summer, and we’re already talking about back-to-school. Usually, when I think of “layaway,” I think of the Christmas holiday season for saving up money for gifts. I most recently saw Takahashi in this Progressive Insurance commercial.
From The Hollywood Reporter: The Vampire Diaries is adding a new character who may not be who she seems. On the heels of Eureka star Colin Ferguson joining the sixth season, The CW drama will be introducing the recurring character of Ivy, described as sweet and sincere. Actress Emily C. Chang, whose credits include Days of Our Lives and Total Recall, has booked the role. Not much is known about Ivy, only that she’s “the [...] Continue »
Season 3, Episode 4 (originally aired July 8): “Sexual Healing” Microsynopsis: Kunal Nayyar as Sanjay, also known as Neil from a Season 2 episode, returns to the bar to make amends as a recovering sex addict. Melanie is quick to forgive, but Steve thinks sex addiction is a sham, believing this to be another sleazy move on Sanjay’s part. The other regulars ask Sanjay for advice in picking up women. Good: There are some brief [...] Continue »
Season 3, Episode 3: “About a Boy, His Mom, and the Man They’re Dating” (originally aired July 1, 2014) Microsynopsis: Carol is at first shocked and then pleased to realize that Daryl (Charles Shaughnessy) has become her boyfriend. Owen is initially uncomfortable with Daryl, but after they spend the day at a ballgame together, Owen realizes he may have found the father he never had. Soon, Carol and Owen are arguing about who should get [...] Continue »
Sullivan & Son is now in its third season, and it’s time to admit that it’s just not very good. It doesn’t suck most of the time, but it has sucky pieces in sufficient numbers to make it never as good as it could be, which saddens me, because, as I wrote last year, I so very badly want for it (and its hapa main character) to succeed. Last summer, I set out to do episode [...] Continue »
Well, this video starring Jenny Yang and Eugene Yang was posted on YouTube by Buzzfeed Yellow back in the first week of June, but I still think of the video from time-to-time. I just took a look, and the video has had over *4 million* views! A lot of the stuff that “white people say,” I can relate to. Thought I’d post for posterity’s sake. I remember when I started my first job out of [...] Continue »
In the latest Wendy’s commercial, the fast food restaurant chain is promoting its latest creation: their new strawberry fields chicken salad. Not too surprising that the Asian American IT guy (full of IT equipment) is kind of dorky, much like how Jeff blogged about regarding the Asian guy in a recent AT&T commercial. I’d much rather see Asian American men in commercials as depicted in this more recent Old Spice commercial.
In the latest Progressive Insurance commercial, actor Aaron Takahashi plays the role of a father waiting at the airport, playing around with his tablet, checking out insurance quotes online. The mother who doesn’t have any lines is actress Angela Ai. The son is played by Ryan C Lee. I’m not sure why the mother and son at the end of the commercial are dressed up as a Progressive Insurance representative. At the end, there is a [...] Continue »
By Eugene Hung This post is part of a series that will introduce 8Asians readers to some of this year’s V3 Digital Media Conference (V3con) honorees, speakers, panelists, and performers. The V3con Opening Awards Reception will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 and the V3 Digital Media Conference will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles. It seems strange to suggest that [...] Continue »
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy At the end of May Priscilla Chan – most known for being Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wife – gave her first television interview ever, on the heels of a recent announcement by Mark & Priscilla’s donation of $120 million to some San Francisco Bay Area schools: “Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have made headlines with big charitable gifts before: He [...] Continue »
After finding out that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet was actually a popstar in China as a teen, I was curious and searched for some videos of her singing in Chinese, and here it is, posted above. Very bubblegum, very pop, of course. Personally, I enjoyed this one a lot more.
If you haven’t been to a Best Buy recently, it’s hard not to notice the Samsung store-within-a-store set-ups that Samsung has. As you may know, the Samsung Galaxy S5 launched a few months ago, and now Samsung is promoting their trade in program available at Best Buy. The “upgrader” in this case happens to be a familiar actor I’ve blogged about in other commercials before, notably Vince Foster. I think I first noticed Foster in [...] Continue »
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