It’s going down!!!
It’s going down!!!
If you know American history, then you know that Chinese immigrants contributed heavily to the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad (the western leg of the First Transcontinental Railroad that ran between California and Utah) during the late 1860s. In its fifth and final season, AMC’s Hell on Wheels takes us back to that time as the story’s main character Cullen Bohannon (played by Anson Mount) heads West. As Bohannon has been separated from his family and has started working for his former employer’s rival, drama is sure to unravel along with new characters introduced.
Oh hey, that’s Byron Mann as Chang!
Season 5 of Hell on Wheels premieres this Saturday, July 18th at 9/8c on AMC.
YES!!! This network television adaptation of Eddie Huang’s memoir brings the first Asian American family front and center since Margaret Cho’s All-American Girl from 20 years ago. I had the privilege of getting a sneak peek at the first two episodes a few weeks ago and from what I could see, there’s a lot of potential.
First of all, it has a great cast. You’ve got Randall Park who is one of the top Asian American comedic actors of all time. It excites me every time I see his face on the Fresh Off the Boat billboards that have been plastered all over town. Then there’s Constance Wu who I wasn’t familiar with before this show happened, but after seeing her in the trailer and the first two episodes, I have full confidence that she is gonna blow up. She’s quite the scene stealer and nails the role of a quirky Asian mom. You also have Lucille Soong, a veteran since the Charlton Heston days, who plays the kooky grandma. And of course, the boys, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, and Ian Chen who are the future!
Next, we are gonna get snippets of Eddie Huang’s real life. If you aren’t already familiar with Eddie, then you gotta know that he is quite a personality. I personally haven’t read his memoir, but based on his raw and ain’t afraid to speak the truth voice from what I’ve seen and read, I think we can definitely look forward to some good stories in this series.
Finally, the show is funny! I laughed a lot. I think a lot of people, both Asian American and non-Asian American, will enjoy the show. The series premieres with two episodes tomorrow night at 8:30|7:30c before and after Modern Family on ABC! So hope y’all will tune in to watch the newest modern family on the block, the Huangs! I’ve already set my DVR to record the entire series ;]
More info: Official ABC Site for “Fresh Off the Boat”
So I only learned about Eddie Huang a few months ago, cuz’ 1. this pilot was THE most talked about pilot within the Asian American acting community and 2. when my brother and I were walking by the original Din Tai Fung in Taipei this March, my bro randomly gave me the lowdown about Mr. Huang (turns out my brother’s a fan cuz’ of these VICE videos). Then just a few weeks later, Eddie happens to come to my bday party/Dawen’s show at the House of Blues with some friends of mine. I kinda fangirled on the inside when I met him. #freakinsmallworld
Anyway, I’m looking forward to watching “Fresh Off the Boat,” cuz’ the guy is definitely interesting enough to make a show about. On top of that, one of my fave Asian American actors, Randall Park, plays his dad on the show, newcomer Hudson Yang who portrays young Eddie is the son of the very cool Jeff Yang, and Constance Wu (who I’m not familiar with) seems to be pretty funny. I’m definitely very excited about this show!
P.S. – This show will air on ABC (which is perfect, cuz’ ABC also stands for American Born Chinese :P).
Have you ever heard of something called a kitsune?
Hello, Arden Cho aka Kira! ;]
I’m talking about Mike Song and his mama on “Ellen” and Monsters Calling Home on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” You gotta watch these videos if you haven’t already.
This isn’t the actual JKL video, but one that shows what happened before Monsters Calling Home’s performance on JKL. This one made me cry some seriously genuine happy tears~ :*D
Anyone watching? Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to watch the show yet, but I have been informed that you can play “Where’s Peachies?” in the first episode…
Anyway, I don’t know how the show is, but I do know that Seoul Sausage is tasty. Here’s a trailer for the show~
Woohoo! GO SEOUL SAUSAGE!
and drink Lipton Iced Tea. Haha. Go, Hugh Jackman!
(Thanks for sharing this, Rocky Jo!)
If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be where I am (a lot of us wouldn’t!) and people wouldn’t have known about my hometown! You will always be remembered.
Who’s been watching? Who’re you rooting for?
Honestly, I very rarely watch TV, especially reality TV… but this show has gotten my attention prob cuz’ my friend’s on it and also cuz’ I LOVE FOOD. Haha. So I’m biased and I’m rooting for Esther just cuz’ she’s one of the best cooks that I know in real life. On top of that, she makes some amazing cookies (Batch From Scratch).
MasterChef airs on Mondays 9/8c & Tuesdays 8/7c on FOX. You can also watch full episodes here: http://www.fox.com/masterchef/