Fresh Off the Boat: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Once the cliched gags of Fresh off the Boat are superceded by a grounded truthfulness, the series evolves into a humorously charming family sitcom.


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Air date: Feb 4, 2015
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The first season of this sitcom follows the Huang family as they deal with culture shock during their transition from life in Chinatown in Washington, D.C, to operating a steak restaurant in Orlando during the mid-90s. The show's protagonist and oldest of the siblings, Eddie (Hudson Yang), struggles to acclimate to his new school and fit in with peers, while his brothers Emery (Forrest Wheeler) and Evan (Ian Chen) have no trouble adapting at all. Their mother, Jessica (Constance Wu), is a strong-willed, traditionally-minded woman who relentlessly pressures her children to excel academically while remaining in touch with their Taiwanese heritage. Louis (Randall Park), the father of the family, is a kind yet naïve man who wholly embraces the concept of the American Dream and is determined to have his new steakhouse, Cattleman's Ranch, succeed at all costs. During this season, Eddie constantly tries to impress the kids at school; Jessica's side of the family is introduced when they pay a visit to the Huangs; and numerous pop-culture phenomenons prevalent during the 90s are referenced.

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Critic Reviews for Fresh Off the Boat Season 1

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (30)

Fresh off the Boat has soul, flavor and an incredible cast. Time will tell if the comedy finds the audience it richly deserves.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The show ... is sweet enough and features a likable cast. The assimilation material is a bit obvious in the two episodes provided for review, but that's typical in new comedies trying to establish their stomping grounds.

Feb 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Fresh Off the Boat paddles hard in its efforts to be an amusing comedy with heart.

Feb 2, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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It packs a bigger wallop than the average half-hour purporting to be inclusive or to showcase "diversity."

Feb 2, 2015 | Full Review…

This zany and loving family sitcom has universal appeal.

Feb 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Watered-down or not, the immigrant/culture clash storylines are the freshest things about "Fresh Off the Boat."

Feb 6, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Constance Wu and Randall Park could make any project sing, but Fresh Off the Boat matches their talent with witty, heartfelt writing.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

These are the kind of details that ring true not just to people who grew up in the same kinds of families as Eddie Huang, but also to those of us who didn't, and who enjoy getting a glimpse into someone else's world.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

While this is Eddie's story and memoir, the show's most incisive moments come when the focus shifts to his mother... [Constance Wu's] in command of these jokes in a way that doesn't lampoon her character.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Half charming and half cringe-worthy, the humor is a mix of Asian references and just plain broad humor with nostalgic touches.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fresh Off the Boat: Season 1

Seeing Fresh Off the Boat is like watching my own family. It was a brilliant sitcom which relied on good humour (which is rare these days), though I got very annoyed at the main character. Constance Wu should be praised for her performance.


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