Fresh Off the Boat: Season 2 (2015 - 2016)


Season 2
Fresh Off the Boat

Critics Consensus

FOTB avoids the sophomore slump by acing grade-school jokes and giving its cast every chance to subvert and exceed sitcom expectations.



Critic Ratings: 10


Audience Score

User Ratings: 95
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Air date: Sep 22, 2015
Air date: Sep 29, 2015
Air date: Oct 6, 2015
Air date: Oct 13, 2015
Air date: Oct 27, 2015
Air date: Nov 3, 2015
Air date: Nov 10, 2015
Air date: Nov 17, 2015
Air date: Dec 1, 2015
Air date: Dec 8, 2015
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Season 2 of "Fresh Off the Boat" pushes Asian-American family life into focus. While Eddie (Hudson Yang) learns to deal with the pitfalls of dating in his final year of elementary school, Jessica (Constance Wu) struggles to improve her real-estate business while encouraging her children to be the best they can be, and Louis (Randall Park) strives to improve the reputation of the restaurant. Guest stars include Rob Riggle, Shaquille O'Neal, DMX and Busta Rhymes.


Randall Park
as Louis Huang
Constance Wu
as Jessica Huang
Hudson Yang
as Eddie Huang
Ian Chen
as Evan
Lucille Soong
as Grandma Huang
Ray Wise
as Marvin
Evan Hannemann
as Barefoot Dave
Stacey Scowley
as Carol-Joan
David Goldman
as Principal Hunter
Alex Quijano
as Officer Bryson
Rob Riggle
as Gator Dan
Albert Tsai
as Phillip Goldstein
as Himself
Ed Lover
as Himself
Tuan Shu Lan
as Grandma Chu
Rex Lee
as Oscar Chow
Stacy Scowley
as Carol-Joan
Nikhil Pai
as William
Jalen Rose
as Cool Louis
Jessica Pohly
as Nurse Holody
Marques Ray
as Gator Octavio
Sarah Baker
as Gator Carol
Jimmy Jam
as Himself
Terry Lewis
as Himself
Laura Gardner
as Dr. Mellanby
Richard F. Whiten
as Dr. Hokanson
Mo Collins
as Christa
Brooke Baumer
as Mrs. Uveda
Stacie Greenwell
as School Nurse
Mandy Levin
as Barbara
Alan Blumenfield
as Professor Roberts
Kim Estes
as Banker
Chet Grissom
as Mr. Dunn
June Angela
as Madame Xing
Tim Heidecker
as Mr. De Salvo
Matt Kuhn
as Hoagie King
Susan Boyajian
as Mrs. Robertson
Carol Avery
as Mrs. Goldstein
Matt Lucas
as Mr. Fisher
Ava Acres
as "Fake" Kate
Rebecca Berman
as Pioneer Leslie
Lucy Rust
as Becca G.
Maria Bamford
as Principal Thomas
Cory Blevins
as Alison's Dad
Yolanda Snowball
as Ms. Cleworth
Lily Mae Silverstein
as Carmen Sandiego
Michael Berthold
as Where's Waldo
Eddie Diaz
as Officer Diaz
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Critic Reviews for Fresh Off the Boat Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Gave Constance Wu a showcase for her slapstick talents and a chance to exercise her signature glint and glower.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

But it looks like the series will continue to deliver consistent chuckles and cleverly subvert stereotypes of Asian American experience-even if they come wrapped in a fairly standard family-sitcom package.

Sep 22, 2015 | Full Review…

The show can be exceptional in its smallest moments, particularly regarding its smallest cast members (and its oldest, with Soong), as well as its great use of throwaway comments and referential cutaways.

Sep 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The crucial difference between Fresh Off The Boat and other sitcoms is that even when Fresh Off The Boat indulges in typical sitcom tropes, they very often emerge from more unexpected sources.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Fresh Off the Boat is as capable as any other show of pointed critique, as this season's treatise on the perils of diminished representation demonstrated.

May 27, 2016 | Full Review…

It's been a really strong start to the season, with the negotiation sequence at the end of last week's "Shaquille O'Neal Motors" a particular delight.

Oct 14, 2015 | Full Review…

This is the first time that the Chinese New Year has been introduced as a major holiday on American television.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…

A lifetime supply of SAT prep cards for Jessica's throwaway line: "Does she do CLC?" I have been waiting for a Chinese school episode, but this mere acknowledgement will tide me over until that day comes.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Can we get some more epic '90s TV tributes?

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Fresh Off The Boat is capable of amazing thematic exploration -- not to mention banger jokes -- and I'm optimistic that they'll be able to hit, and surpass, the bar they've set.

Sep 23, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Fresh Off the Boat: Season 2

  • May 26, 2016
    Season 2 lost a bit of the steam from season 1, the writers were a bit exhausted I believe, but there was enough wits to satisfy fans.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2017
    I’ve just finished watching episode 14–this is by far the best one of the season. It featured the mother being driven to get her son to become a doctor and discovers he’s got tennis skills and happily channels her maniacal obsession to excellence to that– this is arch-typical of Asian mothers. I can see why the producers had the dad be a generic American dad (in personality) to offset the mother, otherwise it can be too over-the-top. It’s typically Asian while any family can relate to it too as well. Cameo appearance by Billie Jean King, a tennis legend, to throw a McEnroe-esque temper tantrum when she gets fired by the mom was an absolute gem of a scene. The reference to Michael Chang of the 90’s being the sole Asian sports star harks back to more recent times to the Linsanity craze in recent years. If FOTB keep to this formula, I can’t see why it can maintain a good following for many years.
  • Nov 09, 2016
    Sophomore seasons are frequently a flop - or at least considered a flop by numerous critics. That was not a case with the Fresh Off The Boat's season 2. The creative team behind it delivered a smart, beautiful, funny and sometimes heart - breaking story. Eddie Huang's narrative departed in the start of the season so that meant more time and focus on other characters, mainly Jessica (a national treasure Constance Wu), Louis (the insanely talented Randall Park) and Honey (very very charismatic Chelsey Crisp). Character became more colorful and even with the classic sitcom format we could clearly see character development (Jessica becoming a little less strict and more American and Eddie's growing up into a true teen rebel). Grandma is absolutely the best character on the show. Her facial expressions tell us more than a thousand words. Emery and Evan are at their sweetest. Fresh off the boat is so easy to watch, it is very lighthearted. You laugh, you cry, you feel, and most importantly - you enjoy. A sunny series in the era where dark and serious series dominate.
  • Jun 28, 2016
    Fresh off the boat is still fresh in the season 2. It's one of those series with light-hearted comedy and lovable characters that genuinely make you feel good.
  • Jan 08, 2016
    Still super hilarious!!!!
  • Dec 10, 2015
    awesome and funny as hell <3 luv it! i couldn't believe that there's a female santa and she is a chinese with 2 lucky moles that grows beard <3
  • Sep 29, 2015
    This show is great! Polished like a gem. Silly, cheerful, loving.
  • Aug 08, 2015
    How is this show not getting more props than it is?! It's witty, endearing and crazy. I hope the critics take note and keep it on the air!

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