Fresh Off the Boat: Season 2 Reviews

September 14, 2018
This is the first time that the Chinese New Year has been introduced as a major holiday on American television.
September 14, 2018
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.
September 14, 2018
Can we get some more epic '90s TV tributes?
September 14, 2018
Gave Constance Wu a showcase for her slapstick talents and a chance to exercise her signature glint and glower.
September 23, 2015
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 22, 2015
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.
September 14, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 13, 2018
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.
May 27, 2016
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.
October 14, 2015
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.