Review: ABC's 'Fresh Off The Boat' is fresh off the bat

February 4, 2015 2:05 AM

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Returning quickly to the premise: It's 1995 and Eddie Huang's father Louis (Randall Park) is moving his reluctant wife Jessica (Constance Wu) and kids (Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan) to Orlando. Louis is following his dreams of starting up a quintessentially American restaurant, the gloriously garish Cattleman's Ranch Steakhouse, in Orlando. Jessica wants to hold onto traditions. And Eddie? Well, he just wants to be fresh.

Note that the title of "Fresh Off The Boat" is not, in fact, racist, no matter what silly people in your Twitter feed might be saying. It's traditionally a phrase that has been used within ethnic groups to describe less assimilated members of the same ethnic group. But it's being reappropriated on s...

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