Fresh Off the Boat
is an upcoming 2014 family sitcom series on ABC. It's the semi-autobiographical story of food personality Eddie Huang as his Taiwanese family moves from Washington, DC to Orlando, FL so that his father can open a steakhouse. His family is less enthused about the move, but they try to fit in.
It is notable as it's the first attempt at an Asian-American sitcom in twenty years.
See also: Everybody Hates Chris
, a show with a similar premise (semi-autobiographical show where a celebrity of color grows up, thus the show is set about 20 years in the past).
This TV Series Contains Examples of:
- American Dream: Eddie's father is obsessed with the idea, and wants to assimilate as best as he can.
- City Mouse: A downplayed version, as they're moving from DC to the suburbs of Orlando. But they find the giant grocery store intimidating and miss the "relaxing" atmosphere of the Taiwanese markets in DC (jam packed full of people screaming about food in Taiwanese).
- Foreign Queasine: Eddie's classmates react with disgust after seeing Eddie's noodles, thinking it's worms.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Eddie wants to fit in with everyone else at school, down to getting "American lunch."
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: Loosely based on Eddie Huang's life and experiences.
- The Nineties: The setting for the show. Complete with scenes of mothers rollerblading in day-glo outfits.
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Well, Asian guy. Young Eddie is into rap and black culture.
- Token Minority: Invoked; Eddie apparently gets into a scuffle with an African-American kid, as now Eddie is the token minority.