5 Reasons We Love Watching: Fresh Off the Boat

In a tough-but-demanding market for comedies, the ones that become truly successful are the ones with unique and original premises, like 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation and The Office. Like these standouts, Fresh Off the Boat is a completely unique sitcom that's trying something that hasn’t been done before. Since we had to pick just five reasons to watch, we came up with these:

5. Aptly named; it’s fresh:

4. It has hysterical cutaways:

3. Fresh off the Boat not only works to disprove negative stereotypes that have arisen about asian culture, but it also uses them to its advantage:

2. Jessica Huang (breakout star Constance Wu) keeps it real. This is one mom who speaks her mind and says things like they are. She’s everyone’s mom:

1. Grandma Huang doesn’t speak a word of English, but with great subtitles, we know where the family gets its wit from:

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MorgaineEditor
Feb 26, 2015 2:31PM EST

Okaaaay, I guess it's time to jump on the bandwagon... err, boat?

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Apr 5, 2015 2:36PM EDT

Wow! I didn't know about this one, thanks :) Very convincing!

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Sep 10, 2015 7:10PM EDT

I picked this one straight up. No regrets, eagerly awaiting S2.

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Jun 8, 2016 3:44AM EDT

GREAT show!!!!!!!! Already waiting on next season!!!!

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May 5, 2018 5:28PM EDT

Constance Wu is a gem in this and I am so excited to see her new movie, Crazy Rich Asians!!!!

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