The season three premiere of ABC’s hit comedy series Fresh Off The Boat aired Tuesday night, and it was a strong comeback for the program. In the episode titled “Coming from America,” Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his family head to Taiwan for the wedding of his uncle, Gene, played by the very talented Ken Jeong, the star of Dr. Ken from the same network.
When Louis Huang (Randall Park) finds out that his brother is successful and is getting married to a stunning woman, he starts to reevaluate some of his life choices. Louis wonders if he took the right decision by moving to America. His wife, Jessica, portrayed by Constance Wu, was excited to go back to her home country, but she then realizes that she is no longer the same person. Jessica says that Taiwan remained the same and she is the one, who evolved.
After fighting with his brother, Louis and his wife have a talk, and he comes to understand that America is the best place for him and the family. Overall, the episode was quite good, but it will be fun to see the characters return to more familiar terrain next week.
Commenters praised the Taiwan idea. This is not something that is common in American sitcoms. Additionally, it offered a small glimpse into the characters’ background. Here is what Wu, who was excellent last night, had to say about the experience. She told Variety:
“The crew was wonderful; we brought a skeleton crew from America and used a lot of local talent. It was fun for me as an actor to navigate this experience of my character going back to her homeland but realizing her home has evolved into something else, and also still having an appreciation of her childhood home. That had some real strong ties to the immigrant story. It was fun for me as an actor to navigate this experience of my character going back to her homeland but realizing her home has evolved into something else, and also still having an appreciation of her childhood home. That had some real strong ties to the immigrant story.”
Wu won the night because she had a wider range of emotions to bring to life in the episode. It will also be interesting to see if Jeong will make regular appearances this year. He is an excellent addition.*Sponsored Links*