Fresh Off the Boat

On TV, One Character Can't Represent an Entire Culture

Often, people of color as individuals are tasked with being representative of a whole group when there are so few of us in prominent spaces. This is no less true for ABC’s Fresh off the Boat, the first sitcom to center on an Asian-American family since 1994’s All-American Girl, which lasted one season.

"Fresh Off the Boat" Takes on Sexual Harrassment and Consent

When was the last time you saw date rape discussed during a primetime sitcom? Read more »

"Fresh Off the Boat," Margaret Cho & the Asian American TV Family

I have vivid memories of jumping off the couch when I saw an Asian person appear on screen and hollering for my entire family to come look. Sometimes if you didn’t turn your head fast enough, you’d miss seeing the character entirely. Read more »

Backtalk: Missy Elliott, Serena Williams, and Fresh Off the Boat

On Backtalk, hosts Amy Lam and Sarah Mirk discuss top pop culture stories of the week, offering snappy feminist analysis on the issues, people, and media that are making headlines right now. This week, we dig into new ABC sitcom... Read more »