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"Fresh Off the Boat" review by Eva Diaz 2/5/15
Airs Tuesdays 8/7c on ABC

Fresh of the Boat is a comedy based on the memoir of Eddie Haung and what he experienced when he and his family moved from Washington DC to Orlando, Florida in the 1990ís. I wanted to like this show because I thought it would be different than other sitcoms, but my test for any comedy is: "Does it make me laugh?" I watched two episodes of the show when it premiered on ABC, and I am sad to say that neither of the episodes made me laugh at all because I knew what jokes were coming. The writing is too predictable. Itís the standard fish-out-of-water story of an Asian family trying to adjust to living in a predominately white community, and trying to adjust to a culture they are not used, to while the children want to fit in at school, and still please their parents by keeping some of their Asian culture.

The show has the the typical warm fuzzy moments in it at the end of each episode as the family slowly adjusts to their new life and struggle to make a profit from their new restaurant. I'm going to keep watching the show to see if the writing gets any better; the show has potential, but they need to improve the jokes. I will give this show a chance to grow on me. I give it 3 out of 5 stars. The show airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 PM Eastern 7 PM Central time

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