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Fresh Off the Boat Season 1 Episodes 1 & 2 Review: “Pilot”/”Home Sweet Home-School” | TVOM

TVOM: "2015’s first “Important Comedy about Race,” Fresh Off the Boat is often a surprisingly muted look at what it was like to be Asian-American before the turn of the century, when social awareness began to take leaps and bounds forward. And as the first show in two decades to prominently feature an Asian-American cast, Fresh Off the Boat certainly earns its moniker as an “important show,” at least in theory; in reality, Fresh Off the Boat is a typical, work-in-progress family comedy about the idealism of the American dream – and when it comes to being a progressive comedy, the show reveals itself to be something a little more obvious and predictable."

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