We’re all waiting to find out if ABC renews Fresh Off the Boat. In the meantime, read my thoughts about my favorite character on the show.
On the surface, ABC’s hit new sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” is about 11-year-old Eddie Huang, a Taiwanese American kid who moves to the burbs of Orlando. But as a mom, I flip on the TV every Tuesday night to see Constance Wu, who plays smart-talking matriarch Jessica on the show.
Whether she’s chasing down teens who dine and dash at the family’s restaurant or standing up to the middle school principal, Jessica is anything but a stereotypical docile Asian woman… or even a typical sitcom mom.
It’s should be no surprise then, that the many of the show’s writers are women, led by show runner Nanatchka Khan. I had a chance to chat with Khan and writer Kourtney Kang about why Jessica’s character is so groundbreaking.
Read the full article Why We Need ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Mom Jessica Huang at Mom.me and find out why the writers created this character…