Fresh Off the Boat

  1. Episode 13 So Chineez
    FOTB Recap: Too Chinese, or Not Chinese Enough? The Huangs are finally settling into Orlando — or are they assimilating?
  2. Episode 12 Dribbling Tiger, Bounce Pass Dragon
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: It Depends on Your Definition of ‘Fun’ Constance Wu is never better than when shutting down what she sees as pure nonsense or letting her anger loose.
  3. Episode 11 Very Superstitious
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Jessica vs. Unlucky No. 4 This ensemble may be the most believable and endearing family on television right now.
  4. Episode 10 Blind Spot
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: We All Have Our Blind Spots This episode felt too reliant on typical sitcom situations and broad stereotypes.
  5. Episode 9 License to Sell
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: All Hail Jessica Huang Constance Wu’s performance continues to be the highlight of the series.
  6. Episode 8 Phillip Goldstein
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Beastie Boys Bonding For such a funny sitcom, there is some real heaviness to this plot.
  7. Episode 7 Showdown at the Golden Saddle
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Sticking It to the Man We learn more about Louis and Jessica, both as individuals and as a couple.
  8. Episode 6 Fajita Man
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Mo’ Money, Same Problems “Fajita Man” puts a ‘90s relic at the center of the episode, but doesn’t fall back on cloying references; instead, it uses it as something tangential, a set piece in a much bigger story.
  9. Episode 5 Persistent Romeo
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Let’s Talk About Sex Another strong episode in this already-strong season of classic sitcom fodder.
  1. Episode 24 Bring the Pain
    Fresh Off the Boat Season Finale Recap: Chinese Polite Fight For the first time ever, the Huang children act like actual children.
  2. Episode 23 The Manchurian Dinner Date
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: The Chinese Double Eddie deploys the perfect decoy girlfriend.
  3. Episode 22 Gotta Be Me
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Cool Mom Surprise, everyone: Jessica Huang is fun!
  4. Episode 21 Rent Day
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Squatter’s Rights If Oprah can do it, Jessica Huang can do it, too.
  5. Episode 20 Hi, My Name Is …
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: What’s in a Name? “Hi, My Name Is … ” is one of this show’s strongest episodes yet.
  6. Episode 19 Jessica Place
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Secrets and Wigs Of course Jessica is a diehard Melrose Place fan.
  7. Episode 18 Week in Review
  8. Episode 17 Doing It Right
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Bossypants The Northern Orlando Chili Cook-Off is imminent.
  9. Episode 16 Tight Two
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Daddy Issues Sitcom dad Louis Huang finally steps into the spotlight.
  10. Episode 15 Keep ’Em Separated
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Hey, Jealousy Louis is alarmingly friendless, and it’s high time that changes.
  11. Episode 14 Michael Chang Fever
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Game, Set, Match We have a tennis prodigy on our hands!
  12. Episode 13 Phil’s Phaves
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: The Chinese F Cyberbullying is very real. It started with the Huangs.
  13. Episode 12 Love and Loopholes
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: What’s Love Got to Do With It? You heard it here first: Financial competency is sexy.
  14. Episode 11 Year of the Rat
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Hong Bao Season There’s nothing more disappointing than an empty red envelope. Nothing.
  15. Episode 10 The Real Santa
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Lao Ban Santa Santa Claus must be Chinese, right?
  16. Episode 9 We Done Son
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: You Got Xing’d Madame Xing knows, y’all. Don’t sleep on Madame Xing
  17. Episode 8 Huangsgiving
  18. Episode 7 The Big 1-2
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: The Dirty Dozens Crushing two-liter bottles of bright red soda is fine and all, but, I don’t know, respect your parents?
  19. Episode 6 Good Morning Orlando
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: The Long Duk Dong Problem This week’s episode addressed the issue of representation in a way that felt organic despite the limitations of a sitcom.
  20. Episode 5 Miracle on Dead Street
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Fright Night Louis’s enthusiasm for corny-dad stuff knows no bounds.
  21. Episode 4 The Fall Ball
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Boombastic I cannot remember the last time I heard this much Chinese on network television.
  22. Episode 3 Shaquille O’Neal Motors
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Shaq-Fu and Other Regrets A note to the writers: Please don’t make Evan sad. It’s too much for my heart to bear.
  23. Episode 2 Boy II Man
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Mother Knows Best Although we’ve come to the end of the road …
  1. Episode 23 This Isn’t Us
    Fresh Off the Boat Season-Finale Recap: Homecoming How will the Huangs get outta this one?
  2. Episode 22 This Is Us
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Everything’s Coming Up Huang That’s how you make a deal, Louis!
  3. Episode 21 Pie vs. Cake
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Master Debater No child has ever been more prepared for debate than Evan Huang.
  4. Episode 20 The Masters
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Sore Winner A close look at the parenting styles of Louis and Jessica Huang.
  5. Episode 19 Driving Miss Jenny
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Ticket to Ride “Driving Miss Jenny” is a touching depiction of family life.
  6. Episode 18 Time To Get Ill
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Jessica’s Day Out Jessica stops being the all-seeing Eye of Sauron.
  7. Episode 17 The Flush
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: The First Time “The Flush” hits the sweet spot of sensibility without hokiness.
  8. Episode 16 Gabby Goose
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Dirty Laundry Louis is objectively terrible at Charades.
  9. Episode 15 Living While Eddie
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: The Fall Guy “Living While Eddie” puts the focus back on the Huang family.
  10. Episode 14 The Gloves Are Off
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: The Fun Mom “The Gloves Are Off” falls flat by focusing on Honey.
  11. Episode 12 Sisters Without Subtext
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: A Dream Deferred Self-care is real, Jessica! Embrace it.
  12. Episode 11 Clean Slate
  13. Episode 10 The Best of Orlando
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: The Do-Over “The Best of Orlando” is a surprisingly lackluster episode.
  14. Episode 9 How to Be an American
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Dirty Laundry “How to Be an American” revisits the origin of Jessica and Louis.
  15. Episode 8 Where Are the Giggles?
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: A Christmas Story Is Lao Ban Santa really just Mrs. Claus with a very large mole?
  16. Episode 7 The Taming of the Dads
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Star-Crossed Lovers Poor Eddie Huang learns the course of true love never did run smooth.
  17. Episode 6 WWJD: What Would Jessica Do?
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: God Complex Jessica Huang loves Costco.
  18. Episode 5 No Thanks-giving
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Thanksgiving at Cattleman’s It’s refreshing to see a family sitcom take Thanksgiving in a different direction.
  19. Episode 4 Citizen Jessica
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Rock the Vote Who knew Jessica Huang was the Donald Trump of her family?
  20. Episode 3 Louisween
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: ’Weener Jam This Halloween episode is mostly fluff, but it’s enjoyable fluff.
  21. Episode 2 Breaking Chains
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: The Jade Ceiling Change is afoot in the Huang household.
  22. Episode 1 Coming From America
    Fresh Off the Boat Season-Premiere Recap: Between Two Worlds It finally happened: Fresh Off the Boat went to Taiwan!
  1. Episode 5 Four Funerals and a Wedding
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Meeting Mr. Chu “Four Funerals and a Wedding” aims straight for the heart.
  2. Episode 4 It’s a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Trick or Treat Halloween brings out the best of Fresh Off the Boat.
  3. Episode 3 Kids
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Kid Jail The heart of this show has always been Jessica and Louis.
  4. Episode 2 First Day
    Fresh Off the Boat Recap: Eddie the Jock Can Louis please get his restaurant back already?
  5. Episode 1 B as in Best Friends
    Fresh Off the Boat Season-Premiere Recap: Wheel of Fortune Constance Wu’s comic timing is a marvel.

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