Fresh Off the Boat

2015 NR 1 season

Fresh Off the Boat

2015 NR 1 season
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Eddie Huang and his Taiwanese family are on the move from D.C. to Orlando so his father can open a rustic steakhouse. While Dad wants his "American Dream," Mom suffers culture shock in this new city. Eddie and his brothers just want to fit in.
Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, Chelsey Crisp, Ray Wise
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2015) - 2 discs

It's the 1990s, and the Huangs are on the move from their mostly Chinese D.C. neighborhood to caucasian Orlando, Florida, where misadventures and culture shock await hip-hop-loving 12-year-old Eddie and his hopeful immigrant family.
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Fresh Off the Boat is a family sitcom about a Chinese-American family and is based on the bestselling memoir by restaurateur Eddie Huang. In a light and often sardonically sweet manner, the show tackles many challenging subjects: race, class, and ethnicity. Characters react in unpleasant ways to various aspects of the Huangs' life; ethnic slurs such as "chink" are used. Parents may want to watch with children to discuss sensitive topics. The young actor playing the fictionalized Huang, who fancies himself a tough guy like his heroes Tupac and Notorious B.I.G., says things such as "What the hell?" and "Shut up!" to his brothers in front of his parents (who scold him).

Sexual Content

Women are occasionally shown in revealing outfits; references to dating. Some discussion of sexuality among Eddie and his friends.


Occasional scuffles among school kids; fighting generally takes place offscreen.


Rarely "bitch" and "slut," lots of "hell," the occasional "dammit," and ethnic slurs such as "chink."

Social Behavior

Race, class, education, and other potentially tricky topics are addressed, often in a joking manner, but the overall theme is positive and hopeful. Characters struggle to find their identities, and there's a strong family dynamic throughout. Parents may have plenty to discuss with kids after an episode.


Frequent references to real celebrities, particularly hip-hop artists: Nas, Notorious B.I.G.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Restaurant customers drink wine.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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