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).
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."
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 /
Restaurant customers drink wine.