Favorite groundbreaking ABC sitcom: 'Black-ish' or 'Fresh Off the Boat'? | The Tylt
"Black-ish" and "Fresh Off The Boat" are groundbreaking ABC sitcoms about families of color. "Black-ish" is a highly-praised sociopolitical comedy centering on one black family's experiences in white suburbia, while the parents teach their kids a sense of cultural identity. "Fresh Off the Boat" is the first TV comedy about an Asian-American family since Margaret Cho's "All-American Girl," focusing on a Taiwanese family's struggles to assimilate into '90s Floridan culture. Which is your favorite? 📺
Favorite groundbreaking ABC sitcom: 'Black-ish' or 'Fresh Off the Boat'?
Below is the synopsis of "Black-ish," per Rotten Tomatoes.
A successful family man worries that his children are losing touch with black culture because they are growing up in an affluent, mostly white neighborhood.
Now in its fifth season, "Black-ish" holds a fresh rating of 92 percent and an audience score of 64 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The show remains a critically-acclaimed success and does not shy away from tackling tough subject matters with both realness and hilarity. That's no easy task, but "Black-ish" pulls it off. Rachelle Lewis wrote for TV Fanatic about the fifth season's first episode back in October, saying that it's off to a great start:
Family is always number one for the Johnsons. Sometimes we all need a reminder that life and problems that come with it need to get solved by thinking outside of the box. Oh and adding a little humor to any situation is always a good thing.
Below is the synopsis of "Fresh Off the Beat," Rotten Tomatoes.
A Taiwanese family deal with culture shock after moving from Washington, D.C., to Orlando during the '90s.
"Fresh Off the Boat" is fresh off acclaim. The sitcom holds a fresh rating of 94 percent and an audience score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). After all, "Fresh Off the Boat" is a groundbreaking comedy about an Asian-American family in the '90s. It's also the first Asian-American sitcom since "All American Girl," which only aired for one season in the '90s (but still paved the way). "Fresh Off the Boat" is now in season five, surviving TV as a highly-praised comedy.
Constance Wu talked with Entertainment Weekly about season five of the hit show, back in early October:
“It’s kind of nice to have the stability and the family-like atmosphere of our show. Everyone there, we’ve known each other for over four years, most of the crew and all of the cast, so it’s very familiar,” Wu says of the comfort of returning to the Fresh Off the Boat for season 5, which premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET. “We’ve done four seasons, so there’s not that much pressure. And when you don’t have pressure, you can be free and experiment with the characters and play around.”