Constance Wu, "Fresh Off the Boat" star and (according to her Twitter page) proud Silver Lake resident, will be dropping by The Times on Tuesday at 11 a.m. PDT to talk about the breakout ABC comedy.
Wu plays Jessica, the show's assertive wife and mother who's trying to adapt to the family's move from Washington, D.C., to the muggy suburbs of Orlando, Fla. Yes, she's a little paranoid (Jessica needs to dial back on the nightly news) and over-protective, but she means well. And who knows? Maybe pork-bone stew would be a great meal to feed your pre-adolescent son when he brings friends over. Beats takeout pizza, right?
"Fresh Off the Boat" does what few television shows do now, which is to make race not beside the point," wrote Times television critic Robert Lloyd in his review of the series. "It sits inside a minority culture and looks with bewilderment and bemusement at the dominant one."