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The Wok – Web series

The Wok is a Montreal based web series created by by Matthew Chan and David Der. The four main characters are portrayed by Annie Yao, Sean Curly,  Oliver Koomsatira and Matthew Chan.

Here’s one of the episodes. The audio quality needs improvement but there are some good jokes here.

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Second Jen – Digital First TV comedy starring two Asian female leads premieres October 27, 2016 @ City TV

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Second Jen is a sitcom on City TV about two young adult women who decide to move out and share an apartment together to prove to their immigrant parents that they can be independent. One is Chinese Canadian (Samantha Wan as Jen) and the other is Filipino Canadian (Amanda Joy as Mo). They star in the show and also write the episodes. The title describes the show nicely in a couple of ways, the first is pretty obvious as it sounds like “second generation” but the two lead characters both share the same name in “Jennifer” but one goes by the nickname of “Mo.” They are joined by two male characters, (Al Mukadam as Lewis & Munro Chambers as Nate), who are their neighbors. You can actually watch episodes online now which are part of a digital sneak peak.

Some articles about the show:
Second Jen breaks sitcom ground with two Asian women in lead roles – The Star
Rogers unveils digital-first TV show called Second Jen – Mobile Syrup
Second-gen Fil-Canadian gets ready for prime time TV – Inquirer.net

Update Oct 18: Trailer!

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Kim’s Convenience – First Asian Canadian TV show sitcom! Series Premiere October 4, 2016 @ CBC TV

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Kim’s Convenience is a new comedy that will appear on CBC TV (and online). The first episode debuts Tuesday Oct 4 @ 9pm EST! It’s based off the hit stage play of the same name by Ins Choi, who also produces the TV show version and stars some of the same actors. It looks very promising.

Update Oct 3: Apparently the premiere has been delayed by a week to Oct 11 due to Blue Jays baseball.

Check out some short videos below!

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Mr. Wang Goes to Hollywood (web series)

I received an email about this web series. The pilot is promising even if the title and the theme song are tacky. It also does dabbles in stereotypes but as stereotypical as hard-ass Asian parents are, they are a great source of humour. I enjoyed watching this. Check out the links and video further below.

http://www.mrwanghollywood.com

http://www.facebook.com/mrwanghollywood

The Chinese Archie Bunker Comes Alive!

Sleeping Tiger Films, Los Angeles, CA,  Writer/producers Robert Berg and Jesse Wang launch their provocative new comedy web series MR. WANG GOES TO HOLLYWOOD on YouTube:

Jesse Wang (Legends, Chink, Two de Force, Dumpling, I Love You Daddy) stars as Mr. Wang – a rich Chinese businessman, who, after living like an emperor in China, decides to retire and live the good life in Hollywood – much to the dismay of his Americanized nephew, estranged daughter, and angry ex-wife.

Mr. Wang is the Archie Bunker of our time – an equal opportunity bigot. His alienated extended family resent his uninvited intrusion into their lives. But will they bite the hand that feeds them?

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