A Retrospective of a Retrospective: Recommended Reading

I often strive to not talk too much about the non-fiction writing I do on here. I also usually tend to gear these Recommended Analyzing posts to shine a light on content that have caught my attention and not work that I’ve created. I am breaking both of those rules today, and for a reason I consider to be valid. Today’s recommendation will be to read back on a retrospective series I did five years ago. Continue reading “A Retrospective of a Retrospective: Recommended Reading”


The End of an Era for a Forever Historical Show: About “Fresh Off the Boat”

Every now and then, I expand my dialogue about storytelling by going beyond the boundaries of books and out into the mediums of TV and film. I do so by doing these analysis pieces once in a while about a TV show or film that has reached a significant time in its history (i.e. series premiere, series finale, film release, anniversary of a release, etc.).

Five years ago, I started doing these various analyses on different TV shows and films of the past and present that have been part of my life to some capacity, and that all started with the ABC series, “Fresh Off the Boat;” the first sitcom in over 20 years to center on an Asian American family. Today, following its series finale last night, I am using this time to look back on its evolution over the last six seasons, and how the media landscape has changed along the way.

(WARNING: There will be minor spoilers from throughout the series, including last night’s finale.) Continue reading “The End of an Era for a Forever Historical Show: About “Fresh Off the Boat””