Fresh Prince

For those who haven't heard there has been early talk of the much beloved show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" being rebooted by the main actor in the show Will Smith who would be producing it with his production company, Overbrook Entertainment. As the pitch is still being finalised this has made me question whether the magic of a 90's sitcom show can be recreated 20 years (yes 20, we are that old...at least) since it finished? Obviously the cast would all be brand new and likely relatively unknown actors who most likely will have grown up watching the show or will have at least heard about or seen clips. This might mean they try to emulate the characters we know and love which is a double edged sword that can work in favour for the show or conversely ...

Fresh Off the Boat

One of the newest comedies to come out on TV this season is one that could easily be compared to the controversial Blackish, the family friendly The Goldbergs, Chris Rock's hilarious Everybody Hates Chris or even the classic Wonder Years. Fresh off the Boat is inspired and based on the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and his book "Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir". Eddie is educated as a lawyer, and became prominent in New York's restaurant scene after the success of his BaoHaus, a purveyor of Taiwanese braised pork belly buns, also known as gua-bao. Most importantly of all he is blogger which is pretty inspiring to me that he . The book shares it's name with his blog which covers both food and topical issues. The name of the blog, book, his online video series and ...