"It’s a time for reflection, for thanking those who came before or who may have helped us get to where we are today," Forrest Wheeler said.
A fish-out-of-water story about a family trying to fit in and run a successful business hardly sounds like anything new. But the fact that the family in question is Asian American in a show where race and cultural differences are unapologetically (and hilariously) omnipresent makes FOTB a true gamechanger.
FOTB is not just about Asian America seeing itself for the first time in mainstream media. It's that we see ourselves while other non-Asian Americans can see us simultaneously. That's what sets this experience apart. FOTB is deeper than image. It's about acceptance.
As Mara Brock Akil, executive producer of "Being Mary Jane," said in a recent interview, "I don’t know why race and culture