With season one containing eight episodes released in 2023, American Born Chinese is a teenage driven storyline that features a combination of significant factors affecting Asians--such as mythology, identity, romance, parents, traditon, growing up pains, stereotype, home finances, etc. There is a mix of Chinese and English language dialogues and some key action and wisdom in the episodes.
Protagonist Jin Wang is an average teenager balancing high school and home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of school, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle with Chinese mythological gods.
American Born Chinese is an American fantasy action comedy television series created by Kelvin Yu for Disney+. The story follows tenth-grader Jin Wang (actor Ben Wang), who is struggling to fit in with his peers. When Jin is tasked with showing new exchange student Wei-Chen (actor Jimmy Liu) around, he is unexpectedly thrust into a battle between mythical Chinese gods, including Sun Wukong (actor Daniel Wu) and Guanyin (actor Michelle Yeoh).
American Born Chinese TV series is based on the 2006 graphic novel 'American Born Chinese' written by Gene Luen Yang. The graphic novel took inspiration from hithe atuhor's own adolescent years in the 1990s, incorporating elements from Chinese folk tales and mysticism found in the classic Chinese novel 'Journey to the West'.
This 2023 series consists of eight episodes and premiered on Disney+ on 24th May, 2023. It has received positive reviews from critics. Commentators referred to it as one of the best offerings on Disney+ and praised the way it moved across cultural boundaries. It was also admired for its action sequences and the performances of the cast. Criticism was aimed on its plot which differed from the source material and on inaccuracies of Chinese mythological characters.
On IMDB at: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15552018/
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