American Born Chinese – Season One [2023] on Disney+

American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese is both confusing and interesting. A lot of practical effects mixed with that I’m going to assume a lot of mythology.


Yes, i am not the right person to review the show, but I will do it anyway. Having Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh front and center is a good selling point, especially after the success of Everything Everywhere All at Once. However, even a fairy godmother Yeoh can’t really hide the issues in this show.

From a convoluted and over complicated story to Quan’s scenes that don’t make any sense and felt like they’re stuffed there to modernize the story, American Born Chinese needs a step back.

Being Destin Daniel Cretton‘s first Disney+ show after the success of Marvel’s Shang-Chi, the show had a lot going for it. And personally, even though it has nothing to do with my culture, I was excited for it. However, halfway through watching the series, I was wondering: What exactly is going on?

In fact, it’s never a good sign when a viewer does that. But story aside, some of the visual effects were great, even perfect. Others were lacking.

American Born Chinese – Official Trailer
Should you watch it?

Overall, If I’m being honest, the show might not be the best out there, but it certainly deserves a chance to shine. Lots of potential that needs some fine tuning.

Where can I watch it?

You can stream American Born Chinese exclusively on Disney+ everywhere.

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