The faux Eddie, in ABC’s new sitcom.
Photo: Michael Ansell/ABC
The latest evidence that it’s foolish to bet against Eddie Huang: The sitcom based on Huang’s Fresh Off the Boat memoir had a two-episode debut on ABC last night, and things are already looking very good:
In real terms, that translates to almost 8 million viewers for the first episode, and roughly 7.5 million for the second, some of whom perhaps tuned in just to see why Huang has been on such a media tearlately. However, in addition to the solidreviews and good news on the ratings front, the reaction on social media was, by and large, resoundingly positive:
Oh man. I did not like #FRESHOFFTHEBOAT.
I loved it.
I’m so relieved. Please, guys. Please watch it. It’s so good.— Geoff LaTulippe (@DrGMLaTulippe) February 5, 2015