Asian Americans: What are We Doing to Break TV’s Bamboo Ceiling?

Daniel Wu of AMC's "Into the Badlands". (Photo Credit: AMC)
Daniel Wu of AMC’s “Into the Badlands”. (Photo Credit: AMC)

Guest Contributor: Miguel Santos, General Manager of Myx TV

It’s on Asian Americans to break the so-called bamboo ceiling.

George Takei and Margaret Cho have been making headlines recently for taking on issues like whitewashing in Hollywood.

Prior to shows like Fresh Off the Boat and The Mindy Project, Asian Americans in entertainment were virtually nonexistent with the exception of a handful of Lucy Lius. The landscape has improved, but if we want to truly elevate and celebrate Asian American stories, we have to start from the ground up. We must change the Asian mindset that a job in entertainment isn’t a viable career path, we must speak up to create a space for our people in the industry and we must lend a hand to pull other Asian Americans up.

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‘Quantico’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 21, “Right”

QUANTICO – “Right” (Photo Credit: ABC / Phillipe Bosse)
QUANTICO – “Right” (Photo Credit: ABC / Phillipe Bosse)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

Lakshmi’s recaps for “Quantico” episodes 1-7 can be found here and for episode 8 onward here, including her recap of the show’s most recent episode. Her recaps appear on Reappropriate every Monday morning! As with reading any recaps, please be wary of spoilers.

We begin this week’s episode with Alex Parrish clutching the steering wheel of Ryan’s truck as she guides the explosive-filled vehicle through the streets of New York City.

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‘Quantico’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 20, “Drive”

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QUANTICO – “Drive” (Photo Credit: ABC / Phillipe Bosse)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

Lakshmi’s recaps for “Quantico” episodes 1-7 can be found here and for episode 8 onward here, including her recap of the show’s most recent episode. Her recaps appear on Reappropriate every Monday morning! As with reading any recaps, please be wary of spoilers.

Pain. Deception. Violence. While Quantico viewers should be used to seeing lots of all three of those things each week, Sunday’s episode felt different. Nearly every scene seemed to highlight how vulnerable the female NATs of Quantico were and how their bodies and emotional health can be constantly used by the men around them as weapons.

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‘Quantico’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 19, “Fast”

QUANTICO – “Fast” (Photo Credit: ABC / Phillipe Bosse)
QUANTICO – “Fast” (Photo Credit: ABC / Phillipe Bosse)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

Lakshmi’s recaps for “Quantico” episodes 1-7 can be found here and for episode 8 onward here, including her recap of the show’s most recent episode. Her recaps appear on Reappropriate every Monday morning! As with reading any recaps, please be wary of spoilers.

Quantico has never been subtle about its metaphors and this week’s episode, titled “Fast,” was no different.

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‘Quantico’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 18, “Soon”

QUANTICO – “Care” (Photo Credit: ABC / Betrand Calmeau)
QUANTICO – “Care” (Photo Credit: ABC / Betrand Calmeau)

Lakshmi’s recaps for “Quantico” episodes 1-7 can be found here and for episode 8 onward here, including her recap of the show’s most recent episode. Her recaps appear on Reappropriate every Monday morning! As with reading any recaps, please be wary of spoilers.

Last week’s bombshell episode ended with Alex (and all of us) learning that Shelby was The Voice’s next target and that Simon and Will are very likely in grave danger.

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