One Small Step for Blasian Couples, One Giant Leap for All Kinds
Well, this is the week where it suddenly seemed BF/AM couples were everywhere.
Okay, not everywhere. Just a few places… like three.
In LA-LA Land a blasian couple will be a staple on ABC’s new TV series Flash Forward when Gabrielle Union takes on a recurring role as the wife of series regular John Cho. I am awash with surprise because from all the premieres I saw over the summer it seemed it was going to be a white season but now I will definitely be tuning in to watch this new series.
Flash Forward premieres on ABC Thursday September 24 at 8pm.
A few weeks ago on Bravo, Real Housewife Lisa Wu Hartwell took her friend NeNe Leakes to meet her Chinese family(episode 5, Home Is Where the Heartbreak Is; original airdate 27 Aug 09). It was an odd segment because, for some reason, NeNe kept going on about how she didn’t see Lisa as Asian although she met Lisa’s extended family who were all Chinese. Lisa even looked a bit like one cousin and spoke Chinese with another. Finally NeNe made her peace with it by saying Lisa was a black girl with good hair.
And the third is about a person who used to be on a hot TV show as a child. Congratulations to
actress Kellie Shanygne Williams from the show Family Matters on her marriage to business man Hannibal Jackson (my friend says he’s blasian although I think he might be Samoan, but either way it’s close enough to note them here).
Asian male/black female pairings are small so it’s refreshing to see us popping up in a few places. I’m still waiting for that show with a blasian couple as the lead (tapping my toe impatiently).