content warning: casual transphobia (gender confirmation surgery is played for laughs at one point), casual racism + colourism (in a context that’s slightly critical, but not criticised), spoilers
On the eve of her
wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia,
Rachel should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond
from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the
salons of Paris, and a fiancé willing to sacrifice his entire
inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that
her birthfather, a man she never knew, won’t be able to walk her down
the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of
Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet
Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics;
Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man
Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father.
I first came across Crazy Rich Asians two years ago, when I was a freshman in college. I’d just moved to New York, everything was new, and I was walking down Broadway on my way to Chinatown when I passed by this charming little bookstore called Shakespeare & Company (which is now, due to a leasing issue, unfortunately closed). It had sliding ladders and a small space crammed full of books, which was just how an independent bookstore ought to be.
The book was sitting right in front of the register, very loud, very glittery, very there, and on impulse, I bought it. I bought it, and proceeded to not read it for eight months. But when I did read it, I loved it. It was everything a trashy summer novel should be. In a word: effusive. It was that scene in The Great Gatsby when Nick first walks into Daisy’s house, and the white curtains are blowing in a soft wind, and it is summer, and everything was drenched in sunlight.
Think of China Rich Girlfriend, the sequel to Crazy Rich Asians, as the period of time after Nick finds Gatsby’s body, but before he moves back west.
Paige Michalchuk or Holly J Sinclair JT Yorke or Jimmy Brooks Spinner Mason or Craig Manning Hazel Aden or Terri MacGregor Leia Chang or Chantay Black Alex Nunez or Ashley Kerwin Manny Santos or Emma Nelson Johnny DiMarco or Bruce The Moose Darcy Edwards or Clare Edwards Sav Bhandari or Alli Bhandari Ellie Nash or Marco Del Rossi
Archie “Snake” Simpson or Christine “Spike” Nelson Joey Jeremiah or Caitlin Ryan Ms. Sauve or Coach Armstrong Ms. Hatzilakos or Mr. Oleander Mr. Perino or Ms. Kwan
Clare x Alli or Jenna x Alli Paige x Hazel or Paige x Ellie Spinner x Jimmy or Spinner x Jay Emma x Manny or Darcy x Manny Marco x Paige x Ellie or Craig x Spinner x Jimmy Hell Hath No Fury or Paige Michalchuk & The Sex Kittens (PMS) Janie and the Studz or Downtown Sasquatch
Spinner x Paige or Spinner x Jane Emma x Sean or Emma x Peter Manny x Craig or Manny x Spinner Ashley x Craig or Ashley x Jimmy Peter x Mia or Peter x Darcy Paige x Alex or Paige x Spinner JT x Liberty or JT x Manny KC x Jenna or KC x Clare
Degrassi Community School or The Dot Smithdale University or Banting University Bardell High School or Lakehurst High School Above The Dot or The Ravine The Cameron Apartment or The Nelson House The Edwards House or The Brooks House
Season 1 or Season 2 Season 3 or Season 4 Season 5 or Season 6 Season 7 or Season 8 Season 9 or Season 1
in the episode "muffy gets mature,"one of katherine's friends kind of looks asian. Michelle Kwan was also in one episode, and sue ellen's "little brother" tenzin is from tibet, so I assume he's asian? they're the only characters other than mei lin that are asian, from what i know :T
Yeah, but those are one-off characters or guests. Aside from Mei-Lin, there isn’t really a semi-regular Asian character on Arthur and by “semi-regular” I mean they have have more than one speaking part, have their own storylines, and are featured (or referenced/acknowledged) more than once a season.