In remarks to Jennifer Lawson during a Lucire editorial meeting earlier: a lot of American TV shows, especially cop ones, have an African–American as the boss. Fair enough. There are probably many in such positions, and it has taken a while for Hollywood to catch up. But only now, with The Closer, has an Asian ﬁnally made it to Lieutanant rank, on the shows I know of. Jennifer seems to agree.
Michael Paul Chan plays Lt Tao. I’m just glad that we’re not the lowest ranking ofﬁcer on the bridge of a Star Trek spinoff: so much for the fair universe of the 24th century. (If the Chinese guy had been the captain, the Voyager wouldn’t have gotten lost, so I guess it would have been hard starting that series.) It’s been 40 years since Bruce Lee appeared on American screens for us to move from dependable sidekick. At some point, we may get to be the boss. If Hollywood will let it happen. Posted by Jack Yan, 08:52
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