Chinese Burn
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Chinese Burn
First Aired: November 27th, 2017
Status: Ended
Genre: Comedy
Network: BBC Three
Summary: There's a common assumption about Chinese girls; Studious. Conservative. Polite. Well think again! Chinese Burn smashes all the stereotypes and with a round-house kick, busts opens the door to the messy, hilarious, unbridled reality putting an eastern twist on the western world. This brand new BBC Three sitcom follows the escapades of three 'normal' Chinese girls - Elizabeth the failed Chinese daughter, Jackie the feisty struggling actress and Fufu the Buddhist princess, fresh off the plane - as they negotiate the trials of modern life in the capital. From sex to relationships, failing careers to just about paying rent, getting drunk to getting in fights - they're visitors from a scary superpower and they're taking over London. The pilot sees Elizabeth's crazy-rich childhood friend Fufu visiting London for the first time. It shouldn't be a problem but Elizabeth has lied about her job to avoid shaming her parents. So she deals with the situation like she deals with any situation, by lying some more and getting drunk. Jackie has a big casting for the role of a lifetime, instead of the usual 'Chinese prostitute, DVD seller or takeaway girl' and this is the worst time to be babysitting a kooky new arrival. The Fufu problem isn't going away.
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# of Episodes: 1
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# of Episodes I haven't watched: 1
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Last Aired Episode
Season 1 - Episode 1: Pilot
Air Date: November 27th, 2017, 12:00 AM
Summary: Chinese Burn follows the escapades of three ‘normal’ Chinese girls in London. Ringleader Jackie is Beyonce to Destiny's Child. She's also a blunt, offensive force of nature who tears through life and deflects unwanted attention every 0.2 seconds. Jackie moved to London to further her reasonably successful acting career. 'Reasonably' because she's more likely to offend the director than actually land the job. Elizabeth was destined to be a model-minority overachiever like her brain surgeon of a sister. But no amount of Latin lessons could save her from becoming a self-destructive, failure of a millennial, drawn to the wrong decision like a moth to a flame. Elizabeth moved to London to 'find herself' but found herself dressing up as a cup of Boba tea for a living and drinking on the job. As a wannabe sommelier, this is simply research. And then there’s Fufu. If Jackie is Beyoncé then Fufu is Phoebe from Friends. An oddball Buddhist on a cultural odyssey, viewing London through the eyes of an innocent child or an alien arrival. Fufu was born into Chinese new money, which means she's not only armed with a misplaced Buddhist quote for every occasion, but also a bank balance which reads 'infinite'. With Jackie and Elizabeth as a tour guides, what could possibly go wrong? The girls navigate life in the capital together and attempt to overcome the trials of modern life; from sex to relationships, to failing careers, paying rent, getting drunk and getting in fights, all through the experience of being a visitor from a scary superpower.
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