20 Burst results for "Alan Yang"
"alan yang" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"It's all context or it was eight context. There was a piece the other day in the new york times. That really stunned me. Because the I think headline was in. the arts. section was which classic classical paintings or paintings from the renaissance era should get a pass. And i said i thought what yeah that i don't know that. Let me out but to be fair most things. I didn't read it. You read this ahead. You're like you know what it's worth bringing up with allen. No and look maybe. It goes on to say really. Brilliant things and i wasn't paying attention. I just want people to know i read the headlines of the new york times pieces but who has time to read. All that stuff i guess the takeaway as conan doesn't want you to look jelly anymore. You can't look at it. i just don't over. i just think it's offensive. It's over venus. Objective is venus. Put clothes that shell up. Close that shell up. You have the misfortune slash fortune of being the writer. Who wrote the conic. Treat yourself episode of parks and rag doll. Yeah and i remember that episode. And i remembered also feeling like oh yeah that's going to be catch and then it became a catchphrase and it's a mixed blessing. Probably not as much for you but for z's walking around and again when when you say i wrote i put in quote and wrote in quotes. Because they might be on that episode but everyone pitches for every episode. And i don't even know who came up with. Treat yourself like i credit. I attribute that to the room. So but i will say. It is wild to walk around like trader joe's and it says trees and then i'm sure read it when they walk around and move through the world they get it a lot because it's like what what was that. Not even. it wasn't a thing before the show right. It wasn't really a thing you know. I i don't even. I just read the headlines of the newspaper so i thought before joe. The new york times has a headline about it that explains itself completely in the headline. I can't help you know. But i do think that's there's an interesting thing for there to become like a catchphrase out but i talked about with rob a little bit where his character had literally right so like his people would say literally to him now. So it's like okay. Well that's his. It's a it's a gift and a curse right. it's it can be a burden on you. Hey blind i know when i said this but when i walk around people say you suck guess that was my catch phrase it when when you gotta own it. It's a legendary. I know you mainly for you. Suck masturbating bear. The legendary you suck. Why don't you talk. Souverain masturbated baron usa and those were good times. This was really fun. i i admire. You think you're a really nice talented guy. And i'm i'm happy that you're out there Making good stuff it just It fills me with the light. So thanks for hanging with me and thanks for you know many of us. Don't wanna sit next to rob lowe because we just look like those plastic turds that you could buy a practical joke. Yeah you're a good man. You're a good man. Taking the bullet guys man. Taking shoes shot. Normally let's get alan yang and rob lowe and its who shot and see which way the camera goes actually cleaned up pretty nice so thank you all right. I'm alright i'm alright. Yeah right just tricked you into compliment yourself. Thank you so much for having me you. We'll see we'll see if we'll still remain friends..
"alan yang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show
"alan yang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show
"alan yang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show
"And then it's in your house and then it's like in your and like everything in your apartment. Not complaining not complaining. It's hardly gig but it is funny to to to do so it's all your your house is a podcast do your house. Your writer's room. Your house is your whatever right. It's everything so and your house is also gymnasium. Where logging in. Maybe twenty thousand steps a day right. Yeah more poorly. How many steps have you taken in the last week. Everyone who knows me knows almost steps freak almost free basically in in the regular writer's room like previous shows every other show i've ever worked on. It's like i'll walk around as we're writing the show which is weird on the one hand but also kind of okay because a writer's room is pretty casual place and you generally have a little bit of space so i like to pace around and you know it's okay right you're there you know you're you're working all day you're pitching whatever stories characters jokes. Whatever it's okay to walk around now since we're on zoom. I can't do that right so i need to be in front of the computer. I need to look at the screen and be visible for our writers. So i i was like well. Here's the here's the compromise mcgregor seen suggested that she's like you should get a treadmill. Is you get a treadmill to go under the desk or table. Whatever says okay. i'll try it so guy really cheap ass one from like or something for la. And then i got it and and it worked pretty well and so it was like all like this is pretty good like maybe i'll get a real one. Maybe i'll get like a treadmill. That actually works for the first day. I did it. I walked about thirteen miles and then tristan. Jose it's too much you've gotta stop walking going. you know. You've got a treadmill for for your writers. Jim but i just walked all day while we were working so ended up being and then i i did also like then the other thing is i had a meeting with somebody later that day and he suggests like let's go for a walk as great so then i went for a walk through. This man is attacking onto three miles to this. But yeah i have a lot of energy for people who don't know me and a lot of energy burn it off gotta burn it off so now. I'm trying to get down to like on mondays. Lieuten than tuesday's do like nine then wednesdays like eight and it'll taper on weekends. I'll do feel more less. People may not know this as a healthy eater and drinker. It's not true that's batting. Well lodges let's like you you you you don't eat you eat a healthy lunch but you go out to restaurants. Oh yes without sometime in your healthy diner. you'd like not a healthful diner. I'm a i'm a. I eat a lot less why the writers were accusing me like like. Oh you so you workout every morning you you walk ten miles. You're eating salad for lunch. Like yeah but i also eat and drink crazy shit at dinner. like anything like my friends like you eat you. Sometimes you'll eat the worship. And i'm like yeah. Well burn it off if i walk twenty miles or a for. I was confused. So dave was with dave was saying is you're the equivalent of if you were a baby he become you. You're such a good eater is what he'd be saved. Allen is a healthy looking felt man and again as i say when we were in japan she was fitting into extra large. Basically like that. That's funny like i went to japan. I'm i'm about five ten. One forty so i went to japan and i was enormous. I would wear like a large. I would wear like large blazer. Or whatever. And the i by by no means an donnas. But i remember the lady measuring me. The first time i went with you we went to eat on or something we got. I was getting a suit made or something and they the lady measuring me was like. Oh wow are you a looks like you work out. Are you a professional athlete. I'm like brag because god. I'm not rift but it was just. I work out semi regularly at like an la fitness they. They were very surprised and again. I couldn't there's no shoe size. At least when. I lived there oversight. Ten extra large or larger. You're not your size. Unfortunately allen you ain't cannot join the big boy asian club. I love that club by the way. Some of my favorite characters in that club that's that's the also honoring big boy. Indian club is fun green guys. I love big indian guy or big guy to kick your ass fun but if you know i'm good friends with alan and he's talking about writer's room but you're writing a show with maya rudolph right now. It's a fun one man i. It's so funny like you know. Obviously i've done a little bit some more dramatic stuff recently. You know i did. A movie called tiger which is a drama. And there's a new season master of none out. That's that's a little more dramatic starring. Lean away the name yacky and then this shows like we. What's funny man. it's a funny show. And we want it to be fun and welcoming and warm and and sort of optimistic and all that stuff while also not being an idiotic show hopefully be meaningful as well but yeah. This one's a comedy and yeah we're writing now. Who's going to stream it It's on apple. And co created it with my friend matt hubbard and we did a show called forever together with With my on amazon a couple years back so yeah reunion of sorts and alan is always busy always working. When do you ever get burned out. Because i mean how many projects you got going on right now. I'm being warned about that in some capacity or other by look at it. It's like seven or eight or something. It's like seven or eight shows and you know a couple movie is always kicking around that up than always thinking about to throw the way i look at it as my focus is usually going to be on stuff. I'm writing directing that very second right so that very second in the writer's room right now it's the maya show and okay. We're gonna go shoot that later this year. I don't love to split. Focus on something like super writing writing writing but it helps to have collaborators right so another thing i might be working on another thing with z's or someone like that in okay we'll start writing that but i'll do phone calls with that person and really get into that in one. I'm digging into it. I'm digging into it then when it comes to producing like i do have time to devote to that. So it's like oh we'll go pitch a show or you know in that instance. I like to feel like. I'm providing help to these other writers directors and producers and that i'm additive and that i'm giving notes in helping them craft their scripts and craft their edits and cuts and all that stuff. So yeah i mean it ends up being very busy job but i think the moment which i feel like i'm overwhelmed or it's too much or i'm giving other things shortchange like i'm shortchanging products than. Yeah that's the time. cut it off i. It's it's reaching a point where i'm busy but You know again. Like i said i'll let energy and i i feel like unproductive on working. So do you think this constant working mode of alan yang which another long time. Now it's always working. Is that asian sensibility or just you. I think a little bulk. I think a little bit. I think like i don't so growing up. It certainly was like. I wasn't like the hardest working kid but i think my parents had such high expectations and and i was able to do a lot of stuff i just. I don't know what that is like. I think i'm fast at doing some stuff. And so as a kid you know was always faster doing school stuff i was. I was okay at sports. Was okay at music. I was like i was a decent a lot of different things and so my parents just kind of packed my day and it was that like being involved in a lot of different things which i think helped make me kind of more well rounded type of person for one thing and then secondly they had high expectations so this is a stereotype but it was true in my household. It's like okay. You bring home ninety five like it should be a hundred right and so for me like that. Meant working hard and that meant like good enough. Usually it wasn't good enough right. It's like you gotta you gotta do better and better better. So i think all those things combined. It's a combination. i think i like. I look at the power of genetics. You look at like your photos and then you'll get your parents photos like damn like they look alike right. It's like there's a lot of that so there's the power of genetics. but then there's also the power of of nurture right. And i think i give i give my parents a lot of credit my mom especially because she was driving me to shit and like you know encourage them to do better in all honesty holding my feet to the fire. When i didn't do well and so i think her high expectations coupled with the demonstration of hard work. My parents are both incredibly hard workers. That all helps But i just can't imagine. I don't like laying around that much. I i like relaxing. Don't get me wrong like auto workaholic. Dave knows you know we hang out enough or was he knows that like i.
The Good, The Bad And The WTF With Alan Yang
"I think this is a good time for us to pivot to our regular segment. Our favorite segment the good the bad in the wgn. Jeff I feel good about that. Let's do that okay. So why don't you lay down the rules of engagement for Ellen? Okay all right. So the rules of engagement for this game We live in a world of rolls right now mostly related to social distance and hygiene but in this particular game. What we what we do with this segment is it's kind of a round table segment where we will ask our guest or guests s is we will join in as well to talk about a single topic three ways so you know one dish served three ways and the three ways are the good of that thing what makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside positive Joyful the ecstatic and then the the bad the negative side the darker side of that thing and then finally the W. t. s. one of the things that still to this day. Make us go right. They don't necessarily need to be either good or bad. It could be either but they still leaves a little puzzled so we thought that it would be appropriate given the amazing work you've been doing in this. I mean won't call the genre but Solitary to do the good the bad dose of telling immigrant stories. And you know we figured that this is something which we want you to share with us on your own so we'll just do that three ways with you beginning with the good if you can you know. There's so many good things about it but if there's if there's something particular that you feel is really just heartwarming about the idea that we're now in a space where we can tell these kinds of stories or even shelvin anecdote of telling immigrant stories that you WANNA share. That was particularly heartwarming. That'd be fantastic. Yeah well the good part is the easy part right. It's like the bad shitting. Immigrants Stores goofing around something but no the good part. The good part is easy. And it's it's it's multi part right one. Which is like were able to do it right now. That's that's the number one. Good thing it's like we were at a zero. These stories weren't being told at all. You know we. We were essentially zero and even in the last five years that's started to change in in you know starting from some of the stuff we did on master like that that you know covered some some some of that ground and then starting to work on. Tiger tail which is about that and then you know obviously little America is a whole show. That's about immigrant stories but Being able to be just being able to have the freedom to tell these very specific stories that that you know just were not in the cultural landscape at all when you talk about this country. It's like it just didn't exist so so that's great. Secondly you know getting to know yourself a little better getting to know your family a little better getting to Appreciate part of yourself that that you may have not been very in touch with because you wanted to fit in because you wanted to assimilate so so becoming more comfortable with who you are when you look in the mirror. That's all been part of this for me. It's been it's been really served edifying an interesting fulfilling And then a third part is and sadly this is probably more relevant than ever is is just kind of. I don't WANNA say educating people but because that sounds like homework but it's like a it's it's showing that these all of these people are three dimensional human beings as basic as that sounds I at the sounds incredibly basic and simple but if you look at the past if you look at the history of Asian American representation on screen is not human three-dimensional it is being depicted as perpetual. Foreigners is being depicted as nerd being depicted as a Guys or a you know atomic towns or sort of robotic and emotionless and you know in a movie like Tiger tail. I wanted to show that we are full of emotions and we are full of internal life and are we are living breathing emotional creatures who change over time and you have regrets and who love movies love and find it hard to talk to our kids in hardtop for parents then overcome that you know all these things of intrinsic in telling a story like that and frankly. I haven't seen it very often depicted if at all and so all these things are kind of why I'm passionate about telling me stories in There's many many more reasons. But that's that's just off the top of my head. I think it's just scratching the surface and I think there are many more stories to be told in many different genres including potentially horror action thriller. You know I gotta say given that. Actually living in a Har- inaction thriller right now There is something really meaningful about humanizing Chinese immigrants and other Asian immigrants in this era. Right you know showing showing Chinese people townies people literally without their masks is so important and bring them to. Life is something which I think has repercussions for actual life. So I'm super glad that even though it wasn't planned that that this is coming out at a time in which it's needed in that fashion. Yeah I mean. Look the totally unexpected circumstance. And it's just it's it's awful. What's going on? But you know the movie is coming out and the movie will be available for people to watch and if it if it's some small comfort and if it's you know depiction that as we said is three dimensional than of Asian people and people with Asian bases like you know I. It can't be a bad thing in my mind right so now we move on to the second round like you said. It's little more difficult. Although I'll tell you you know it doesn't have to be something bad about immigrants stories but it could be something bad about telling them right. And how the challenge of actually doing them right? So what in your impression Allen is the bad Santa tell this isn't this isn't a bad per se but it is a difficult challenge right so so when we were doing little America for instance it was a production challenge. Because you're doing eight stories that take place in eight different countries in eight different parts of the of America. So we're should and we're shooting the majority of them in New Jersey. So you're faking New Jersey for Uganda. Your New Jersey for Singapore. You're you're making new. Jersey are everywhere. So yeah talked to our production designers. Amien Diana about about the challenges of doing stories but that show went some crazy as to not only hurry doing that but then we ended up shooting Montreal for Syria and then I flew to Florida and we shot this episode. That took place on a cruise ship and we fake a Floridian cruise ship going to the Bahamas for Alaska. So at that point. I think we were just making life more difficult for ourselves on purpose because that doesn't have any big immigrant that just makes it much more difficult In the same thing happened in some ways and tiger tail. Because you're shooting in New York and you're shooting in Taiwan and interestingly enough again. This is kind of funny but just the way the days split up. We ended up having to shoot some of Taiwan Four New York in the movie. That take place in your shot in. Taiwan and I like I kind of want people to guess which ones they are. 'cause there's some scenes that they're in your. We shot in Taiwan which is so crazy and we had them put out a casting. Call for extras like we need non-taiwanese extras and all and so we got like white and black people in I wanted to be in the background.
They Call Us Alan Yang
"I gotta say I mean I think all of us probably have stories that our parents have either told us reluctantly or other people told us about our parents right. Which don't jibe with what we know about them today. And then there's also the kind of moment where we either open a photo album or an old wardrobe or closer store and you just get this sudden blast like full on facial blast of nostalgia for a an era and a place in a time that never existed to you. That even seem alien to your parents today and I remember for me. Was that warder moment. Because at the back of my mom's closet were a bunch of outfits that again were very clearly from her late twenties when she first came into the United States and they were kind of swinging outfits. Like you know stuff that I'd be disturbed to to of us. Now she's GonNa I'm Gonna I'm GonNa wear these one day just going to see them or no. Actually those are dad's now I mean the classic thing on like instagram whatever's man like you know old school ghouls like your parents wearing seventies or eighties clothes or whatever. Yeah I have a few of my my parents for sure and they look cool is out. It's like young and attractive and Um wearing like belva really it was before they were accidental Chinese hipsters. They're just straight up Chinese after applying. That's the that's the real deal man though. Jesus enough you said earlier. This film is definitely not a money grab. I'm wondering if there but you did you face any kind of challenges trying to get this particular story made or are we in the time. We're like we can do it all now. You know or any roadblocks. I'm the luckiest guy in the world. So just a little bit of context when I started writing his movie and and even when I completed the first draft of the script. Keep IN MIND. This is before crazy revisions before the farewell. It's before you know. Bonds eun-ha when a million Oscars They're still having been Asian. He's made a long time when I wrote this. So it was kind of a crazy leap of faith. Writing script with adjusting exclusively Asian American and Asian cast in so Yeah I don't think it was a great climate to sell that script in but I very fortunately had a relationship with net flicks and and new tents around us a little bit who we sold master of none two years and years ago and so I was extremely lucky. I had drafted the script sense. Detained and He loved it and wanted to make. And so we made the movie. And I'll tell you that is not typical of the experience in entertainment. You don't usually get a movie script. May I usually take years and years and years so I feel really fortunate in that respect and then in the interim between when I sold it when we shot it and when it came out you know we had this little resurgence of Asian Feller? Not even research. It's just a surgeons because it does but yeah and I feel really lucky because I feel like you know. I think the public is shown to be receptive of movies with Asian faces in them and even reading subtitles as parasite show it so Yeah I feel like culture came around and in the process of making this movie in that time period. I hope people are ready to to to be receptive to this movie. Can we talk a little bit about the the cast because obviously one of the things that really has distinguished? I think all of your All works you've done has been a really deep and interesting collaboration with the actual actors either putting people on screen. Who Sort of serve as Your Avatar? I think in the past you've talked about and we've we've had Kelvin you on the show How you sort of served as your onscreen standing but the performances are a lot of really brings us. The stories are telling to particular kind of nuanced life. And I. I'm curious how you decided to cast this. And to what degree do try to seek out people who mapped out to the real world counterparts. Like is time of very much like your dad. Is I guess Angela. Yea essentially you know. I tried to hugh close to the characters and of course there's some overlap between the characters and the real people but you know. There's there's some diversions too. So you know what's funny is tie in person is is is not that much like characters very social in very talkative. And he's from New York and you know it's it's like He he's very different from the character but he's an incredibly skilled actor and he's able to portray that really well he's really reserved and and sort of a quiet and he does so much with so little in the film you know he he just by little word wise workout wise. You know it's a it's a quiet performance but it's incredibly powerful and moving in. That's because of the subtleties of exacting. And that's you can see the years of experience and you can see also that he has a hint of life in his eyes in that sort of a spirit behind there because that is embodied in the past by Honky Lee who who is a demanded to be incredibly charismatic. I mean the point of the movie. Is you see the change in this man from from his youth to to his the older period in his life. And so Yeah I mean Angela loosely based on my sister although it's very different because she's happily married and that's a totally different in the movie But it really was really just working with each individual actor in figuring out what they would bring to the role and I I do try to occasionally Taylor the part to the accuracy you cast and then you rewrite the rewrite. Some of that happens as well You know of in particular. The Taiwanese actors. It's very sort of a very very different casting process there. Were you know I flew to Taiwan and met with the actors? It isn't just a you know. A sort of a A videotape process like I went in there met with them and interact with them and and red lines with them and I did that with each and every person that cast. So I'm it's very personal personal
Destin Daniel Cretton to Direct Asian-American Superhero Movie Based on Shang-Chi Character for Marvel Studios
"News broke on the Hollywood reporter that destined. Daniel Cretin has signed on to direct Marvel's Shanxi movie. Which will Mark the studios very first superhero film with an Asian lead? So word of this project for surface back in September along with the news that marvel was going to fasttrack it, and they also tapped at that point writers penned the screenplay at that time. It was reported that marvel was looking towards Black Panther a little bit of a guide and a model just in terms of hiring Asian or or an Asian American director to helm this one other directors that were in the running included Justin tipping, Alan Yang and Deborah Chow. But of course, Cretin is the one that landed this gig. So from this point on marvel is looking to assemble a largely Asian American and Asian cast for the film. So hopefully, we get a lot more news on this very soon. But right now focusing on the director, Amy rose, what do you think? About destined getting this gig. I think it's a great choice short-term twelve most people didn't really know about Brielle arson before the room, but this was the little gem, and there's kind of something around the internet floating around that like this was like the magic well short term twelve because everyone who was in this movie, this has been a launch pad for a lot of success, and it's just such a talented cast, and he's an amazing director. And like it's about time. I feel like a rook a broken record talking about representation being so important in media. But it really is. And you know, I'm finally pursuing my dream of directing. But I didn't have a lot of role models growing up and that right there because there were probably ten I could count on my fingers female directors. And it's the same thing with having an all Asian cast Asian director with this property who's going to know the property better. So think it's a great choice. He has a lot of talent. And I'm glad that marvel and Holywood is still slow to change. But I'm glad that they are finally showing a little bit more
"alan yang" Discussed on Hollywood Handbook
"Y. Alan. Yang told me you were friends with Jay z, and the way you said a Manyang and Marc, Evan Jackson told me that your friends would Jay z. Alan Yang, and I both were at Jay Z's off depote for the Oscars young, and my boyfriend has worked with Jay z. therefore I have met him a couple of times and he's a wonderful man. I'm not gonna go so far as to say that I'm in the in the wreck. The big famous people in your friends or Jaising. Okay. The truth. Yeah. And if you are, sounds like you are pretty good friends with him. It would be great if you could get to him this episode of an improvised musical pike. Did this podcast and a half to give up on and we're trying to sort of maybe hook into one. That's nine one? Yeah, there's a show called off book, right? That is musical and we did avenue that was a huge hit it it fucking k. got tweeted onto the ear, wolf. Main feed? Yes. Oh, my God. No, it's they actually literally put up a clip of it. They wanted people to hear putt, Klay on the main ear will feed wait out. Normally never verified fade. There are these sort of some sanctions? Yeah. Okay. People will mention our show as something that they don't want to see on your wolf anymore. Right in the in the comments which is it's nice that people are seeing that lost whether to even. You they just talk about. They talk about you and you have to search your name and different spellings of his people might get it wrong. And a lot of it is in the like the replies, and then you have to hit like now I want to see some more replies after this. That might be like all nasty, some that are offensive, been the nasty zone. That's where we might end up sometimes. And I honestly think it's Botts. Do you have this problem? Do I get trolled by all these Bah Russian Bod saying they don't want your show to be up my. Yeah. And pretending that they are. That's what I got from what he's assery accessories from pain. Oh, okay. What crime is stuff? Bells whistles, the us. Okay. Mine whistle. I have been thinking mine. It's very quiet. Yeah, I feel like it's when it's coming. Yes, the wrong lead astray. Whistle there. Anybody using the whistle. I'd be like. Really. But anyway, no, I'm not troubled by boats. I get trolled by atro- people. Okay. Okay. Yeah, like I could up. We're buying accepts the I filed our goal with something people and I have the humility to not blame it on a robo. Well, you consider telling fast public glowing. You're a world that those are not river in Egypt's my friend. No, no, no. Okay. So a lot of people would say that it's not just a river in Egypt, but you're saying you're saying it is not a river in Egypt. Either period hit denial is not anything right. This is my ongoing. This is my boyfriend's. Biggest complaint with me is the, I tr- I constantly try to use the expressions navigates them right fa thirty one thirty two years. I've been on this. I've cooled it. Don't kick a gift holes in the mouth, which is what I thought it was means, don't kiss a gets, look if you don't look if tolls in the mouth. And I've been saying very seriously in big important rooms. I don't kick a gift horse in the mouth. Why the fuck would you ever kick a gift horse in the mouth will do it and even cut to me because I've been on television and I was mildly famous in the UK no-one correct to say, let me fucking go around saying this stupid fucking expression all the time to everyone looking like an auto and I've done it again. Thank you for correct to me. I feel like we're looking at horse here. I think that really the thing to focus on is that while you did mention, it's your boyfriend's biggest complaint. It wasn't his only complaint. No, no. Do we want to go through the top one hundred..
"alan yang" Discussed on The Popcast With Knox and Jamie
"That that is just as exciting as you show me a blob inside your belly. My red light is so like, you know, we're, we're not quite in the golden age TV anymore. It's kinda the platinum age. I guess I still really good TV. Lhasa show's awesome stuff platinum more valuable than going on. No. When I say you're the, the sound of your sadness did not. It was not represented by your use of your word. I totally hear that criticism. I just know like when pirates were like like pillaging villages, they weren't like, let's get all the platinum booty there. Like, let's get on the platinum yet. They didn't have platinum in the Bahamas. We'll maybe platinum like needs to quit being so uppity and come down to our level. They were in the silver. How about that? We were in the silver age. Let's go bronze. I feel very self conscious now. So let's just go way afar from from gold. We're in the copper age of television. We're in the dirt and sticks age of television and is fine is great. Like it's such a great time to be alive, but there's a trend of like, yeah, like just make it to the fifteenth episode and you're gonna love it. And while I recognize that, like I'm just I just need the first episode to be good. Can we do that you're not always going to get the first episode do I know? I know I did this succession. I'm guilty to make it to episode number eight. Okay. That's a lot. But like I have good taste so you can trust me not everybody does. So like I watched the first episode of forever. Are you going to dump on my green light? No, I'm like, I kept watching it because I trust you and I'm watching it. And the second episode got better, but like that for like such a half a worded pilot of just like, we'll just kind of do some riffing an improv in and I'm Fred Ormiston and on my Rudolph, and I'm Alan Yang..
"alan yang" Discussed on The Filmcast
"I tend to follow them and you're always on the cutting edge that's going to change your about to have a kid. So. Keep up that pace. But yeah. I am planning to watch the dragon print, so that'll stay tuned for that and a couple of weeks. But, but this week I'm gonna talk about forever which I know division talked about the last week the week before, and this is a show starring Armagh sin and my Rudolph on Amazon streaming. It is by Alan Yang. The one of the creators of master of none and I don't have much to say about this because the talk around the premise of the show. Right. I want people to watch this show exactly as I washed his, not knowing anything, and I will just say I recommend watching it, but one of the joys of the show is how it keeps changing itself up over and over again, especially for the first three episodes. But even beyond that, like it constantly reinvents things. It constantly decides that it's totally different and and brings up rules and very specific things, and then completely abandons them. And and usually that would be a negative. But for some reason, the show is so quirky and interesting and really has a heart and a tone that I've never quite seen like this. Anything else highly recommend you go in knowing nothing, but it is well worth watching. I found it to be fascinating and interesting sort of borrows from a lot of things you will probably go, oh, yeah. This is kind of like or it's about this, but it carves out its own unique voice even inside a structure that that might be reminiscent of other things. It's a very interesting show forever on Amazon streaming. It's good. I want to reiterate my off is a Queen and treat her as such in give her all the great roles because he's amazing of the show even more so than for think. And I will say like one thing, if you're not into the vibe of the show, early on, there's one episode in the middle and starring. So good. It's it's worth like I hate doing this and saying this, but it's I honestly worth getting at least through the middle of season just to see that episode. I've never had a show where I've turned to my wife as we're watching it as many times as this one end gone, did we start a different show by accident. I just I just watched episode. You're talking about yesterday dry. Yeah. Yeah, anyway. Okay. Well, the shows forever it's on Amazon prime, and that's where you can check it out, and that is what we've been watching this week. And what we've been watching is a great time to talk about our sponsor Sonos beam because if you're watching stuff in your own home and what we've been watching, let's be honest tends to be a lot of stuff we're watching in our home in our home theaters. Devendra has talked about this at length, and we all his statements that people focus on the visual side and all too often don't put enough emphasis on the audio side, but audio is such a huge part of what makes your home theater. Great. And Sonos is the top of the line as far as home audio, we all have Sonal systems. I'm in absolute love with my Sonos speakers and Sonos beam is a brand new sound bar from Sonos. This one has. A lot of really great features. Top of the line for me is the fact that you can control it. It's got voice, activated control built in. So I've been able to control my Sonos with my Amazon echo for a long time. Now, the added that functionality, I think last year, but soon as being requires no external device to work, it is all voice. Activated, all voice controlled is it's fantastic. It's so easy to set up. You plug it in. That's, that's it. And it syncs with any other Sony speakers you may have is a dream. It sounds amazing. I know you guys both house owners beams of development. Have you been enjoying yours? It's really good. I really like how compact it is as well. I have all my TV's are all quipped with sound bars..
"alan yang" Discussed on The Watch
"Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard or Patrick Somerville who obviously came out of the leftovers. You wanna talk about forever. Sure. It's clearly on my mind. Yeah, I wanted to talk about it too because I've see that is I watched the whole season of that and we can say for now, obviously, if you haven't listened to for, if you haven't seen forever, you should probably stop because it's a show in which as soon as you start the season, you are pretty much on a timer of when you're gonna hit a massive spoiler that's boiler is going to determine how you think about the show and the character. So if you haven't watched forever Alison, I both highly recommend that you do, but we're going to talk a little bit about it now. Okay. So you were on the pro forever team? I am. I am pro forever. I did not care for the last two upsets insurance every once in a while. I don't get not. I'm not offended, but I don't sort of get annoyed easily by television. I mean, neither interim out, but it's not like I watched something and then I'm and I feel sort of that it, it offends my sensibilities. But there's something that happens at the end of this show. Oh, which is. And I think that this might be specifically my read of it. So I kind of wanted to hear what you thought of the end that dovetails too closely to what I think a lot of from the mid to now dramas do, which is they really dabble with breaking these characters down and sang some pretty interesting things about love and about what it means to be a human being. And then at the end fall back on the safety net of like, but it was really all about the nuclear family at the end. And it was all about like this one person that you've always needed and always will need. And I felt like that kind of played a lot of appetite, movies, and I thought at the end of this in a movie in a show where essentially, what the the premise is that what if you got to the afterlife and your life partner was not who you wanted to spend it with, we'll fr so Fred Arvidsson, and Maya Rudolph play a married couple Oscar in June. They're kind of stereotypical suburban more in a rut. It's sexless or I don't know if they don't. Canonical that sexless, but that's definitely implied. And then front arms and passes away. My Rudolph goes through the entire grieving process and just as she starts to recalibrate, she gets ganked back to his side because she also passes away and finds there in the afterlife together. We're disturbingly similar to their full or yes, yeah, absolutely. And I think the way people felt about the ending which is, you know, spoiler alert they go through some trials on the eventually reconcile it decide that they really do on it, spend their afterlife together really depends on how you felt, how convincing the chemistry between Fredericton and Maya Rudolph was. I was so taken away by it. And so I enjoyed their report..
"alan yang" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Alan Yang has, I think is I think very good at pivoting off of his central story to show you people you haven't seen before, like in that episode of master of none and have these people come in as stand ins, make you feel enormous empathy for them and have them eliminate something about the story that's being told and about the world that they're occupying. I found that episode enormously affecting and powerful. It is very much my favorite one of the show to me that was just an interesting look at like, okay, Alan Yang is the one who does that look on master of none now. That's true. I did have a moment when I was watching that. I agree that they're both very good in it, and I agree that there are a lot of really terrific moments in that. I did think that they hit the ending a little bit hard. It was a little on the nose. The ending, I think, tried a little hard to explain to you what it's moral was. But you know my issue with it wasn't that they. Away from the central characters. Because as you said, when they did that a master of non, it was wonderful. But to me when they didn't in master of non, it's still felt like the same show except just focused on different people. This felt so totally different to me. This felt like a short film drama, you know, with sort of, you know, comedy, dialogue, people, amusing each other, but ultimately it felt like drama. It didn't have any of the the kind of droll comedy that I feel like they're trying to imbue. The rest of the series with that, I don't think is always successful, but I felt like the other risk is when you put people who are really charismatic and interesting in a kind of a standalone episode. So like that you risk people reacting like I reacted, which is I'd rather go watch that. Sure. Like. I'd rather go watch the show with those people rather than the people that I'm actually watching. No, I thought it worked because it is a different take on regret and passivity. It's about these two people don't want to break what they have, and so they stick with it. And that's, that's exactly the point of the show. So it fit into medically tone poem. I, I'm just interest sunglasses, just gonna. Keep saying toes. I am interested in the thoughts of the thinkers behind this show even when the show didn't fully cohere for me, I just was intr-. I'm just interested in hearing Alan Yang's thoughts. So even when it didn't necessarily add up, I still appreciated the Embiid of it, but dollops of beauty throughout it. I still found myself really engaged by it. Yeah, I appreciate the ambition of it. I think that's fair to say, and I do think it's it's a big swing. And as I always say, I do appreciate a big swing. And I think when people are trying to get their arms around something that's really massive like this, that is always to be saluted. But at the same time when you come in with a big Prentice like that, I think you always have to ask the underlying question. Would this show be interesting if these people weren't dead? And to me, the answer was not particularly. She is. She is, but they together. I also think it's so tragic that in the first two episodes, they have Kim Whitley as best friend wasted on the show. So funny how she got relegated to block best friend and I was like, are we really doing this? Yes, she and I thought it was really interesting to see this dynamic between them in the church seen, especially it was. It was just like, this is weird. I don't know how I feel about it. It's like Maya Rudolph is half black, but like it's just playing with this weird dynamic that I don't think was fully explored. And I, I agree that Kim Whitley's is totally underused and I would love to see more ever. Yeah, I kind of felt like that second episode is my favorite one in the series and then kind of everything in it goes away. And I thought, all right, then you kind of our traipsing through. I don't know five more episodes of the two of them, and then one episode that has nothing to do with or whatever. Well, I'm the jerk..
"alan yang" Discussed on /Film Daily
"Is on an immigrant cabdriver so it's a really great piece of tv that um that works just as a pc by itself union have to watch any of master of non to really understand it or appreciate it so i would recommend even if you guys for some reason out there if you're listening and has no interest master none whatsoever seek out this episode to just to get a sense of what alan yang can do and that has meet pretty excited about this project as as long as apple ends up picking it up yet this sounds interesting i i think you i love these guys and they love you know they they are able to tackle some stuff with humor in heart and uh i think they're the perfect um people to be tackling a show like this uh although uh apple you can't get uh to to dark i here let's blitz we're about to um a speaking of two dark who that's move on to an isolation which is coming out soon the first screening it just happened in la new york in the first reactions of hit the web although i think the reviews the review embargoes a day before release which is usually not a good sign so each see what is what what are the first reactions the elks garlands new movie so the first reactions on social media tear out skylines followup to his jack trail debut x knocking act i kinda flies in the faith of all we been hearing about an island since now.
"alan yang" Discussed on Code Switch
"Came into play in and you know i think the result was not terrible so it's kind of i think there's a little bit of proof eta you don't have to have an allmale life writer syrup necessarily so it wasn't that long ago that you were just another young rider in the writer's room i'm what was it like when you started out initially and then what would you say has changed since then uh it was an unbelievable lucky lucky fortunate gift sister often the parks and recreation i'll tell you what of it was not my first gig i worked on south park before that over um but partner echoes the first sort of scripted show i had a lot of input um ends a partner requisite incredibly inclusive place an optimistic place uh a a cheerful place to work where the riders were really good friends in the castle's really good friends so um you know i feel like a writer's really get along well on her caskets along great and uh we try to make the show fun place to work for for the cast and crew connecticut emmy ray yeah who's your family oppose you going to show business to be in with um in that was at lagos okay now i'm validated by this by this honour or yes i get asked that like was your parent or your parents against it because it is odd man i i was biology majoring college and i told my parents you know i wanted to move out elaaiun in and be a writer knows unemploy you know basically the plan was i'm going to be broken unemployed fray and i told them i wanna be a writer end.
"alan yang" Discussed on Code Switch
"Yes share with us i you know aca my hair car black erica not mix there again on the thera she's cute not mix there is fat to sell okay is on china say like i like her i request honor we are are you trying to tell me that year he now lebanese what you're from lebanon no acts on how to not comfortable with the word i spin all right so we'll see your lebanese i mean i was that there was a good chance you are the only gulf war jordan's spring fleeing so occurs like when your wedding in episode legged or you're reading absorb religion you're sort of turning over the story to someone's very specific experiences and ensures how you guys have conversation their own riding stuff like that in a writer's room each shot up and listen you listen to the person um yes so that episode is very very much based on llinas life and yet she came in and and we just astra questions and so then a she went away for a little bit and we sat in the writer's room and started talking about what the best way to tell the story was and think that the word authenticity gets thrown out you know alaadin is probably overuse at this point but as much as possible like we want to get the real stories you know just vino for that episode we wanted to mine llinas life and for sit for instance the i love you episode which is not about our lives i'll we did research we got real stories and we really inspired by the stores and how did you go about like writing women's characters i'm is they're like input from actors are sort of can you walk through that a little bit we write them as human beings in that it is robbers looks beards from from interactions we've had with the females in our up and you have had a uh now vote we also has a wonderful riding staff.
"alan yang" Discussed on Code Switch
"And then the narrative in the camera sticks with them evolves them to their day um i just that that was really clever one because it showed how fool their lives were and how their lives were were full of you know like what weird interesting characters and have their own adventures in their own lives but are usually ancillary characters in the county shows you see in the prestige television you know that's exactly i think you know you hit the nail on the head with everything you saying that's basically what you're talking about the writer's room where we wanted you an episode basically about you know in like a jennifer anniston movie she walks in rebuilding and says as mrs anderson hungry and then eventually is as high and then you just never see that character again it's like well that guy has trials and tribulations and and triumph and tragedy and drama and comedy in his life in and he gets to say like high mrs swanson or whatever it is and you never see that person again and so we kind of started from that perspective where every human being on planet earth is the star of their own show you know they all have their own netflixing show they're all the protagonists of their own story their own movie and you know we felt like we had and seen these characters depicted very often in in movies or tv and so we really worked as hard as we could to make those stories interesting compelling and funny and and show these characters and love show their their family life their friends their work i mean as much as possible just make it as rich as a regular episode of the show that was a huge risk for us and you know the scary t to not have your security blanket of your actor known and a lot of those dudes were not active you know the the main cabdriver whose so i'm act there he's got he's amazing his name is inaki ticker as a and he uh he's refugee from rwanda as families from burundi and he's never acted before and in the that some for him to be able to step in and and carry that story like i love i love you not.
"alan yang" Discussed on Code Switch
"Yes or no i mean it's a thing that comes up just because there aren't as many asian people in there are as many indian people in america as there are white people right so it it's not like you'll just be playing the odds if someone is dated twenty indian people in a row it seemed like that's probably not a coincidence and and and we got to talking about you know being a asian on these apps or being black on the ap's in yeah it's fraught with interesting a dilemmas is is there in aching as factors weird if someone's dated too many of your race in a row or is it okay and i don't know i always hate we too judgmental in those situations because um i don't know you're not in that person shoes yeah i feel like racing intimacy collide in so many different ways on the show and i feel like this season in particular the character seem to talk about that more explicitly than they did in season one was there any like new ground in particular you wanted to cover as a whole we just wanted to be more ambitious and take more risks and yes be more emotional be more realistic be more naturalistic a be more experimental so all these things khanna tied up but yeah we really aspire to greater thinks this season i hope we came close to the show did come in for some criticism last season mainly around the idea that there weren't enough asian women in the show romantic or otherwise doves possible love interest in the for season was a white woman ritual in the writer's room did you guys pay a lot attention to that criticism no not really you know um i've i've gone asked about that a little bit and basically i say in a which is trashing our instincts he noone were writing.
"alan yang" Discussed on Code Switch
"Thanks for listening to coast which checkout npr's hidden brain the bunker without them in brain uses science and storytelling to help you understand the would around you and yourself wondering why so hard to change your best friend views annoying for the like you're in a bit of a rut need to get unstuck in brain can help you with those questions and plenty of others find it now the mpr one at and wherever you was in pockets and we are back his a clip from the new season of master of known in it dev shah play by seasons are as you know is on a date with a woman named preah played by assert car can ask your question that might hannah until noon an intrigue dhs in graf lol added people of different ethnicities cantons india's is i know now added anyone has fat that i did add eight that's why i once and then i found out later that he needed four indian girls before me why four does furnish territory that's what i said blake where's the line right like what if abroad data to indian dudes tuesday okay but it can't be back to back because then it's like oh fetishes brewing that was from than who sees it of master none that episode call first date joining us now is allen gang who cocreated master of non was up man how you finally i'll feel good how're you guys pretty good awesome so i would ask you really quickly about that conversation that whole like nagging how many people have you slept with poor feeling other people have to deal with a lot is that something that with you guys will curbing from your own mobster.
"alan yang" Discussed on Code Switch
"Crazy ex girlfriend dr ken quantico and of course master of none i should add that although shows still exist today which is great um and some of them including master of non actually picked up where selfie left off by daring to cast asian and in the role of the love interest and as i know that stereotype busting is something we're still seeing in films like that just seventeen and then the new movie by command than johnny uh the big sick of rigs edible bruce order picky rid of it have a really suburbs over this conversation after the break linighan are sitting down with our sharing of lesser known we wanted you an episode basically about you know in like a jennifer anniston movie she walks into rebuilding and a doormats as mrs anderson or whatever her event jesus high in and you just never see that character again it's like well that guy as trials and tribulations and enshrine infant tragedy and and drama in comedy in his life stick with us support for this podcast and the following message come from been and jerry's upbeat corporate committed to using the power of business to advance progressive social change since the company's earliest days been in jerry's has been about a lot more than just euphoric ice cream today they believe that dialogue cambridge differences promoting a more just and equitable future for all joined been in jerry's on a journey to better understand issues of race in america and get involved at been jerry dot com slash racial justice.
"alan yang" Discussed on Code Switch
"Real quick is the story of dabsheh he's an indianamerican man in his early thirties he's trying to find its footing he's an actor he's play by as he's sorry health effects of life all that's now is for instigating of it's called love at first sight should make room for having a hard time sympathizing with his problem so this is michelle does a bunch of different things it seems out a lot and so we hear from some of the other people in depth life the show also plays with four may in storytelling styles but just like last season a whole lot of the comedy and drama comes out of issues of race and identity serena's on osama this week so we're tagging in a guest host whose job it is to pay attention to this stuff lennick cruz she writes about culture over at the atlantic with good linda thank you with doing this with us thanks for adding so i know you're fan of the show so what is it about the should that you dig similar i think what makes master of nine so great is that has all these characters from different backgrounds and different races but it also shades in other aspects of their personalities to sell these characters get to be full individuals on and they can comment on their own unique experiences and disagree with one another and they don't have to be stand ins for their entire race which i found really refreshing and it does all this with a lot of humor and empathy so what's changed about the way that asianamericans have been portrayed on tv since twenty of the show drop from yes so real quick i wanna back up to the year before master van came out and a abc had this show called selfie starring john show untrue yeah and at the time it was a pretty big deal so not only was there an asianamerican star but he was also a romantic lead which is not something easy that often in american pop culture but a couple months after debuted it was cancelled due to poor ratings show it was a whole lexi's over human right and so fast forward to 2015 bright a which a lot of critic saw as a huge year for asians on tv in addition to older shows that we already had like the mindy project um we also got fresh off the boat.