In the past it might have seemed stereotypical to put an Asian individual as the lead to a cast and then make them an expert in everything eastern when it came to their own culture. But in these days casting an Asian individual that dominates a show can mean that they’re either a martial arts expert or just another part of a diverse and impressive cast that offer a wide range of skills and abilities that are just enough to push a story forward. Dino-Day Ramos from Deadline would likely have something to say about this and would probably be right. Or it could mean that they’re just another actor or group of actors that are there to entertain the people and deliver a quality small screen experience that is what a lot of audiences want since few people care anymore who’s starring in what so long as the show has a good story and a balanced plot that allows them follow along. But having the right person for the right role is important as well...
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April 06, 2019 — 13:44 BST