HomeKorean AmericanAwkwafina's Nora from Queens opens season 2 to strong ratings

Awkwafina’s Nora from Queens opens season 2 to strong ratings

Nora from Queens starring Awkwafina, BD Wong and Bowen Yang opened season 2 up 14% over its season 1 average, reports Deadline.

The show created by the comedienne debuted on Comedy Central Wednesday with a double episode in the 10 p.m. hour.

It also played on MTV2 where it surpassed the ratings for the time period by 64%.

Nora is Awkwafina’s real life birth name, which is appropriate since the show is based on Nora Lum’s life growing up in Queens.

“I think in Season 2, I drew more from my perspective. I also addressed a couple of things, like, for instance, the absence of my mom,” Awkwafina told the Los Angeles Times.

“When you do a show about your life, you are a little cautious about what you might talk about,” Awkwafina said in a round table organized by EW and the show’s executive producer Teresa Hsiao, who lead the discussion.

She says Nora “has evolved into someone who is a little bit more aware about what she should be doing right now.”

Awkwafina acknowledged to the Times she probably worried too much as a youngster.

“I think that everything that happened in my life, when I started to figure out who I was and what made me genuinely happy, what fulfilled me, made the things that I used to really not like about my life a little bit easier to digest. That maybe everything happens for a reason.”

AsAmNews has Asian America in its heart. We’re an all-volunteer effort of dedicated staff and interns. Check out our new Instagram account. Go to our Twitter feed and Facebook page for more content. Please consider interning, joining our staff, or submitting a story or making a contribution

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest

Worth the Time

Must Read

Regular Features

Latest

A Twitter list by @AsAmNews