Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho

Apparently Jeong, a Korean doctor turned actor, is famous and an unapologetic “minority millionaire.” He was in The Hangover and Dr. Ken. Both I have not watched. He was also in Crazy Rich Asian, which I did watch but could not remember his character until he mentioned it in his debut Netflix special: You Complete Me, Ho.

The title plays off his Vietnamese wife’s last name. If he learned to pronounce her name correctly with proper diacritics, which is Hồ not Ho, he would not be making fun of her name. The convenience of the word ho in English fits well with Jeong’s raunchy materials. Somehow two of the audience members who sat in the front also had the last name Ho. Is that a coincidence or a set up?

Nevertheless, his jokes are good, especially the ones about being a physician, and he speaks without an Asian accent. The tribute to his wife who is a breast cancer survivor is inspiring. It was the reason Netflix released this special on Valentine’s Day.

I am happy see another Asian comedian made it. Unfortunately I can’t let my kids watch it, but I can’t wait to tell my wife about a doctor who changed his career to become a comedian. She wanted our boys to become doctors; therefore, she had been mad at me for encouraging them to become comedians. They make tons of money for making people laugh. I didn’t say it will be easy. It would satisfied us both if they become doctors first then comedian. Then again, they won’t need to satisfy us. They just have to satisfy themselves.

Ray Romano: Here, Around the Corner

After 23 years, Ray Romano returns to standup for a Netflix special at Comedy Cellar. His materials included growing old, marriage, and sex while raising kids. With ease and wit, Ray proved that he still has the chops to pull it off. Definitely fun to watch.

Neal Brennan: Here We Go

This half-hour Netflix special is part of the “Comedians of the World.” There are four parts of this series, but I skipped the rest and only watched Neal Brennan. Unlike his full-hour special 3 Mics, Here We Go takes on a more popular topics such as Trump, #MeToo, and pornography. Of course, Brennan puts his own spins on them. His writing is still on point even though the subjects are sensitive.

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All

Unlike his weight, Fluffy’s jokes are light. His subjects include his son, his mother, and his celebrity status. He’s famous. I get it, but it becomes a bit of a brag. The car effects also get annoying. It’s a family-friendly comedy even though he said “shit” once.

Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry

Maniscalco’s latest Netflix’s special revolves around family materials, which include his Italian parents, his Jewish wife, and the birth of his newborn baby. Unfortunately, the content is quite shallow and he was acting too much. For a grown-ass man, his clowning is a bit silly. Not my cup of tea.

Crazy Rich Asians

Finally had a chance to catch up this hyped Asian big picture while vacationing. Unfortunately, it is just a forgettable romantic comedy. The storyline is predictable. The cast is decent. Other than the extravaganza lifestyle, I am not feeling it.

Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable

After 15 years, Ellen returns to the stage for a Netflix stand-up special. She is calm, confidence, and satirically relatable. From poor to celebrity, Christian Scientist to coming out, drugs to words, she covers everyday life with her own perspective. As a good storyteller and dancer, Ellen makes her special light and entertaining.

Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia

In his latest special for Netflix, Trevor talks about snake, tacos, Trump, and racism. His jokes seem a bit exaggerated. I am not quite feeling him. It’s enjoyable but not outstanding.

Narcos: Mexico

Season four of the drug drama lays out the extreme corruption of the Mexico government. Félix Gallardo (played by the charismatic Diego Luna) built his trafficking empire by funding the entire government. He got rich and comfortable on smuggling weed, but got greedy and expanded into cocaine. And that’s when it all came crashing down. The story is good the cast is fine, but not stellar. Teresa Ruiz is so damn hot though. This season isn’t quite as suspensful as the previous one—I miss Alberto Ammann the most. It looks like more seasons in the Mexico to come though.

Hip-Hop Evolution

I am enjoying Netflix’s documentary of hip-hop. From gangster rap to New York lyricist, the series brought back so much memories. Watching it makes me feel good to be growing in the evolution of rap music. Hip-hop was part of my life. Now I cannot keep up with the new rap. I am official an old-school hip-hop fan.