Welcome to a new season of Southern Fried Asian! We’re kicking off 2021 with storyteller, writer, activist, and Georgian Kavi Vu to talk about how the AAPI community helped turn the state blue in 2020 and elect two Democratic senators in an historic runoff election.
Thank god this trash fire of a year is finally over. Still there were some things that made us happy. It’s been a few years, but we’ve reassembled the NOCs of the Roundtable to recount the best nerdy moments of the worst year ever.
2020 has been a year of woes, but every now and again nerds and pop culture fiends the world over shared in some of the light brought on by creators and artists whose work helped us through the tumultuous times. Shea Serrano, best known for his pop culture and sports commentary, has been lighting the year up with witty tweets and takes that span from the election to the different ways he and his wife dress (most notably his couch colored sweatpants and hoodie).
Peacock’s new gripping drama series, Save Me Too, premieres today and I had the opportunity to sit down with executive producer and star, Lennie James (Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead, and Colombiana). The show is the second season of the award-winning thriller Save Me, which is currently streaming on Peacock as well. Lennie created, wrote, and stars in the star-studded British series. The show won the Best Writer for a Drama series and Best Drama Series awards at the 2019 RTS Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA for the Outstanding Drama Series Award.
Baron Vaughn graduated from Boston University’s theatre program and immediately went on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival. That same year he was cast in Drowning Crow with Alfre Woodard on Broadway. He was also featured in Damn Yankees at the NY City Center with Jane Krakowski and Sean Hayes. His television/film credits include Grace and Frankie, Girls, Superstore, Arrested Development, Cloverfield, and Black Dynamite. He is also the voice of Tom Servo on Mystery Science Theatre 3000 for Netflix.