Asian Character Showdown! – Lunch Break!

Asian Character Showdown! – Lunch Break!

oh i don’t care for captain reed oh oh people need love too more lunch break this episode of lunch break is brought to you by squarespace from websites and online stores to marketing tools and analytics squarespace is the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful online presence for you and your business it’s lunch break it’s thursday we’re back full table we do our plus one for today is connie and she requested chinese food thanks connie pull up a chair yes hang out and today on lunch break wong fu the collective four here are gonna find our favorite asian characters in media in recent memory that’s tough we know so many of them i don’t want we’re gonna offend someone no this is no offense it’s all in good fun so we put a theme around it and it’s around who you wanna be on stuck on an island with so okay it’s not exactly who’s the best who’s our favorite it’s a very specific situation right is it also based on like their character not them as a person yeah you’re gonna go up their character okay okay okay all right character characters guys there’s no reflection of the movie it’s about you know what you remember from them what you understand there’s only uh like 16 people or characters in this bracket so there’s a lot of other characters that we like we kind of narrowed it down to so clearly it’s already a little bit of bias okay anyway so we have four categories the asian supporting characters and movies and then in another category you have the fighters oh then you have parents the best fighters actually and then you have romantic leads there’s fighters with your fists and fighters with your heart right but essentially we’re finding the top within each category and that’s going to be like our core the people that we would want to be on the island with and of those four you’re gonna find a number one on that this is gonna be tough man [Music] let’s go quadrant one supporting character is the first head-to-head match up is joncho from wish dragon his character name’s long and sisu from raya oh my god that’s great the dragon against they’re like the ultimate hype men and height women and hype dragons actually already got it you were in one of the movies i’m not going to let that be a bias you’re right i had two sentences in wish dragon the way i see it oh no already long is limited in his like powers because he has to be commanded up to three times true after the three are done like is he still able to do stuff so yeah what do you think what’s what are her powers i don’t remember she’s a water she can swim really well yeah we’re gonna be on the island she doesn’t like mango jerky okay [Laughter] okay okay first of all is it an enjoyable island is it like an island that i want to be on let’s say let’s say that it’s making your home these are the people you want cause because right away the dragons could you just wish i wish i was off is it so i’m looking for a companion more than uh survival about friendship and companionship okay so long sisu had some moments where i was like i’m kind of annoyed of you oh like i was like you’re too much she needed too much help herself yes okay i’m gonna go with i’m gonna go with long because you had a family that she wanted to return to oh yeah that’s true and uh i don’t want to take that away from her based on our votes you know you’ve convinced me i think it is long all right he was also very funny sisu was a little bit of a liability yeah we’re gonna go down to parents the first head-to-head match up is the thai ma match up mulan’s dad or nicki shen’s dad which tie it’s a tie guys i don’t know they both lost their daughters who went off to go fight but i feel like this is very easy though their personalities are so different like taima and mulan is like kind of like a tiger parent yeah and it’s like but he ends up being very i guess nice at the end but it took a long time like it took like you know hardship to get to that point it’s true kung fu you definitely have more time with him so you definitely see more of his character instead i mean this is really a question about which period do you want to live in okay seventh century you know chinese dad yeah do i want to explain things to this guy yeah you know his experiences were completely different so the way he’s bringing up a child would be very different than a warm loving tie from kung fu which you know dumpling shot okay i’m gonna go with kung fu kung fu you’ve convinced me too same i’m convinced go into romantic leads yeah we’re going to do the kdrama match up defer to jessica so it is captain ree in crash landing or kim suhyon it’s okay to not be okay it’s just like this is like a 20 20 match up this is hard is this like your dream to be how to have to choose between well you have a i have a preference already you have a oh you have a bias i have a bias i don’t care for captain reed whoa oh people need love too but then if we’re trying to stay on this island long term my initial was it’s okay to not be okay kim soo hyun because he works at a psych ward so like eventually he’s there to you know be like a mediator for everyone like if i’m trying to get off the island i would 100 percent pick captain reed yeah because he like he’s divided and stuff and survived yeah that’s true that’s a good point and it just so happens that it works out with your bias yeah are you trying to like repopulate just kidding we’re the only four people there’s a dragon and then you should take bets i don’t know if we established that you guys should predict what’s going to be the final four because i’ve only seen crash landing and i felt very comforted by captain ray he was always there yeah every time she was in need jessica is our k drama okay residents you guys can pick you’re logical okay it’s fine it’s our it’s all of our islands so we’re actually not alone it’s the four of us and one person right yeah let’s look at that or is it we each have our own island no we’re on the same aisle okay four of us but we i guess you are making the decisions right right okay yeah sorry captain ray all right well i’m sure you’re happy we’re going to move on to fighters and our first matchup in the fighter category is nikki shan from kung fu both very strong both have a very dark past nikki has something mystical about hers right whereas raya is just a fighter right i mean she’s a warrior princess but she’s a princess i feel like because of where raya grew up she’s already used to oh sorry let me back up what kind of island are we on is it a tropical island island it seems better right i feel like it shouldn’t be like an island that we’re having trouble surviving on i feel like it should be like a tropical island tropical there’s a lot of shade this sounds great no matter who we have it’s like i’d be happy with you guys yeah okay like were yeah we would have fun anyways all right so with that said then i think i would think that ryan is more accustomed acclimated to the environment you kind of have too many issues you got to work through first back to supporting characters okay ned from spiderman or han what a matchup what a weird they’re not fighting each other you know what though they’re both they’re but great franchises ned has also been in oh no han’s been in three now technically he died in the second one okay regardless of how he lived or not he lived he lived so he he’s a survivor which makes him great for an island yeah there’s no cars there i’d be worried about it his power is only around what could i do what can i do i’d be worried about our snacks that’s what i was gonna say i feel like he’d eat all of our stuff he eats a lot he’s always eating and without cars to play with you know what’s he gonna do sorry wait what has ned done to help anyone no he’s all tech he’s the guy in the chair i feel like ned has shown more of a like best friend quality and and han is like a i’ll be here if you need me but it’s like quietly broody yeah but he was so sad boy after i mean after his love sacrificed herself that happened it makes sense i would have more fun with ned and han i i would be like oh hey that’s how it’s going like small talk sounds hard and we’re on an island we want to be comfortable we’re always uneasy having to make small talk with one of the people sorry han you survived the franchise you didn’t survive lunch break though going back down to parents we have jake choi from single parents and james cito sado james sado from always be my maybe the dad from always being my baby i think i’m gonna have to go with james and he’s a handyman so like as you you’re building this island you have someone there i mean specifically hvac he’s not i mean i i would assume that very important i would assume that he has general handyman skills but i just want to point out his his specific role was hvac not very applicable so useful some somewhere somehow sure sure yeah yeah jake was a little bit of a you know what he was a good parent yeah but um if we’re looking for a parent parental role yeah this is the role of the parent i think i want someone that has a little bit more experience you know and he’s like shakespeare like our age yeah he’s young yeah james it is his name was harry and i was doing my baby got it speaking of harry in the romantic leads the next match up is harry shum jr from all my life and henry golding from last christmas specifically both chris uh you know holiday movies so we can’t bring in single by 30 into this because i probably would i mean peter from singing by 30. i don’t want to say it but harry’s character didn’t make it in his movie neither did henry oh my god i smile earlier a lot of similarities between their characters if you know what we mean but then from what i remember henry’s character is more like a spirit so he’s like not even there whereas at least harry was present for a little bit i think harry’s love story had a lot more history and and chemistry harry’s character was also a chef right um so you have someone to cook for you on the wall for a time being while he’s there we got to disregard the alive or or okay i’m not right because we dismissed it for han you’re right well he also came back too okay who had a greater act of love harry harry yeah i think so too i’m gonna go with whichever couple felt stronger i’m gonna not choose them basically i don’t want to take them away from their partner so that’s my life nice the nice thing it sounds like it’s hairy on this side i’m leaning towards harry potter the chef thing is a good point harry wins fighters shang shi versus snake eyes i haven’t seen shang shi yet so how do i know right isn’t it clear like shane she has like powers and not to say i thought he just has he has rings still like that’s like have you seen the rings they float and they can shoot let’s say it’s shankshu without the rings he’s coming on the island he forgot the rings they got they got my tsa he’s still a good fighter he was training as well right and not to say that someone without powers can’t still be a superhero i mean batman what’s the deal with that much remember when he was training to fight superman he just did pull ups i think that’d be shanghi with chungchi i feel like we’re getting a lot of baggage like what if his dad comes after him wait hold on snake guys is like has a mob coming after yeah i’m more of a snake guys at the end of the movie is mute like i don’t sign that small talk of even harder right yeah i i’m gonna go strong cheek because he’s more human like just being able to joke around you know like he was with with um yeah and i relate to his struggle you know yeah he’s like between two worlds and you mean like humans and like connect with him versus like just the wall snake guys became this yeah and um he’s on a mission i feel like all right as you’re chewing we just wanted to give another quick shout out to our sponsor of today’s video squarespace man i remember when wong fu was first starting out i was designing the 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jason mendoza is actually one of the smartest characters in the show i think because jason mendoza has already dealt with eternity um oh he’ll be good to you know be in the right mind place he’s already been stuck yep in an island i think that’s it right there whereas kimchi’s gonna be worried about oh man we’re not being we’re not like i’m he is fomo yeah you know he’s gonna always have fun with what’s happening on the mainland it is hard to match i think it’d be hard to match kimchi’s energy sometimes yeah okay so you don’t want to you don’t want the small talk you also don’t want like big personality when you have to start narrowing down you got to start picking at things all right all right jason i’m sure jessica’s very happy about that too going back down to parents we have kim kite or mr kim from parasites joncho david kim from searching are we getting pre-daughter found or post like he found him and then she joins ireland or he’s still looking if it’s the character of the movie it is he’s currently looking the dad from paris is scary though he’s also bad yeah bad calls he made some very bad decisions but also would do anything for his family right and he’s already surviving he’s already isolated at the end of the movie right mm-hmm also he’s fun so you could party with this guy he’s the right amount of remember that couch scene and he still scares me though that’s true i feel like in the middle of the night on an island you just see him turning on a flame then turning it off then turning on a flame then turning it off because that’s how you do it you turn around i’ll go with johnshaw on this one i got a giant show also language barrier right yeah yeah so i don’t speak korean mr kim’s too much of wildfire for me yeah john cho david kim okay next romantic leads lara jean from two all the boys or ellie chu and half of it the netflix movies yeah square hamish yeah lara is like more social ellie’s like very introverted i think which one do you want this time are you going to party are you looking to hang out what are you trying to do i feel like with lara we’ve seen she has more movies so we’ve seen a little bit more of her we know her personality she’s growing up a lot i’ll go with laura on this one i’m gonna go with uh squawhamish laura for sure i would want to be her friend more what if you think of peep for boys with lara oh that’s a good point yeah the oh my god what if she starts writing letters with um kimchi and that’s okay okay if they’re happy it’s fine it’s okay all right so it’s laura laura laura ellie i’m gonna go laura i thought there would be more friends yeah okay closer to life wow you just want the popular girl you picked her too i think for different reasons i picked her for her growth as a person she gets excited about like little things you know oh my god you cult you know ooh face masks you know what you know to be honest i don’t even i don’t know if they’re gonna even make it past the next round i feel like i feel like laura’s a little spoiled i’m sorry oh spoiled there’s the tea should we go back to ellie maybe go with ellie yeah i feel like lara might be a little high maintenance on the island right she’ll get what she wants she gets double what she wants yeah oh and she doesn’t she’s fine right yeah you’re right hey yeah ellie and she has the rage it like doubles her power but then would you be like scared at night it’s like oh what she actually kills me like no but because she’s wrong no no but so is andrew andrews well you’re right andrew’s has loyalty like like kimiko is like this um she’s dangerous she’s a danger to people around her too because sometimes it like takes over and she doesn’t realize but but assam is like just so badass i’m gonna i’m gonna go with the hatchet man assange sam it is back to supporting ben from the umbrella academy versus jimmy wu from wanda vision okay is this ben like from season one and two because then i wouldn’t be able to see him [Music] but you could feel him oh god jessica is that what you want i said no what did he do he’ll always talk to you he’s very cynical i don’t want to be like a translator like your identity would be tied to him and that’s what the romantic lead is for yeah so sorry and then she would talk about it with ellie about her boy problems it’d be perfect like jimmy wu is dependable and entertainer with those card tricks yeah all right next davey’s mom and never have i ever hilarious or eleanor young from crazy rich asians dudes mom for sure for sure davey’s mom dude she was so scary she was scary kind of ruthless but she comes around like in the last five minutes yeah yeah henry’s not gonna be there to like back us up right we’re just gonna get the full asian mom like wrath from eleanor and debbie’s mom is actually like super lovable oh yeah eleanor has resources yes she does she is on an island already dang it and actually we might actually be on her island let me get some supplies soon so one is a very um kind of home homey suburban mom yeah right and the other one is like boss mom yes maybe you’ve convinced me boss mom is is important more important in this situation in this situation it’d be like suburban moms can be bosses but she’s a literal boss but who are you going to hang out with see you’re not going to hang out with eleanor you’re just going to be using her yeah it’s true this is like hanging maybe like you tried to establish that relationship and it’s like there’s not much there yeah i think no actually this is deserted she doesn’t have the resources just like just like lara jean we’re like oh she’s too high maintenance eleanor’s gonna be super high maintenance so i’m gonna go with davey’s mom davey’s mom would make the island work and eleanor would like make us work for the island yeah it’d be like original context is what like we’re stuck here and we got to make this home uh-huh so i think davey’s mom would make a better mom for us so with davey’s mom yeah david all right okay last romantic lead pair kevin kreider from bling empire or randall parker won’t always be my maybe randall park for sure from always maybe easy i’m sorry kevin you’re great but you’re just gonna you’re gonna be useless your character i know you as a person is much smarter in real life but the way you’re depicted in the show you don’t you’re you’re not the smartest tool in the shed in the show and you’re just gonna be sunbathing the whole time yeah rental parks in a band mm-hmm e-wraps uh it’s a lot of entertainment value next is fighters benedict wong from doctor strange or ludi lynn comment lieutenant liu kang or wong i think i’m going with wong and this is wrong yeah i gotta go because he can the source report right but he could teleport on the island this would just be like views of places we can’t go to them yeah just like create a little bit can i see windows yeah ludy’s dealing with some like you know interesting too he’s got some problems long it is all right we found we’ve passed round one wow we’re passing we’re done with the first round john cho versus ned who do you choose more striking oh yeah that’s the powers yeah we’re i mean we’re good we’re going for the powers right now i feel i feel kind of bad but yeah we could we could fly with him and i think we’ll find we might be able to find the fun in another character going down to dad’s kung fu dad or james from always been a maybe or harry harry from molly maybe i still think it’s kung fu because he can cook too yeah we’ve seen a lot more of him he’s very understanding i do i do like the warmth of uh thai in kung fu thai it is we know more about thai just because it’s a series going to lovers uh-oh so if i’m on this island forever i might as well learn korean [Laughter] no you’re right kim hyun won that one raya or simu from shangshi oh i don’t know enough about shanghai right now it’s true i don’t know what what like baggage he’s going to bring to the the island daddy issues yeah honestly actually what was ryan’s main struggle just trusting people yeah a lot of it was trust because of you know i mean a lot of history there yeah she lost her dad well she got her dad back yeah well she’s so she’s good she’s come around that’s good i feel like raya just wants to make her world peaceful whereas shanghi’s like has to fight like the universe actually aria’s whole struggle her whole goal is aligned with what we want to do you’re right making the island a home for everyone so that’s right i think it’s riot back to supporting characters jason mendoza good place versus jimmy blue wanda vision if you’re looking for the fun i think this is where you have a little bit of fun you keep getting jason yeah you keep jason randall and or jimmy wu was a little like really clean yeah a little too too strict high strung yeah i like jason yeah it’s also good looking who knows maybe this could be yeah maybe this turns into love island parents we have john cho searching and uh davey’s mom never have i ever david’s mom i think we want that i think we need that caring loving we need a mother when it comes to single parents like she she was got it down yeah more yeah i think yeah i mean not to say nacho’s character wasn’t dealing with his own yeah they all their own stuff john wasn’t very focused [Laughter] he got focused when he needed to okay next ellie chew versus randall park yeah ellie chu versus half of it versus always being maybe randall i think with randall because we we need a random we need a randall on the island we already lost the random yeah we lost the randy yeah we need okay we randall to make it through andrew kojie [Music] yeah he’s like the fun level the window thing is actually really yeah and i think i think like he’s he has like the martial arts like powers without the drama and the angst yeah right it’s too angry yeah we’re gonna find the the winner of the supporting characters john cho from wish dragon jason mendoza is a good place if he’s not bound by the wishes then i think he’s very impatient remember that traffic scene he got him to like give up a wish it’s kind of global like i feel like jason would choose long too yeah yeah jace would be like choose the dragon yeah yeah no jason which is like oh well let’s get the dragon oh wait but then i can’t be on it but we get a dragon though chancho whip dragon is the winner of the supporting characters all right he made it parents time off from kung fu and debbie’s mom that’s really hard there’s probably that that once said davey’s mom was like a little too strict but maybe her loosening up would actually be really fun i’m going to go with davey’s mom i i feel like she can admit her own mistakes and she has fun and she’s still growing as a person yeah you know yeah she’s still young at heart yeah let’s do it okay yeah baby’s mom is the winner of the parents romantic i think it should be randall park why because it’s a musical thing he’s very good entertainer he sings too he sings in another show i know there’s really talk about one show but think of your mental health that’s a good point we’re essentially choosing the representative for a romantic lead wait then well no but no then this should be randall but randall wasn’t that romantic either no they had a scene they had it oh yeah yeah he picked her he picked ali wong up you guys just want randall you just want gibson yeah what’s kim su young’s character’s [Applause] [Laughter] i mean this is going to keep jessica happy you know yeah you know forever and forever jessica’s just doing you didn’t let me have kimchi hold up against us forever on the island yeah all right that’s just to keep you happy like we got you a puppy yay [Applause] fighters raya versus wong i think i would go with raya the whole that gold thing is really important but we have the dragon we have the dragon for that you know she she was already acclimated to this area she wants to be a good ruler a good um she’s making the best community yeah yeah benedict literally like room was like where are you going i’m gonna go remember that he left us what are you guys gonna do raya is our fighter oh no final okay final four i think i can already decide who my number one pick is so yeah i don’t think we even need to do a head-to-head at this point i’m going with my original thesis raya you’re the one for us you’re our leader and our friend and our fighter michael dragon i might go dragon i didn’t go right you’re not even going kim swisher i was very shocked i’m very shocked right now his usefulness has left if i’m trying to survive now it’s yeah yeah let’s be let’s let’s put this into the real world as much as we can there’s no magic okay so actually let’s take the dragon out or sorry wait wait wait what is it he’s a dragon but he doesn’t grant wishes right or no it was john before he turned into a dragon wasn’t it oh yeah yeah he yeah he got reincarnated as yeah i think we have to take up long i think we have to take out like just go by people we have davey’s mom kim suhyun and raya as people that we are hanging out with if we have to do that then it has to be ryer yeah that’s the only one i guess it’s kisses raya wait ryan you win ryan right all right kelly marie tran all right wait take away take away the tropical whatever and it’s just like literally a deserted island for the rest of your life you know you’re going to die there comes your hand huh when i when i saw the the names i was like i don’t think it would be raya but turns out i’m just glad that we have a growing robust stable of amazing asian characters multi-dimensional that we could even debate this yeah that we know enough about their characters to actually even debate this five years ago 10 years ago it would have been like oh they had yeah one scene this list would be not exactly yeah that’s what i’m grateful for that we could even have a bracket yes yeah thanks for making this taylor you guys should play this at home yeah you guys say hey yeah we’ll release this bracket for you guys to check out yeah let us know who made your top four and who’s your number one in the comments down below thank you to connie to be our plus one today we are sporting our new collection from the nara store check it out guys dude these designs are made from uh friends of ours artists and each design it has a different story behind it check it out narastor.com lunch breaks are every other thursday so we’ll see you next time bye
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