The coming-of-age tale of second-generation Vietnamese Australian teenager Phi Nguyen and her relationship with her overbearing, loving, embarrassing, hard-working, exasperating mother Kim Huong.
Phi just wants to hang out with her best friend Harr, take VCE Drama, and kiss a nice boy like Danny.
Her mum just wants her to get straight A-plus, take specialist math, never speak to boys, help with the sewing and cleaning, never talk back, become a doctor, and give something to brag about to all the aunties and uncles.
As Phi and Kim Huong talk, fight, and make up, Phi comes to learn more about her mum’s journey, her mysterious father, and herself.
Episode 1 - Drama
Kim Huong reacts rather extremely when Phi tells her she wants to take drama classes and that Lucy Liu is her idol. Kim Huong’s meeting with Phi’s drama teacher has explosive consequences.