More than two years have passed but we're still not over Crazy Rich Asians. Now we all know we're getting the entirety of Kevin Kwan's beloved trilogy in movie form, but the knowledge of when their coming out is still up in the air. That said, while we all eagerly wait for more updates on the development of Crazy Rich Asians 2, we've rounded up a list of shows and films that you can binge-watch in the meantime to fill that CRA-shaped hole in your heart.
Check them out below!
1. Kim’s Convenience
Need another Asian-centric feel-good comedy to lighten your day? You definitely have to give Kim's Convenience a chance. This TV series follows a Korean-Canadian family and their convenience store business in Toronto. A series of misadventures ensue as they deal with customers, each other, and the complicated yet evolving world around them.
Starring: Simu Liu, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Andrea Bang
2. Emily in Paris
If you loved Crazy Rich Asians for the fashion, check out Emily in Paris next! The show centers on Emily, a twenty-something girl from the Midwest, who turns her life around when she unexpectedly lands her dream job for a marketing firm in Paris. She faces her new present in the City of Love head on as she learns to juggle work, friendship, and a blossoming romance.
Starring: Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo
3. Always Be My Maybe
Yet another all-Asian led rom-com film, Always By My Maybe sees Ali Wong and Randall Park as two best friends who reconnect for the first time in 15 years. Will they finally act on the feelings they've always had for each other? In case you didn't know, Randall starred opposite Constance Wu in the wildly popular American sitcom Fresh off the Boat, which conluded its six season run last February 2020.
Starring: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito
4. Ocean’s 8
Packed with a star-studded cast of strong and empowering females—including the ever-hilarious Awkwafina who portrayed Goh Peik Lin in CRA—Ocean's 8 follows Debbie Ocean, a convict fresh out of prison. Her first order of business as a free woman? To steal a knockout diamond necklace worth $150 million dollars from the Met Gala. A known resourceful mastermind, she rounds up seven skilled women to complete the grand heist.
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Awkwafina
5. The Feels
For anyone who misses Constance Wu, check out her improvised rom-com film, The Feels, on Netflix. Here, she plays Andi, one-half of a lesbian couple celebrating their nuptials through a bachelorette weekend with their group of friends. Playing her fiance is Angela Trimbur as Lu who, while intoxicated, accidentally derails their fun getaway by admitting that she's never had an orgasm before, shocking both Andi and their companions.
Starring: Constance Wu, Angela Trimbur, Josh Fadem
6. Seoul Searching
Set in 1986, this South Korean-Chinese comedy drama follows a group of foreign born Korean teens who fly out to Seoul in order to learn more about their culture and heritage at a summer camp.
Starring: Justin Chon, Jessika Van, Cha In Pyo
7. The Half of It
In this Cyrano de Bergerac-inspired coming-of-age dramedy, shy straight-A student Ellie agrees to write love letters for sweet, well-meaning jock, Paul, addressed to his crush Aster Flores. Complications arise and threaten their growing friendship when they realize they're both in love with the same girl.
Starring: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire
8. When We First Met
After being friend-zoned by the girl of his dreams, Noah stumbles upon a time machine inside a photo booth that allows him to relive the same night over and over again. He plans on taking advantage of this odd discovery until he finally wins over Avery's heart.
Starring: Adam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario, Robbie Amell
9. Love Wedding Repeat
A mountain of trouble ensues as Jack goes through different versions of the same day to make sure his little sister gets the perfect wedding. Included in the revolving door of obstacles he has to face are an angry ex-girlfriend, an uninvited guest with a secret, a misplaced sleep sedative, and an unexpected reunion with the girl of his dreams.
Starring: Olivia Munn, Sam Claflin, Eleanor Tomlinson
At the request of his stubborn daughter, Grover reminisces on his difficult childhood and growing up in Taiwan. Once harboring vibrant dreams for the future, he ends up a shell of the man he once was after he leaves the love of his life behind for America and another woman he has absolutely no connection with.
Starring: Christine Ko, Fiona Fu, Tzi Ma, Hayden Szeto