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The focus for The Fob and I is to bring an accurate portrayal of South Asians to the screen. We wanted to make sure we were creating complex characters, even within the Indian community. Though both leads are Indian cousins, Sita and Jisha have been raised under incredibly different circumstances and are very different women. Central to the creation of The Fob and I is also the idea of female friendship. Both girls learn from each other. They are able to understand their own culture and self better through the others' perspective. When Jisha arrives from India she is full of hope whereas Sita is jaded by her American experience. Yet by the end of the first season their roles have swapped. The series focuses on the minority experience in America

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Beyond its comedic stylings, The FOB and I also provides a significant amount of heart.

Tubefilter

...tackling the unspoken Hollywood edict that discourages storytellers from constructing two leads of color for fear of alienating a "mainstream" audience.

NBC News

An antidote to the white boys' club.

PRI

It’s smart, fresh, funny, and...debunking stereotypes.

Lucky Penny

A funny, wry take on negotiating varying levels of Indian identity.

Angry Asian Man Blog

A sweet and sharp series about cultural stereotypes, openness, family and female friendship.

Indiewire

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Jisha and Sita meet for the first time. Leave your expectations at the door.

S1:E1 – The Arrival

5 min

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Jisha’s first fling is Sita’s worst nightmare.

S1:E2 – Black Muslim Boyfriend

3 min

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In a city of hippies and hipsters, can the girls find a real cup of chai?

S1:E3 – Chai Tea

4 min

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At a 5k that rips off the Indian Holi festival, Sita calls out Jisha for taking over her life. Can they repair their relationship, or will their colors run?

S1:E4 – Holi Run

5 min

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A simple online date turns into a Bollywood musical.

S1:E5 – The Bollywood One

6 min

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