I'm always intrigued by the inner workings of an entity; in part, wondering 'how they do that' landed me in the world of journalism.
Chinese restaurants aren't a complete mystery. Reading "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles" by Jennifer 8. Lee and "A Free Life" by Ha Jin have given me non-fictional and fictional insight. Now there's "Family Restaurant" (WeTV, 10 tonight), which this season focuses on the Quan's, a Chinese family who run a successful 60-year-old restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta.
Apparently, the show was a hit in Canada, which makes sense. There's plenty of wackiness in the Quan clan and, thank goodness, no real nastiness. It basically focuses on the culture clash between the westernized kids and the immigrant parents.