Image from The Ho’s, an eight episode documentary series airing on HBO Max in 2020.
Photo: Tuong Van Nguyen ??? / HBO
House of Ho, the reality show / documentary series about a Vietnamese family from Houston that has been filming in town for the past few months, will debut on HBO Max on July 16.
According to Variety, the series will follow Patriarch Binh Ho and his wife, Hue Ho, who “immigrated to the US from Vietnam on little money and rely on hard work to make the ultimate American dream come true. The energetic couple built a multi-million dollar bank, real estate development company, and a new generation of American Hos.
“The series pulls the curtain back on their lavish Houston lifestyle, revealing the close family ties that bind them and the resulting outrageous multi-generational drama. The family includes the patriarch Binh Ho, the matriarch Hue Ho, their daughter Judy Ho, their son Washington Ho and his wife Lesley Ho, aunt Tina and cousin Sammy. “
HBO Max is an HBO subscription streaming service.
House of Ho is the second reality series this year with an Asian-American family. “Family Karma,” which just finished its first season on Bravo, followed four Indian families in South Florida.
It debuted at a time when Asian Americans were becoming more and more popular on television in general, with shows like “Never Have I Ever” on Netflix and “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” on Comedy Central.
Cary Darling joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017 where he writes on the arts, entertainment, and pop culture with an emphasis on film and media. The Los Angeles native and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University was a reporter or editor on the Orange County Register, the Miami Herald, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He also freelanced for a number of publications including the Los Angeles Times and Dallas Morning News.