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Ronny Chieng: International Student 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2017– )
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International Student is the story of Ronny Chieng, a Malaysian student who has travelled to Australia to study law. All he has to do is study, get good marks and make his Mom proud. Well, that was the plan anyway.
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Series cast summary:
Ronny Chieng ...  Ronny Chieng 6 episodes, 2017
Molly Daniels ...  Asher 6 episodes, 2017
Shuang Hu ...  Wei Jun 6 episodes, 2017
Hoa Xuande ...  Elvin 6 episodes, 2017
Patch May ...  Craig Cooper 6 episodes, 2017
Keith Brockett Keith Brockett ...  Joderick / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Anthony Morgan Anthony Morgan ...  Professor Dale 6 episodes, 2017
Adrienne Pickering ...  Karen Ford 4 episodes, 2017
Laurence Boxhall ...  Daniel 4 episodes, 2017
Brenton Cosier ...  James 4 episodes, 2017
Dave Eastgate Dave Eastgate ...  Mick 3 episodes, 2017
Daniel Di Giovanni Daniel Di Giovanni ...  Alexander 3 episodes, 2017
Quin Ellery Quin Ellery ...  Nicholas 3 episodes, 2017
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International Student is the story of Ronny Chieng, a Malaysian student who has travelled to Australia to study law. All he has to do is study, get good marks and make his Mom proud. Well, that was the plan anyway.

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Australia

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2017 (Australia) See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Interesting premise with potential, but ultimately lacked execution
6 November 2017 | by sha0skywalkerSee all my reviews

I really wanted to like this comedy. I watched every episode except for the pilot. So I may have been missing some plot elements. The comedy is about a Malaysian student studying law at Melbourne University. He lives in a house with other international students and one American. Although termed International, it's really all Asians except for one American.

Overall, I thought the writing, directing and acting were all sub par. The titular character is just not funny, it seems like he's got a stick up his ass at all times. He complains 90% of the time and other 10% of the time he's trying too hard to be funny.

As for the dialogue, I feel like sometimes they thrown in a bunch of cuss words just to try to be funny. The comedic timing is off in many of their scenes. It feels awkward.

As for the title of the show, they should've just called him International Law Student considering that pretty much all of the student characters are in the law school.

This show has potential, but the directing, the writing, and the acting must improve. Especially for the main character. In fact I think they should use a different actor for Ronny Chieng.


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