The News Tribune : 2020-07-12

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search word BY GEORGE DICKIE Vietnamese-American family reap the fruits of their labors on ‘House of Ho’ RTUYCOVEYC­AVVAH J I D CWMWZ J U L IET I RONESUAJS I VQFAD FR I VGNLHXHPYR­PY LSKJEDRYBE­AA IXE QAMBUSHEDN­BWE IF RBWOQO T B E RUHNUR VEZSTNK I AYLXDQA SRCVOHWBGN­YESD I ANTOXNASOA­RLHEW RSHFVTGTDC­TC IVE PEZLNELOKJ­A I PMB ANLACRROBU­RTONA S I SHAVMYMSTN­FNS HNACZYARBE­CQVER The Ho family of Houston are living the American dream. In fact, one might say they are the very embodiment of it. Immigratin­g to the U.S. from Vietnam in 1975 with little money, Binh and wife Hue worked hard, built a bank, a real estate developmen­t firm and a family. Today, they and offspring Judy and Washington, his wife Lesley and several grandchild­ren are reaping those rewards, living opulent lives but with the same values of hard work and family always coming first. Their story is the subject of the HBO unscripted series “House of Ho.” Premiering Thursday, July 16, the series reveals the lavish lifestyles and tight family connection­s that unite them as well as the familial drama. Well-educated and successful in their own fields – Judy as a lawyer and Washington as an energy broker – the siblings nonetheles­s feel the pressure to achieve and live up to their parents’ high expectatio­ns. “It’s enormous pressure and expectatio­ns for us,” Judy Ho says, “because ... they started with nothing, they didn’t speak the language. And you know ... we’ve benefited from having the best education that money could buy and having supportive parents. And now, we’ve gotten older and have our own families and we’re trying to carve our own paths now.” Binh and Hue are also Roman Catholic and very tradition-bound. So when Judy announced her “House of Ho” divorce in the opener, the folks were not accepting. “In our Vietnamese culture, it’s very frowned upon to have a daughter who’s going through a divorce,” she explains. “But you know, I was born and raised here so for me, divorce is sometimes something you have to do when you are thinking about your future for yourself and for your kids.” Luckily for Judy, there is Aunt Tina. A 25-year-old trapped inside a 58-year-old’s body and a source of much comic relief, she’s not above going bar-hopping and taking Judy along. But more importantl­y, she provides an indispensa­ble service as an envoy between the generation­s. “She knows what I’m trying to do with my life,” Judy Ho says, “and she knows where my parents are coming from, so she’s very good about trying to bridge that and making it easier for me and also at the same time try to explain to my dad, her brother, that the American way is not so bad.” “PSYCH 2: Lassie Come Home” on Peacock (Words in parenthese­s not in puzzle) Santa Barbara Ambushed Recovery Investigat­ion Friendship (James) Roday (Dulé) Hill (Maggie) Lawson (Timothy) Omundson (Corbin) Bernsen Shawn (Spencer) Burton (Guster) Juliet (O'Hara) Carlton (Lassiter) Henry (Spencer) Solution is on page 40. focus links in web “Helter Skelter: An American Myth” (EPIX — series premiere, July 26) Unsuspecti­ng contestant­s are dropped into an 80sinspire­d lakeside lodge where, after an explosive twist, they learn it’s not the summer camp they’d expected in “Killer Camp,” premiering Thursday on The CW. See what scary scenes await at Country singer-songwriter Luke Bryan hosts this retrospect­ive of more than 25 unforgetta­ble performanc­es from the previous 16 years in a special “CMA Best of Fest” Monday on ABC. Get your first look at www.you- www.youtube.com/ The untold story behind cult leader Charles Manson and his followers’ heinous crimes is told in this six-part docuseries through interviews with former members, archival footage and newly unearthed images. The program may also upend the views of those who tune in as new light is shed on the “Crime of the Century.” tube.com/watch?v7fzc4SuJW­bQ watch?vtzZ5trgWj­xg Buddy Valastro is among the judges as four bakers create cookies, cupcakes and a showpiece cake inspired by their travels and one baker will be crowned the winner in the season finale of “Big Time Bake” Monday on Food Network. Find out more about Valastro at Kristy Katzmann, who has put aspiring fathers-to-be through multiple challenges to test their parenting and partnershi­p skills, is ready to make her final choice in the season finale of “Labor of Love” Thursday on Fox. Catch up on what you might have missed and get video extras at www.foodnet- www.fox.com/labor-of-love/ work.com/shows/big-time-bake Host Dan Abrams gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look into some of the most wild, unruly and dramatic moments caught on tape in courtrooms across the country in “Court Cam,” premiering its second season Thursday on A&E Network. Binge all of Season 1 at The parents (Will Sasso, Christina Mitchell) of two young children have each other’s back in a world full of critics in “United We Fall,” dropping Wednesday on ABC. 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