'Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens' Episode 3 Preview: Can Nora sell the house haunted by 'Cantonese ghosts'?

With her boss gone for a vacay, Nora Lum is all set to sell strange properties while working at a real estate agency


                            'Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens' Episode 3 Preview: Can Nora sell the house haunted by 'Cantonese ghosts'?
Nora Lum (Comedy Central)

In a couple of hours, Comedy Central's 'Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens' will return with the third episode about Nora Lum (Awkwafina's real name), an adult trying to make something of herself in an upside down world. In a sneak peek for the episode, we see Nora going to work at a real estate agency. Her boss is going to take her first holiday in 10 years. Before she heads out for her vacay, she tells Nora about the unsaleable properties, one being the haunted Chinese Death Trap. According to her, it is filled with 'Cantonese ghosts'. 

The official synopsis for the episode reads, "Nora takes a job at a real estate office and becomes a hyper-competent assistant with a little help from Adderall, alienating her online gaming friends in the process."



 

The show isn't too far from Nora's real life, though obviously a lot of scenarios have been tweaked.

Awkwafina confirmed to USA Today that the show was quite close to her life and that she did work in a real estate agency. "The biggest change was how much more grounded in reality and my experiences the show became," she said. "I really did focus groups for money; I really did work in a shady real estate agency. I felt that the best way to tell a story without making it seem like it’s trying too hard, especially with comedy, was to just tell it the way it happened," she added.

In the previous episode, Nora went to Atlantic City with her grandmother. While her grandmother enjoyed Korean soap operas at the Casino, Nora went out exploring the city, only to run into a schoolmate and find that she is doing odd jobs around the city. Nora persuades her to come back with her to Queens and she does.

'Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens' is loosely based on the life of the actress-singer and her pre-stardom days. The ratings are sky-high for Comedy Central, as the first episode drew 3.8 million viewers, according to Deadline. The series is executive produced by Nora Lum, Karey Dornetto, Lucia Aniello, Teresa Hsiao, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss of Artists First.

'Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens' airs on Comedy Central at 10.30 pm ET.

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