I wasn't struck so much by the fact that the characters confessed they were generally more into dating white people than other Asians.
What drew me in was the kiss.
Take it from a girl: an incredible kiss. There was so much chemistry, and it was so openly and beautifully expressed.
When I was younger, my mother used to cover up the TV with her hand when Americans kissed. She always said, "See? Americans always kiss, kiss, like that. So always get divorced."
I think this went on until we all left for college. I've always thought about writing a mother character who has some sort of home-made TV dropcloth to guard against the dreaded American kiss. Maybe connected to a lever or tasselled rope by the couch or in the kitchen.
Angryasianman has suggested that this is the first kiss that has taken place between American born Asians on TV. What does this imply? It implies that they kissed like Americans. And boy, did they.
Definitely one of the most gratifying moments on TV for Asian Americans, in my opinion. See what we missed when we were growing up?