K-Town: Jersey Shore Reality Show Features Korean Americans UPDATED
I have to admit that these reality TV shows are my guilty pleasure though I have weaned myself off The Real Housewives of New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, after battling an addition to The Hills but only for the seasons with Lauren Conrad. Now, reality TV show free, I am afraid that K-Town has the same mesmerizing attraction. It could be that I worked in K-Town for 3 years and then lived in Los Angeles, venturing back for the Korean food and clubbing a couple of time. But I never really knew K-Town.
There’s an highbrow analysis of this show as well. On the one hand, a show that portrays Asian Americans as individuals instead of stereotypes is a good thing even if this version shows the good, the bad and the ugly. Actually, there is very little ugly involved. The cast is well toned and attractive. Finally, Asian American males, in particular, are shown as sexy.
Others in the Asian Community might object to the fact that the cast is not of a Tiger Mom ilk, but there is no doubt that this is pure entertainment. And I hope everyone tunes in, if only to criticize. If this show can get a following, it will bode well for future shows with Asian American characters outside of the narrow bandwidth we see now: bad guys, kung fu masters, nerds and FOB waiters.
The first two episodes are below. Believe me, I searched for the episode three but it’s not out yet. I’m hooked. If you want notification of new episodes, go here. The Facebook page is here. Let me know what you think! Please leave a comment!