'Meet the cast of K-Town the Asian version of Jersey Shore coming soon'

There is a new reality show coming called K-Town which is the Asian version of MTV's popular show Jersey Shore. The show is being produced by singer/actor Tyrese who recently put out this casting call on Craigslist to find his cast.

There will be 8 people, 4 guys and 4 girls, living in a house and partying together in Koreatown, Los Angeles. The official cast members of KTown are Young Lee, Joe Cha, Peter Le, Steve Kim, Jennifer Field, Scarlet Chan, Violet Kim, and Jasmine Chang.

The producers say that they are,

“going to show Asian Americans like they’ve never been seen before to the rest of the world.”

TMZ has posted a cast reel for the new show which has only shot its pilot and hasn't been picked up by a network yet. You can view that clip here.

Local Jacksonville resident Mike M. says of the new reality show K-Town,

"I would watch it, I watch Jersey Shore and this K-Town reality show looks equally as entertaining."

K-Town the Asian version of Jersey Shore mentioned on Chelsea Lately




'Asian 'Jersey Shore' Reality Show Cast Finally Revealed'

It’s happening. Those of you who couldn’t resist your weekly dose of the rowdy, tanned and toned Jersey crowd will soon get a new fix with “K-Town Reality Show.” The rumors of Tyrese producing an Asian American reality show are proven true, and the cast has been revealed via “K-Town Reality Show’s” Twitter page. Following in the footsteps of Snooki, The Situation and co. are four guys and four girls—Young Lee, Jennifer Field, Joe Cha, Scarlet Chan, Violet Kim, Peter Le, Steve Kim and Jasmine Chang. Though the show is based in Koreatown, judging by their last names, they seem to be of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese or mixed Asian backgrounds.

The pilot episode was shot over the weekend in LA’s Koreatown, and though no one is quite sure what this new reality show has in store for viewers, the leaked photographs show there’s no denying that it will consist of drinking, partying and you guessed it—drama.

Whether the K-Town Reality Show will become another guilty pleasure or if it will be ridiculed as the poor man’s version of “Jersey Shore,” it’s guaranteed to provide entertainment. Good or bad, the all Asian American cast would be refreshing to see on mainstream television. I don’t know about you, but I know I’ll be tuning in. What are your thoughts?

Kaede + Jun


'K-town Will Have Its Own Reality Show'

Anyone ever seen Jersey Shore? If you haven’t, that’s fine – you’re not missing out on much. However, the sensation of that MTV reality show – which follows a group of Italian Americans that like to be super-tanned, super-buff, and super-drunk while super-sexually-active – has started a whole new wave of other wannabe stars in small minority-filled areas. Like Brighton Beach (for Russian Americans) or Korea Town (for Korean Americans).

And so, Korea Town, Los Angeles, California welcomed the reality show this past weekend with its cast of Asian Americans who look good and like to party. Young Lee, Jennifer Field, Joe Cha, Scarlet Chan, Violet Kim, Peter Le, Steve Kim and Jasmine Chang all seem to have BIG personalities when you check out their Twitter feeds… and I’ll leave it at that. You can judge their intelligence for yourself (as many have with the cast of Jersey Shore).

Media Bistro


'Koreatown Reality Show 'K-Town' Underway in LA'

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The cast of TV's newest (presumably trashy) reality TV show "K-Town" has been finalized. The show, produced by Tyrese and set in LA's Koreatown with an all-Asian cast, has already filmed its pilot episode.

channel apa has more:

This picture was posted on twitter and shows the 8 cast members. 4 guys and 4 girls that will be on the show. With our research, we found that people competing include Young Lee, Jennifer Field, Joe Cha, Scarlet Chan, Violet Kim, Peter Le, Steve Kim, and Jasmine Chang. The pilot episode was shot over the weekend at BCD, Bohemians, and BoBo's in Koreatown. From what we hear, there was drinking and drama on the set.

Back in April, Curbed LA spotted the casting call on Craigslist.

"Looking for interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-Americans to cast in a reality show similar to JERSEY SHORE, REAL WORLD, THE HILLS, etc.. We need attractive Asian-Americans with lively, strong, and unique personalities between the ages of 18 to 30 with equally interesting life stories and perspectives to share, especially individuals who know about and/or experienced the Koreatown life. If you are not Asian but are obsessed with Asian culture or people in some way, email us and please explain...We will begin casting and filming on-camera interviews in LOS ANGELES or HOLLYWOOD, CA this month so please send in your info ASAP!"

Angry Asian Man


'Ktown Reality Show Cast Photos'

I've been seeing this everywhere now... I think ChannelAPA posted it first. Few topics have generated more buzz on this blog than the Jersey Shore-esque Koreatown reality show that's currently in the works. We recently got to see the first photos of the cast, above.

That's Young Lee, Jennifer Field, Joe Cha, Scarlet Chan, Violet Kim, Peter Le, Steve Kim and Jasmine Chang -- your K-town reality show cast! Presumably early in the evening, looking rather sober... for now. Here are some more photos:

What do you think? Train wreck-y enough for you? I have it on good authority that the pilot started shooting over the weekend in locations around Los Angeles' Koreatown. More photos from the pilot shoot can be found here. I guess it's not a proper night in K-town unless someone takes off his shirt.

I'm guessing it's going to be a little while before we actually see any of this airing on television. No word on what channel either. For the record, I won't lie -- I'm extremely curious to see how this all turns out. I will be tuning in.

Inn The Basement


'New K-Town Reality Show Already Creating A Controversial Stir Before It Hits TV! Get "The REAL" On K-Town Cast!'

Before Tyrese Gibson’s K-Town reality show hits the television screens, the eight cast members selected for the show are already creating quite a controversy! Word went out a while ago that Tyrese Gibson had a vision for a never been done before Asian American reality show, and it is finally happening as the pilot was just shot the other day. Now, let the DRAMA begin.

Madness has taken over about K-Town, the newest and more than likely to be one of the highest rated for whatever network snags if first. Listen up. What is causing all the controversy? The backgrounds of the Asian American reality stars! Not everyone is thrilled. In fact, some even believe that Asian Americans are doomed to be misrepresented by the selections for the reality show. Misrepresented, though? Maybe the right word to be used is over representing the not so normal stereotypes that are imagined when one thinks Asian. At least this is what some may argue.

Take a look at only some photos and backgrounds of the K-Town reality show cast below. I recently got a chance to get feedback on any haterism coming their way from Violet Kim, and here is what she had to say- “People are so quick to judge because they aren’t happy themselves“. Then she said they should all go to her blog violetkim.com. Here she is below, and first off the top, she is 5’3 and proud of it!

Next is where the trouble is getting ready to pop off. Peter Le. He is a personal trainer and fitness model according to his twitter, but something is isn’t so obvious is that Peter Le is tied all up in the adult film/photo (gay) industry. Check peterfever.com, and see for yourself.

Next up we have a sex worker named Scarlet Chan who I have tried to contact as well for her whole deal with no response as of yet, so moving on, and she has finally been able to get back with me! Here is what Scarlet says about her role in life and on the K-Town reality show where some of Asian descent are already offended by her representation of the Chinese/Chinese American .

I didn’t go into this project wanting to represent all Asians… I am just me. I’m beautiful, intelligent, slutty, assertive, sexy, and hella fun.. qualities that are not shown in mainstream media of Chinese/ chineseAm.

Scarlet Chan is or was a model with photos to view here but then there are others to view at her own blog site where she names herself a model/stripper/hooker. She hasn’t been on that site for more than 2 years, however, so things may have changed. Well, by her reply with the word “slutty”, maybe things are somewhat the same. We will see!

Actually, check this video Scarlet is in below, and you can see her at around the 50-secondish mark with the tattoo on right arm to id!

Next, we have Eurasian Jennifer Field, and just that alone, the Eur part has some ready to hit the fan because of ethnicity- half Korean. Anyway, Jennifer is a hustling actress who lives in LA. Other than the race part that has some in a furor, she seems pretty “normal”. There she is below, and part of me thinks that this lady is pretty driven! Check the clip of her as Miss Asian America! Hey..snapsnap!

When reality shows it, the real comes out! Of course, coming from a real world perspective, across the globe, industries like these make up a small percentage that can actually rep whole communities, however, this isn’t making some who are heated about the show feel any better. In the end, many Asian Americans feel like it represents in an US or WE factor, not a those particular people factor when it comes to a television broadcast. Then again, some are okay with it. Real life, and yes, these are real people. Everyone has a story.

Shouts to gina for the websites! Shouts to Tyrese Gibson for the reality show! BTW, this post may continuously update so keep a coming!

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'Young Lee with Patti Arroyo'

Lee is set to star in a brand new reality TV series called "K-Town."

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'The Jersey Shore VS K-Town'

So, the Internet is going crazy over this new reality show. My only question is — how will this match up to the show that introduced guidos to the mainstream, Jersey Shore? Most of the characters seem to be the same but the setting will definitely be different. I always hoped that America would someday be made aware of the “noraebang” (a room where you sing karaoke and get drunk) and the ubiquitous bottle of soju.

Enjoy my poorly photoshopped picture comparisons and hope this show gets picked up by a network. Also, just like the Jersey Shore where only five members were actually Italian and only one was from NJ, K-Town does not have a cast of all Koreans. Based off just the last names, out of an eight member cast, only three are Korean. Interesting…

There may be a few differences in their drink of choice. Jersey Shore has Ron Ron Juice — K-town has soju.

Photo Credit: Google Images + MTV

In the muscle department, Peter Le has the Situation beat. Then again, he’s a bodybuilder and not an aspiring rapper.

Photo Credit: MTV + K-Town

Wow. Jwoww and Scarlet Chan are so ___.

Photo Credit: MTV + Twitter

Jennifer Field will probably be the second “Sweetheart.” Nice and possibly booted off the show for not being interesting enough.

Photo Credit: MTV + K-Town

Rather short in stature, Violet Kim looks a lot like Snooki. Oh boy, let’s hope the similarities end there.

Photo Credit: Violet Kim + Getty

Hollywood Breakout


'A Curse To Be Too Smart'

Scene from Ktown pilot courtesy Tyrese from ChannelAPA

Perhaps to dispel the ugly stereotype that all Americans of Asian heritage are intelligent and/or hard-working, Tyrese is producing Ktown, a rowdy reality show set in the friendly L.A. district of Koreatown, showing progressive melting-pot assimilations, ChannelAPA reports.

True that Andy Warhol created a film masterpiece of a toilet flushing for eight hours, but the overflowing world of outrage-reality TV fans would likely not watch a show with (lovable) nerds doing homework day, night and in their sleep. Although a scene showing a student being ‘disciplined’ by his friends after reminding the teacher that she forget to give a homework assignment might have merit. That of course can’t compete with “drinking and drama on the set,” as descriptions from Ktown photos breathlessly tease.

The alleged written audition included the generic ‘do you drink? lose your temper? fight?’ reality show questions to weed out all dull applicants.

One thoughtful blogger posted that “White America may think we’re all “nerds” but we’re really just drunks.” With sly malice, another said that no Asian would watch such a show because there’s no such thing as a stupid Asian. Language wounds, prejudices linger. The smartest kid in class always has the hardest time. Still, there’s nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come.

The Minority Militant


'Asian Jersey Shore?? Namja, Please!'

I know this mock reality show is taking place in KTown, LA, Killa-So-Muthaphuckin-Kali, but damn, this is about as Korean as it gets. What happened to the diversity? Do Korean Americans not complain about diversity issues all the time?

This is as ethnocentric as it gets, folks. I thought the progressive thinking was to have Asians under one umbrella? Good luck with that one.

Yo, Tyrese, you Black ain't chu? You couldn't have advocated for a brownie colored Asian like me? You know, us Southeast Asian types from the islands and the ones with a little Indian in us.

I could forgive KTown Cowboys, but this is twice in a row. WTF? Maybe I should do a film about Laotian, Cambodian, and Filipino Cowboys out in the middle of an Asian ghetto. Snooki would be proud! Now that's something you truly would not wanna miss.

How about some Asian folks without fake tans and titties?




'Asian “Jersey Shore”: Busting Stereotypes One Fist-Pump At a Time'

Jersey Shore has guidos. Queer Eye had gays with great hair, and The Real L Word has lesbians with better hair. Now Asian-Americans are the latest group to be embraced/exploited/encouraged by producers to have sex on camera.

MTV Iggy reports that the cast of K-Town, a reality series touted as “the Asian Jersey Shore“, has been announced. The show, which has not yet been picked up by any major networks, will provide a close look at the lives of eight loud, crude and sexy Korean-Americans in L.A.’s Korea Town.

Although K-Town is one of a slew of Jersey Shore imitators hoping to cash in on the success of the original, promotional photos on the show’s Twitter suggest that K-Town will more than live up to the standards of taste, excellence and emotional poignancy set by its predecessor. And how could it not?

drizzling shots in your mouth
I mean, this happens

I’m guessing that this is the power couple of K-Town, the Ronnie and Sammi, if you will. You can tell by the way he tilts her head up ever so gently, so as not to spill on her American Apparel tank top. Also, check out the way he gazes into her eyes whilst drizzling his fluids into her mouth; any body language expert will tell you that maintaing eye contact with your partner is crucial to sustaining intimacy.

Oh! Also, this happens.
Although J-Woww famously declared that she preferred “eating ham and drinking water” over having sex with Pauly D, Jersey Shore never really put much emphasis on Italian cuisine. In this sense, K-Town looks like it’ll have a leg up on Jersey Shore in terms of food porn. This is great news for someone like me, who refuses to watch anything other than cooking shows and gratuitous sex on television. To quote Hannah Montana, it’s the best of both worlds.

peter le

This strapping young fellow is named Peter Le, and he is a body-builder. The Post calls him the Korean version of the Situation, except he’s better-spoken and he doesn’t make me vomit inside my mouth every time I see him. In fact, Peter Le is so hot that he makes the Situation look like a gay Walter Matthau; he also reportedly worked as a porn actor, which means that I will soon have to make numerous additions to my Netflix queue.

The diverse talents of its cast members aside, when K-Town airs people will probably accuse it of exploiting stereotypes about Asian-Americans. These will be the same people that leveled similar accusations against Jersey Shore; these people were humorless, but in the case of Jersey Shore they weren’t far off the mark. Jersey Shore reveled in many ethnic stereotypes, throwing the slur ‘guido’ around as frequently as douchebags say “that’s what she said,” and similar arguments could be extended to any show that focuses on members of a specific race or ethnicity. But I don’t think that it can be extended to K-Town.

If someone were to pitch a reality show about Asian-Americans based solely on stereotypes, that show would never get made, because according to these stereotypes, Asian-Americans are boring. They like to do math and play violin and serve as comic relief in Dude Where’s My Car and that’s about it. Asian men other than Jackie Chan and Jin from Lost are sexless and unthreatening. By contrast, Asian women other than Lucy Liu and Sun from Lost are sexually submissive and compliant.

K-Town is not exploiting these stereotypes – it’s ignoring them completely. These people may be taking off their shirts and drizzling shots into each other’s mouths and generally behaving like assholes for TV cameras, but in doing so, they’re proving that behaving like an asshole knows no racial or cultural bounds. The Asian Snooki and the Korean Situation might be able to eliminate these stereotypes in one fell swoop, simply by being loud, crude, sexy, and anything but boring.



'K-town Cast Member Peter Le: The Sexy Bodybuilder with an X-Rated Website'

Of the four girls and four guys from the cast of K-town, the Asian-American version of the Jersey Shore reality show in Los Angeles, the award for the most-buzzed about cast member definitely goes to Peter Le. But with bronzed biceps busting out of his shirt and an adorable smile, it was impossible not to notice him!

The most PG-rated photo we could find. Photo source: www.PeterFever.com

From Northern California, this fitness model and professional bodybuilder has his own website called PeterFever where you have to be 18 or older to check out some pretty X-rated photos of his rippling abs and other — uh, lower? — parts of his body. Only click on the video on the homepage if you are ready for some full-frontal nudity! His sex-charged persona is emphasized in his website’s About Me section, where he is pretty open about his sex life, explaining “I’m a Scorpio, so my sex drive is really high!”

In an interview on Blasian Bytch he talks about his work with Playgirl Magazine, but he also reveals that most of the members of his website are gay guys who enjoy checking out Asian men. “I also have a Facebook page and it tells me how many are men and how many are women so its probably about 98% men on the website…. and I’m okay with that.” When asked about his sexual orientation he answered he prefers “not to label” himself — which definitely leaves room for some speculation.

He is also quite the entrepreneur, as he sells eBooks that will “teach you the correct way to weight train so that you can get the rapid results you want without the spending an excess amount of time and energy in the gym working on the wrong things.”

With such a large Internet fan base, its no surprise Peter Le was picked for the final eight cast members! It is safe to say K-town will have an interesting first season with Peter Le in the house. Check out this interview with Peter Le from the day of the K-town auditions, where he talks about how he think he will fare against the competition: “These people are looking for personality, not so much on looks, and if looks and personality all come together you probably have a winner. For me, I’m a body builder, so I work out, so looks is fine, [but] personality wise, it depends on what kind of questions they ask me.” You’re right Peter, I think you passed in the looks department.



'K-Town Shore Reality Show Cast Kind of Looks Familiar'


The cast for the K-Town reality show has just been revealed, and here it is, giving us déjà vu for that moment when we first learned what a Snooki was. According to channelAPA, "The pilot episode was shot over the weekend at BCD, Bohemians, and BoBo’s in Koreatown. From what we hear, there was drinking and drama on the set."

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'So it turns out I WILL be watching the Asian Jersey Shore'

Channel APA are reporting the cast of Tyrese’s Asian American reality show has been revealed! and it seems my favorite naked muscle Asian is in the cast!!

Peter Le, the reason you have carpel tunnel.

Congrats to Peter Le and may he never have to wear a shirt. Finally Asian Americans can be shown downing alcohol at posh night clubs just like everyone else on MTV! I didn’t care at all when I first heard about this as I hate reality television but this has fuckable dudes so I’ll be tuning in. I think I’ll have carpel tunnel by the time the season is over :D

the rest of the cast , i look forward to hating them sooo much :D

According to Channel APA the rest of the cast are : Young Lee, Jennifer Field, Joe Cha, Scarlet Chan, Violet Kim, Steve Kim, and Jasmine Chang.

Congrats to Peter Le for bringing sexy back to reality TV.

Check out Channel APA for more info.

If you want to learn more about Peter Le check out my interview with him filled with sexy pictures!

photos by Ken Hu

Oh and its pretty safe to say that Peter “SituAsian” Le shits on The Situation… hardcore. :D

The Situation getting shit on my Peter Le

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'Asian American K-Town/Jersey Show Cast Revealed'

Oh my god, it’s happening. The first episode of the rumored Asian-American reality show actor/singer Tyrese Gibson is producing has been shot over this weekend in Los Angeles’ K-Town.

As reported by ChannelAPA.com, the show will feature 4 guys: Young Lee, Joe Cha, Peter Le, and Steve Kim. Starring opposite will be 4 girls: Jennifer Field, Scarlet Chan, Peter Le, and Jasmine Chang. While based in K-Town, at least from their last names, the group looks to be mixed with both Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean heritage.

The show might be terrible. The show could be awesome. Or the show could just be a guilty pleasure for most of us much as Jersey Shore was. Good or bad, I can appreciate the diversity we’re getting in the portrayal of Asian Americans in mainstream media. At the very least, it’ll be refreshing for America to find something outside of the typical model minority type depiction of Asians such as those played on Better Luck Tomorrow.

Inn The Basement


'Meet The Cast of Tyrese Gibson’s K-Town Reality Show; Ludacris & The Rock Join Fast Five Cast'

The cast of the very first Asian American reality show, K-Town, has been revealed, and don’t they look marvelous! Tyrese Gibson has become a man of many firsts if anyone has been following him closely, and this K-Town reality show is no exception.

K-Town Reality Show Cast

One of the cast of K-Town that immediately stands out is Jasmine Chang because she is working that white hair and those heals. Monstrous street knockers! The rest of the cast names are Scarlet Chan, Jennifer Field, Steve Kim, Violet Kim, Young Lee, Peter Le and Joe Cha, ranging from fitness gurus to those in adult film industry. All teamed up with four girls and four guys, this show already looks like a winner as this crew has never been seen or done before in all television history. Asian Americans are about to shut it down on K-Town!

While all the filming for the pilot has already gone down for K-Town, Tyrese Gibson has a double dose of work on Fast Five (Fast and Furious Five) and Transformers 3. He tweeted his gear for his role in Transformers 3 below and we all know that for Fast Five, this gear is out the door.

Speaking of Fast Five, Ludacris and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) have joined the cast, so at least we know that very familiar faces will hit the screen and the red carpet upon its release.



'Asian 'Jersey Shore' Spoof Is Really Happening'

Asian 'Jersey Shore' Spoof Is Really Happening

Model/actor Tyrese Gibson is producing a new reality show called ‘K-Town’, which is said to be a bit of a “spoof” of ‘Jersey Shore’, only with an Asian-American cast instead. The show is being filmed in L.A.’s Koreatown (aka K-Town).

They posted a casting call on Craigslist back in April:

Looking for interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-Americans to cast in a reality show similar to ‘Jersey Shore’…We need attractive Asian-Americans with lively, strong and unique personalities between the ages of 18 to 30 with equally interesting life stories and perspectives to share, especially individuals who know about and/or experienced the Koreatown life. If you are not Asian but are obsessed with Asian culture or people in some way, email us and please explain.

You can have a look at the cast here – they even have a “situation”. Oy.

I wonder what the ‘Jersey Shore’ gang will think? What if people are more amused by the “new” crew and lose interest in the Jersey clan? I’m curious to see if they make it “spoof-like” or if they are just using the general concept behind ‘Jersey Shore’?

Photos by INF & FAME



'More Photos of the K-Town Cast Shooting the Pilot Episode of the Asian Jersey Shore!'

It feels like just yesterday that we met the cast of K-Town, who have been getting some serious attention from both outraged and thrilled audiences. Now, straight from Producer Mike Le’s Facebook, here are some behind the scenes shots of Young Lee, Jennifer Field, Joe Cha, Scarlet Chan, Violet Kim, Peter Le, Steve Kim, and Jasmine Chang from the taping of the shows pilot!

Its hard to say if any network is ready to take on these characters, but one thing’s for sure, they won’t disappoint when it comes to making a scene everywhere they go. As a matter of fact it was only halfway through the photo album that we noticed some fights and romances brewing. Check out their night on the town, complete with soju, dancing, and karaoke!

– Abi Katznelson

K-Town cast members walking to their restaurant, in order from left: Young Lee, Peter Le , Steve Kim, Violet Kim, Joe Sugil Cha, Scarlet Chan, Jennifer Field. Photo: Mike Le

Perusing the menu, from left Steve Kim, Joe Sugil Cha, Peter Le , Young Lee , Violet Kim, Scarlet Chan. Photo: Mike Le

Peter Le and Scarlet Chan looking into eachother's eyes. Photo: Mike Le

Steve Kim and Joe Sugil Cha enjoying the company? Or just the soju. Photo: Mike Le

Peter Le , Steve Kim, and Young Lee loosen up. Photo: Mike Le

From left: Steve Kim, Joe Sugil Cha, Violet Kim, and a generally unamused Jennifer Field. Photo: Mike Le

Smiles all around when Peter Le and Jasmine Chang share a moment alone. Photo: Mike Le

Nothing like a little karaoke after a good meal for Young Lee and Jasmine Chang. Photo: Mike Le

Violet Kim watches the Karaoke masters do their thing. Photo: Mike Le

The entire cast joins in the fun! Photo: Mike Le

Peter Le, Jennifer Field and Joe Sugil Cha in heated debate. Photo: Mike Le

Things get heated after the bar between Jennifer Field , Young Lee and Violet Kim. Photo: Mike Le



'Meet The Cast Of The Asian Jersey Shore: K-town'

We reported earlier that a Tyrese produced reality show modeled after MTV’s Jersey Shore was in the process of casting. Well, it looks like they’ve finished and we have our cast for the new show, K-town. You can follow the cast members on twitter here and the show itself here. The producers had said earlier that they’re, “going to show Asian Americans like they’ve never been seen before to the rest of the world.”

“This picture was posted on twitter and shows the 8 cast members. 4 guys and 4 girls that will be on the show. With our research, we found that people competing include Young Lee, Jennifer Field, Joe Cha, Scarlet Chan, Violet Kim, Peter Le, Steve Kim, and Jasmine Chang. The pilot episode was shot over the weekend at BCD, Bohemians, and BoBo’s in Koreatown. From what we hear, there was drinking and drama on the set.”


Regarding them…

As a Korean-American, I can say I’ve met my share of people who look like this cast. However, I report mostly on news directly from Korea and live near NYC’s Koreatown so it’s been a while since I’ve seen people this tan or ripped. It’s also hilarious that their choice of bar food looks to be bibimbap and melon and their drink of choice seems to be soju. They’re getting drunk the Korean way! I cannot wait to see how this show is going to turn out.

Channel APA


'Ktown Reality Show Cast Revealed'

A few months back the Asian American reality show produced by Tyrese lit the Internet on fire. The cast for the Ktown Reality Show has finally been revealed. This picture was posted on twitter and shows the 8 cast members. 4 guys and 4 girls that will be on the show. With our research, we found that people competing include Young Lee, Jennifer Field, Joe Cha, Scarlet Chan, Violet Kim, Peter Le, Steve Kim, and Jasmine Chang. The pilot episode was shot over the weekend at BCD, Bohemians, and BoBo’s in Koreatown. From what we hear, there was drinking and drama on the set. Here’s a few more pictures from the pilot episode:

The Finer Dandy


'Is the Ktown Reality Show Cast Douchey Enough?'

The answer to the above question is: MAYBE. (Although that guy on the far left with the 2002 Justin Timberlake look is making it easier to say YES.)

Perhaps the main question should be: What possessed R&B sensation Tyrese Gibson to create a reality show based on Korean Americans?

I am not offended — or maybe I should be. I just think it’s damn funny. What’s even funnier was the application for the aforementioned reality show. With questions like: “Have you ever been arrested and/or charged with a crime? If so, what was it for?” and “Do you drink alcohol? If so, how often do you drink and how much? How do you act when drunk?” At least it didn’t have any questions like “Are you good at math?” and “Do you know any form of martial arts?”

Nonetheless, we all know what this is trying to duplicate: Jersey Shore. As I said, my inner militant Asian should have fists of fury over this ordeal, but I am kind of excited with morbid curiosity. This is the opportunity for Asian Americans to be exploited in a reality show with the best of them. It is an opportunity for Asian Americans to stand up and say, “We can be douchey too!”

Thanks Tyrese!

Figgy & Fatty

'I got your Krazy'


Remember all of that buzz about a possible Korean/Asian Jersey Shore hitting airwaves? Well, it seem it's really happening. The show is being filmed in Koreatown (Los Angeles, CA) and above is the newly-unveiled cast. For more details, go to channelAPA. Based on the photos from the pilot episode, it appears there won't be a lack of alcohol-induced debauchery. But what interests me more is that . . .
. . . the cast went to BCD Tofu House on the first episode and then ordered more yummy Korean food later (I spy kimchi fried rice!):

I'm hoping this show includes a lot of gratuitous Korean food images (food porn!). And maybe the cast could surprise us with a coordinated Big Bang number here and there? Okay, that's probably a whole different reality show. One that only airs in my head.

If you can't wait for Chesty McChesterson and the rest of the cast to bring the Krajeeeeeeeeeee right into your living rooms (do people still watch TV in their living rooms?), follow the show on Twitter here to get updates in the meantime.


'Meet The Well-Muscled Cast of The Asian Jersey Shore'


Filming has begun on K-town, a Tyrese-produced reality ripoff of Jersey Shore—featuring Asian-Americans instead of guidos—set in L.A.'s Koreatown. Peter Le is already being described as "the Korean Situation." Meet the rest of the cast after the jump.

Le [pictured left] looks to be an upgrade from Sitch, but not in just abs alone—apparently he's a pornstar (whereas Sitch was merely an exotic dancer).

Back in April, Tyrese's production company posted a casting notice on Craigslist:

Looking for interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-Americans to cast in a reality show similar to 'Jersey Shore'…We need attractive Asian-Americans with lively, strong and unique personalities between the ages of 18 to 30 with equally interesting life stories and perspectives to share, especially individuals who know about and/or experienced the Koreatown life. If you are not Asian but are obsessed with Asian culture or people in some way, email us and please explain.

And this is what they came up with:
Meet The Well-Muscled Cast Of 'The Asian Jersey Shore'

From the pictures posted on K-town's Twitter, it looks like the show is sticking very closely to the formula established by Jersey Shore: Eight roommates, lots of muscles, lots of booze…
Meet The Well-Muscled Cast Of 'The Asian Jersey Shore'

…and family-style ethnic meals.
Meet The Well-Muscled Cast Of 'The Asian Jersey Shore'

The show has yet to be picked up by any network. Fingers crossed.