Pop culture blogger Angry Asian Man writes: "We've been talking about this damn thing for two years, and finally, the Jersey Shore-styled reality show following the drama and nightlife of Asian Americans in Los Angeles' Koreatown finally debuts today as a webseries on LOUD. And for all the hype, I gotta say, Episode 1 is relatively zzZzZzzzz..."
A reporter from Grantland got drunk with the cast and put up a behind-the-scenes look just in time for the premiere. She spoke with Scarlet "the Sexpot" about how her audition tape rose to the top of the heap: "I'm talking about how I want to make my mom proud, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, and I'm doing my nails, and it cuts to me brushing my teeth, talking about how I just want to make her happy, and then it cuts to me girl-fighting, then it cuts to me getting fucked from behind, but I'm still talking about how I want to make my family proud. So that was my take."
It sounds like NBC Los Angeles tried to find someone really angry about the show in K-Town but all they found was one unnamed resident who was kind of on the fence: “They make K-Town look glamorous I guess, or trashy."
In a press release, the show's executive producer Eddie Kim said doing a show about hard-partying Asian-American crew might be a good way to bust the "model minority" stereotype: “I think a little shame is a good thing at this point."