In a couple weeks, the much anticipated K-Town will finally hit the Internet. The reality TV show follows the lives of eight young Asian Americans who party and cause mayhem in Los Angeles' notorious Koreatown, or K-Town. A small word of advice: any 'Tiger Mom' hoping to raise the perfect protégé should keep their child away from this show.
K-Town was so brazen that even MTV was scared to pick it up. After years of hype and negotiations, their talks with a major network failed. The project was put on hold for more than two years because the producers couldn't film the show how they envisioned. Finally, it was released online on LOUD, a new Youtube channel run by Electus, an innovative new startup. The choice to debut online instead of on a mainstream channel has actually benefited the series. The cast has been able to get away with more risqué behaviour that would have stunned television audiences.
While K-Town's storyline can be quite one dimensional, the show has exploded onto the scene, bringing with it a fresh and realistic look into the lives of Asian Americans. There have been Asian American characters on TV before, but they have been stereotyped as a ninja or nerd are unimportant to the overall plot of the show. K-Town's cast aren't angels but at least they aren't a bunch of IT students studying math in the library until sundown when they turn into a band of kung-fu warriors.
The cast of K-Town is an eclectic mix of characters who bring Jersey Shore controversy with an Asian American flare. From Steve Kim to Cammy Chung-the newest cast member-each person has their own individual story to tell in front of the camera.