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'K-Town' Gets Its Own Reality Show With A Hard-Partying, Foul-Mouthed, Purse-Throwing Cast

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By Valerie Chen

Step aside, Snooki and the Situation—it’s time for the West Coast to showcase its own loud and inebriated young population against the backdrop of Koreatown.

"K-Town" a (supposedly) unscripted reality show hosted by the YouTube channel LOUD and produced by Tyrese Gibson, follows eight Asian-Americans in their adventures of drinking, fighting and partying at nightclubs such as the Belasco.

The colorful ensemble already has their parts explicitly assigned to them in this teaser:

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There's the joker, the troublemaker, the sweetheart, the party animal, the entertainer, the bad-ass and the heartbreaker. Last but not least, there's Violet the "drama queen" who "doesn't need big tits and makeup like all you ugly bitches."

Watch a clip of a "typical night in K-Town" for an idea of the cursing, bilingual yelling and purse-throwing that we're in for:

Each episode will be about 10 minutes, and the first episode premieres this Wednesday (you can subscribe here).

We're sure there are others like Angry Asian Man blogger who "can't wait to start watching this train wreck of awesomeness." The show knowingly busts the "model minority" stereotype of Asian-Americans. But it remains to be seen whether the showmakers will strike a balance and avoid the pitfalls of the heavily-criticized (and locally-based) reality show "Shahs of Sunset," which critics called racist and exploitative.

Related:
What Viewers Are Saying About The Soju-Fueled, Stereotype-Busting Reality Show "K-Town"