I love me some trashy tv.

April 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm 4 comments

So I suppose my blog has a reputation about discussing some trashy things. I say this because I got a text from my cousin, Stephanie the other day:

“Did you hear there’s a casting for an asian jersey shore? I thought you might like it because you had lots of jersey shore on your blog. haha”

And indeed I do. I am a fan of that program.

I will not disappoint, I will address this. Apparently, Tyrese Gibson’s production company is looking to make a TV show, similar to Jersey Shore and the Real World, for Asian Americans. The show is going to be in LA/Hollywood/Koreatown. They put a listing on craigslist – in case you were curious.

They are looking for: “beautiful 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.”

Interesting right? I am SO looking forward to this. It will either suck or be crazy.

I mean, I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be at an Anime convention

If I lived in Cali, I would consider applying for like 3 minutes, I think. I would consider it mostly for blogging purposes. However, I don’t think I would make the show as interesting as they want. I would be the Vinny of the group, unfortunately. Maybe I should work on improving my personality.

I wonder if people who are not Asian (or extremely white washed Asians) will understand everything that is going on. There are subtleties in Asian American culture that I don’t think everyone would comprehend. This is kind of weird because there hasn’t really been any American shows about Asians. And the Asians that are in the current TV shows are either stereotypical, or just embarrassing.

For example, Brenda Song from the Suite Life of Zack and Cody:

She is pretty I think, but on the show she is just dumb as rocks. I understand that it’s her character, but it’s too much for me. This girl is 22 years old. 22.

*face in palm*

But if you think about it, there are very limited roles for Asians in tv shows. Which is one reason why I am extremely excited for this LA/Hollywood/Koreatown Jersey Shore thang. It’ll be the first show, that I have seen (other than a Korean drama -> a guilty pleasure), where the Asians are the main attraction. Regardless, I hope they choose a wide variety of Asians and we see some of this:

So intense. Notice his resistance.

Just kidding. I hope there isn’t any of this… but it would be kind of funny.

But seriously, if any of you apply to be on this show – PLEASE TELL ME.

And if you’re thinking of applying to be on the show – DO IT.

If you thought that an Asian Jersey Shore is crazy, how about you throw some walkers and dentures in there?

Yup, you guessed it – a Jersey Shore type show for senior citizens. Labeled the “geriatric Jersey Shore”, the show is called “Sunset Daze” and it’s on the WE channel and is scheduled to premier on April 28th. It takes place in an Arizona retirement community.

I read an interesting description of the show… “The big-haired party girl [Snooki] faces stiff competition from New York old-timer Gail Leibowitz – star of a naughty new series featuring Viagra-fueled seniors frolicking in hot tubs and talking about sex toys.” –NYDN

VOMIT in my mouth.

I’m sorry, but this is much too much. I cannot watch this one. But if you are interested, then go right on ahead. Let me know how it is.

How much more messed up can TV get? … or how much more amazing?

Who woulda guessed that Jersey Shore would have such a powerful effect? Dang. This is a SITUATION. For sure.

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  • 1. Stephanie Lynn  |  April 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    hehe i think ive been quoted on your blog twice and both are related to jersey shore. NICE 😀

    personally…i dunno if im gonna like this show…asians are suddenly gonna look a lot trashier i think

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  • 2. John  |  April 14, 2010 at 11:07 am

    haha I have no idea what Jersey Shore is about, but I’ve never been too fond of seeing Asians on American TV. Sometimes it works fine as long as they’re just there for the jokes or minor roles, or if they are like totally American, but otherwise it’s usually just pretty awkward. It’s almost like seeing non-Asians in a Korean drama, or watching bad English-dubbed Anime. It doesn’t quite fit :(.

    I don’t know, this has the potential to work out since it won’t be just a token Asian amongst an American crowd, but rather the focus will be on the Asians (but I can still see this show being mad awkward to watch for me). And like the previous commenter said, it also has the huge potential to produce a pretty widespread negative image of Asian Americans as well. And… that wouldn’t be cool lol

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    • 3. marsbarss  |  April 14, 2010 at 11:59 am

      I think for me, I enjoy some very shallow forms of entertainment (including these MTV shows). And although it may create a negative image of Asian Americans, for some reason it doesn’t bother me a whole lot. Because I think a reasonable person could understand that this is a select, isolated group of people that the show selected for reasons solely for entertainment. I don’t necessarily have a negative view of Italian Americans after watching Jersey Shore – I know they picked some crazy people in order that people may be entertained. I can see how misunderstandings can arise. But I think there are few shows, if any, that represent any group of people completely accurately. So I think because of this, I don’t take shows like this seriously. And I really hope that people look at this AA Jersey Shore exclusively as entertainment and that they don’t take this seriously… because that might be the end of the world.

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  • 4. Stephanie Lynn  |  April 14, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    it’s weird bc i dont view italian americans any differently, but i am worried that the asian chicks they choose are gonna be like ho fasho haha. people already say weird things about Japanese people. we dont need it to be worse lolz. will i still watch tho? ya probably hhaha

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