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For those of you who love Jersey Shore, today signifies the beginning of the end of the world’s greatest reality show in the history of television. Whenever television executives hit the jackpot, they milk it to the point of exhaustion. Such is the case with Jersey Shore, as MTV has officially picked up two spin-offs of the popular show, one following Snooki and JWoww’s post-shore antics, and the other following Pauly D on the road as a DJ. While I’m certain those spin-offs will have traction, I’m also certain it will devalue the original series, and will inevitably hurt its ratings. When you have a treasure on your hands, you don’t break it down and sell it’s parts — you protect it. How about MTV come up with another original idea, instead of recycling an existing one?
If you watch Jersey Shore, then you’re familiar with the term “grenade.” Basically, it describes a fat, ugly chick. The guys on the show (who sometimes refer to themselves as “M.V.P’ — for Mike, Vinny, Pauly), often bring home hot chicks to their house, and those hot chicks sometimes bring their girlfriends along, and those girlfriends are problematic “grenades.” What’s curious is that anyone who appears on the show has to sign a waiver allowing MTV to put their face on camera. So why would any girl in their right mind allow MTV to put their face on camera after the guys on the show lambaste their looks? Here’s the answer. The waiver allows MTV the right to use their footage, no matter what’s discussed. Since these women aren’t aware of their “grenade” status when they sign the waiver, they must be pretty damn confident with their looks. Note to self: If I ever get invited to the Jersey Shore house — DON’T SIGN THE WAIVER.
MTV’s The Real World has been deteriorating for years, and I often wonder if my new hatred for the show has to do with my age. Perhaps I’m outside their target demographic, and I no longer find drunken fighting endearing? But just before I sink into a self-loathing depression, I remind myself that I love Jersey Shore! After all, nothing pleased me more than watching Snooki roll around on the floor in over-sized slippers while trying to punch Angelina in the face. When Jersey Shore became popular, the cast of The Real World tweeted angry statements about how they weren’t invited to an MTV awards show and the Jersey Shore crew was. Gee, I wonder why they weren’t invited? There’s a simple answer here. The cast of The Real World has sucked since Las Vegas, and no one wants to watch a bunch of soul-less neanderthals clean their toilet with their roommate’s toothbrush. And I’m not the only person to think this. The ratings have been steadily declining, and yet MTV is sticking with their ludicrous casting formula. So good luck, Real World. Your tired franchise can only last so long.
The new season of Jersey Shore debuts tonight, and it’s been five months in the making. Television networks usually try to debut the show relatively close to the time it was taped — but not MTV. I’m guessing they taped the show during the summer in New Jersey (because it was warm) and decided to air it after the new year for ratings purposes. Whatever the reason, I find it a bit annoying that it’s so delayed. All of the press coverage regarding the show already occurred, such as Sammi quitting the show when she watched Ronnie cheat on her in Miami. Hasn’t it been almost a year since Ronnie cheated? Will this really be fresh news when the episode airs? Alright, who am I kidding? I love Jersey Shore!
Jersey Shore’s JWOWW turns down $400,000 Playboy offer. Pop Crunch
TV Reporter Ines Sainz declines naked Playboy photo shoot. Huffington Post