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Get Ready for a Whole New Crazy!
January 15, 2010 - Kim Collette
That my friends is the tagline for my newest guilty pleasure "Jersey Shore." After a 6 episode marathon last Saturday morning (I am blame the snow and cold), I officially became hooked!
"Jersey Shore" is MTV's newest reality show. The show follows 8 deeply tanned, fist-pumping, lip gloss wearing, Italian Americans. They share a house for the summer in Seaside Heights while working at a tee-shirt shop named The Shore Store. The MTV camera's focus on---Nicole "Snooki," Angelina "Jolie," Jenni "JWoww," Mike "The Situation," Ronnie, Sammy "Sweatheart," Vinnie and DJ Pauly D. If the cast members names aren't enough......there is plenty of drama to keep you entertained!
Not everyone is a fan like me however. Daniel Capello of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau feels the show will make visitors stay away. Andre DiMino, the president of the Italian-American service organization, objects to the term "guido." Not only does he object to the cast members using it, but also by MTV in the shows promos. MTV has defended "Jersey Shore." The network's official statement was, "The show continues MTV's history of documenting various subcultures, rites of passage of young people and the ways they self identify. The Italian-American cast takes pride in their ethnicity. We understand that this show is not intended for every audience and depicts just one aspect of youth culture."
Really? This much controversy over a show that is in all actuality no different from "The Real World." I am also proud of my ethnicity....I too am an Italian-American and I take no offense whatsoever to "Jersey Shore." To me it's just a t.v. show and nothing more than that. Addictive....maybe. Funny....absolutely. Drama filled.....for sure. Offensive...no way!
And guess what....I just read online that this controversy stirring, language inventing show will grace our airways for a 2cnd season. Get caught up now on "vibing," "fist-pumping," "doggin' out" and "Ron Ron Juice." You don't want to be left out of the water-cooler discussions do you?
Really...how much weight can you give a show when one of the cast members said,"I feel like this is beneath me. I'm a bartender, I do great things!" Offensive.....not hardly. Silly....a definite yes!
Until next time friends
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The cast of "Jersey Shore"