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Because the world couldn’t wait for another Jersey Shore

Sally Ann Salsano, creator of “Jersey Shore” is at it again. Maybe the lower rating for Shore’s last episode scared her into mining our nightmares for another show. This time it’s “Mama Drama” for VH1.

Remember when you used to turn to VH1 for the week’s music video countdown? It’s new legacy is crap like “Flavor of Love” and this new “Mama Drama.”

*sigh* Ok so the premise for this reality show is Moms in their 40’s and 50’s, desperately clinging to their youth, as they live vicariously through their daughters. Ugh. They’ll go out to nightclubs together, do shots, grind up on each other then come home and drunkenly fight.

Anyone else creeped out?

Deena’s Sexuality

Sorry I’ve been so absent lately. Personal stuff. You know how it is. I have been watching lots of good stuff though. I’m gearing up for the start of Fall TV. Last night was the premier of Parenthood. So that means tonight I can catch up with it on Hulu. Yay!

Since I have on occasion discussed my terrible taste in a certain reality TV show, you know I’ve been watching the Jersey Shore. And you know I couldn’t wait to see those “Macaroni Bastards” screw things up in Italy. I love Italy. I was there a looong time ago and I would love to see it again. As angry as it makes me to see these jerks not take advantage of this awesome opportunity and squander their time doing the exact same crap they do at the smelly Jersey Shore, I can’t help but still be fascinated by how these people can still live their lives in a perpetual state of frat/sorority-hood.MTV seems to be one of those stations that delays adding their shows to Hulu (because they want to increase piracy? Just like Fox. Apparently they didn’t get the memo that piracy rises when you delay your shows on Hulu.) So I’m a few weeks behind when it comes to knowing the goings on of The Sitch, Ron-Ron, Snooks, J-Woww and the rest of the gang. Over the weekend I saw the episode where Deena pulled a robbery. She didn’t pull a robbery on one of the girls though. She pulled a robbery on Mike. I’m cool with that though. That boy deserves whatever karmic shit he has coming to him. He is filled with nothing but spite.

Yep, Deena hooks up with a girl. A twin at that! It’s not the first time it’s happened on the show that Deena has made out with another chick. Look, I don’t want to make suppositions about anyone’s sexuality especially when maybe they haven’t figured it out themselves. But despite Deena making noises about finding a nice (skinny?) Italian guy, I get the feeling she’s more into the ladies. So far we’ve seen her go further with a chick than we have with a dude this season. Of course the last guy (who she just wanted to cuddle with anyway) got scared off by her New Jersey screaming match with Pauly D and Vinny and ran away in the middle of the night while everyone was sleeping/passed out drunk.

If Deena does discover she’d rather have a hot Italian ragazza rather than ragazzo well then that’s cool. You know the producers will pour themselves a glass of Ron-Ron juice and cry “plot twist!” And we, the audience, will eat that up. I just hope I can avoid spoilers. It just sucks that channels like MTV and Fox are putting their shows up late because now I have to be extra careful not to ruin my favorite shows simply by looking at the Internet.

Reality killed the video star?

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One of the reasons I live without cable is because there is a lot of what I consider to be crap on TV. It’s really possible to spend all day flipping through stations and find nothing interesting to watch. When I worked a different work schedule I used to hang out at my mom’s house before work, who has digital cable, but I would end up using the on demand feature just to find an offering from one of the channels she subscribes to. I mean why wouldn’t I want to tailor what I watch? Take MTV for instance. Two stations stations most likely playing a show about pregnant teens or a rerun of the Jersey Shore.

Give me a sec while I grab my cane and put in my false teeth because back in my day MTV played music videos all day long! Even when they played reality tv (you know, “Real World” and “Road Rules”) you could still find music videos 95% of the rest of the time.

As the NY Times points out, MTV does still play music videos. Just…you know…at a time of the day when no one really watches. And although the article mentions the return of “120 Minutes” don’t mistake that for the channel celebrating it’s milestone birthday. It’s not. MTV is acting like a former prom queen that’s afraid of impending middle age. If 30 was still considered middle age. Come on MTV! Even if most of us don’t give a damn about your programming anymore (you know, except for having Jersey Shore as a very, very guilty pleasure that we never talk about) at least acknowledge that once-upon-a-time a large population of people grew up with you in our lives. It was a huge success for me when my family finally did get cable around the time I was 14 and I thought I was sooooo cool and could FINALLY watch MTV like a cool kid.

Maybe MTV is just too cool to celebrate it’s own birthday?

WTF Friday

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What do you mean Reality TV isn’t real!?!? Are you ready for this? It seems like one of the many fights on the Jersey Shore may have been staged! Which one exactly? The one in the second season where J-WOWW asks someone to hold her earrings. Angelina (the Staten Island dump) is still in the house if that helps.

Yeah I have trouble remembering exactly which fight this is too.

But apparently J-WOWW has disappearing and reappearing socks. Ok so it’s probably not so much staged as there’s judicious editing going on. Do you really think things happen in the order and timeline that they appear to happen in the show?

Remember in the third season with the whole Mike (“the snitch”) feeding the dogs a bunch of crap so that they poop all over the floor and the rest of the roommates come home all pissed off debacle? Something felt off about that sequence. The timeline was off and I could tell that editing was definitely going on there.

“Reality TV” isn’t real. That’s not really news.

So can we get back to discussing why intelligent people with more important things to discuss still like to watch this show!? I mean, why do I look forward to watching this crap!? And I have two ways to do it! Netflix and Hulu offer all of the seasons as a watch instantly pleasure!