Category Archives: Jersey Shore

"Jersey Shore" — Season 4, Episode 6

"Jersey Shore": My new/old addiction

“Jersey Shore” has taught viewers important lessons over the years like how to execute the perfect fist pump, the virtues of GTL, and when it’s appropriate to hook up with a housemate (always). We’ve also learned that when you say your only rule is not to fall in love at the Shore you should probably keep that rule.

And this year is once again teaching us that if you are a juicehead gorilla — or any man — you have to know when to break up with your psychotic on again, off again bronzed nutjob — or lady friend. Thanks Ronnie for being a selfless teacher. :)

Episode 6 illustrated this lesson yet again with Ronnie and Sammi “Nada Sweetheart” pledging to give it one last try. At this point, they are treating viewers like special needs learners. Truth is they are special needs learners, when it comes to love.

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"Jersey Shore" — Season 4, Episode 5

"Jersey Shore": My new/old addiction

I blashphemed against the TV gods Sunday night. Somewhere, there is a commandment not to put “Jersey Shore” above “Breaking Bad” or “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” And I broke it. I compared MTV’s guidofest to the two aforementioned greats.

I’m not proud of this. Then again, I’m not backing down from my blasphemy, either. Sunday’s “Jersey Shore” made me scream like a hyena. There was also plenty of drama to supplement all the intentional and unintentional hilarity.

If there were a Mount Rushmore of current TV shows, my four picks would be: Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad,” Larry David of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Louis CK of “Louie,” and Pauly D of “Jersey Shore.” (Gotta go with Pauly! The blowout would look awesome on the side of a mountain!)

And now for a gigantic waste of time in 3, 2, guido … PS: There will be spoilers! Act like you know! :)

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"Jersey Shore" — Season 4, Episode 4

"Jersey Shore": My new/old addiction

Roid rage? Check.

Lesbianic activities? Check.

Ugly tears? Check.

The fourth episode of “Jersey Shore” Season Four had a buffet of silly, manufactured drama Thursday night. And I loved each and every minute of it. Sunday’s episode should be a doozy of “Come at me, bro!” proportions.

As always, there are spoilers below, or should I write SPOILERS BELOW? PS: If you’re asking yourself why you’re reading this when you have work to do that probably means you’re doing something right. I’m looking at you, Erin. PPS: I am referring to Situation as Snitchuation in this recap for reasons I don’t need to explain, if you watched Thursday’s episode.

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"Jersey Shore" — Season 4, Episode 3

"Jersey Shore": My new/old addiction

I promised Miss Rhode Island, Natalie Worsham, I would sum up “Jersey Shore” Season 4, Episode 3 while on my lunch break today. Well, here I am on my late lunch break (actually, a coffee break) typing a few thoughts on the episode, which aired last Thursday.

I encourage you to also check out my thoughts on Episode 1 and Episode 2. Yes, I am a grown-ass man writing about guidos and guidettes. Tis the life of kings.

WARNING: There are plenty of spoilers below. If you haven’t seen the third episode, you probably should do that before reading further.

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"Jersey Shore" — Season 4, Episode 2

"Jersey Shore": My new/old addiction

Here’s what I don’t get about the “Jersey Shore” housemates: They can smoosh anyone they want because of their fame, their money, their abs/boobs … and yet they seem hellbent on smooshing one another inside the house. Why is that?

My best guess is they spend so much time together in claustrophobic confines that they become tricked into believing their housemates represent an oasis from the “DTF” skanks and manwhores they encounter daily. There is no such oasis though on the “Jersey Shore.” Buy the ticket, fist pump like a champion.

Thursday’s second episode featured relationship drama between Situation and Snooki, Pauly D and Deena and Single Ronnie and Sammi “Sweeheart” (groan!). Per Ronnie and Sammi: How do you say “no mas” in Italian? (No massimo? It sounds close.)

Without further ado: My thoughts on the “Jersey Shore” kids latest dalliances in Italy. PS: You can read my Season Four, Episode 1 thoughts here.

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"Jersey Shore" — Season 4, Episode 1

"Jersey Shore": My new/old addiction

The “Jersey Shore” housemates are my cigarettes. I want to quit them. I know they’re bad for me. They have polluted my brain for three seasons. And yet I can’t kick them. I am addicted. Hopelessly addicted.

I managed to wait four days after Season 4’s premiere before viewing it. I can promise that won’t happen with future episodes. From what I saw from the season preview and what I have read about the season online, I have decided there is no point fighting my addiction to “Jersey Shore.” Not at least until MTV makes wholesale changes to the cast after Season Five, which has already been filmed.

Below are my thoughts about “Jersey Shore”: Season 4, Episode 1. It was not the best “Jersey Shore” episode I have seen, but as an introductory episode it succeeded in illustrating just how far out of their element the castmates are/were.

WARNING: If you have not seen the first episode, you probably should stop reading here.

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“Jersey Shore” Season 3, Episode 1 Thoughts

I can’t refer to “Jersey Shore”, MTV’s reality show showcasing the ridiculous antics of a group of twenty-something guidos and guidettes, as a guilty pleasure. To do so would imply I am ashamed I enjoy the show. That’s not the case.

I enjoy the absurd theater the show’s eight cast members — with their perfectly coiffed hair, blinding orange tans, and short fuses — create on a weekly basis. It’s lowest common denominator viewing, but it is consistently entertaining.

I missed the season debut of “Jersey Shore” on Thursday. It’s hard to have appointment viewing when you don’t have cable. But I watched the show today online at the coffee shop. It made me laugh out loud several times. I’m not too proud.

Click the link below for my thoughts on Season Three’s First Episode:

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