‘Jersey Shore’ = all killer, no filler

'Jersey Shore' = all killer, no filler

For about two hours this week or weekend, the nation put aside its differences regarding war or healthcare or celebrity scandal, and agreed on one thing: MTV’s new show, Jersey Shore, is amazing. It’s not because this trashy reality show is offering anything new, in fact it’s all stuff we’ve more or less seen before. The show works (so far) because the content is packaged in such a way that there are no boring interludes. Plus, there doesn’t appear to be much self-awareness on the part of the cast. If anything, consider this a provocative examination on the demystification of nonfiction programming. By ignoring the fact that they act or look like idiots, the cast of this show is proving just how blind younger generations have become to the idea that a camera might be filming your actions. What’s more, they love the camera more than any reality show cast in memory. Watching the two-hour premiere is kind of like watching a good covers band; nothing revolutionary but easy to swallow and full of all the hits you wanna see. Here’s the first half of that premiere (don’t bother watching if you have anything better to do):

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