Confession: My boyfriend’s Tivo did not record the finale of Jersey Shore last night. I demand a refund for this TV that is not mine! To be fair, I could have got up early and watched the whole finale of … More
Topic: Jersey Shore Cliff Notes
We knew this day would come eventually: the day that’s been foreshadowed on Jersey Shore since the first season, when the boys almost blew up the house when they put lighter fluid on a gas grill. Or when every dinner scene ended with something on fire or being accidentally toppled over…we knew that this was all leading somewhere. And last night on the penultimate episode of the Miami season, viewers got their wish. The kids of Jersey Shore all got caught in a terrible fire started by Mike‘s dinner and died of smoke inhalation. (Editor’s note: No, they didn’t.) More
In this chapter of Jersey Shore, our heroes have seem to hit a lull. Without the common villain of Angelina, the girls have gone back to catty in-fighting over issues that were resolved four episodes ago. But on closer inspection, a careful audience will be able to witness a rare phenomenon amongst the women: personality mirroring (or mimicking), a device made popular by Andy from The Office. Usually one either consciously or subconsciously “mimics” the movements of their assumed leader, but considering the dynamics of this particular group of females, they’ve inadvertently created a mimic loop of hair-tugging and eyebrow grooming that originates from nowhere and circles around the trio for a good 5 minutes. Lets take a look. More
Last week we touched on the themes of the not-so-latent homoerotic undercurrent running through Jersey Shore this season, so it’s almost a shame that this episode happened to be the really gay one. “So seriously,” asks the crew’s new Rosencrantz … More
Uh…is it just us, or has this show started bordering the territory of deep, deep misogyny. No, don’t laugh, we always knew that these self-proclaimed guidos don’t really consider women more than sexual objects, but lately it seems to have gotten much, much worse. Consider Angelina for example: She’s such a whore for hooking up with her mortal enemy, Vinny, when she was kind of, sort of talking to a guy who bought her a Fossil watch? Please. I don’t like Angelina as much as the next trash-hater, but why isn’t Vinny being held accountable for any of this? Why is it Angelina who is the gross hypocrite, when Vinny has proven time and time again to be a little snitchy weasel who also hooked up with his foe? More
In this chapter of Jersey Shore Cliffnotes, we’ll be tackling the issue of character development, for lack of a better term. At this point in the narrative, all of our anti-heroes have made complete breaks from their previously ingrained “personas,” leaving us watching a bunch of strangers. Sadly, only Pauly D. and his lackadaisical beat-dropping remains the anchor in this storm as we try to navigate the apparent group onset of schizophrenia that has taken over the house.
Perhaps in an ironic wink to the famed he Stanford prison experiment, the roles of prisoners and guards in this asylum have completely denigrated after Sammi and JWOWW‘s fight. Throughout the rest of the episode, we see continuations of such uncharacteristic behavior such as: More