The Genius Of MTV’s The Jersey Shore

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Jersey Shore (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jersey Shore (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That’s right, I said the genius of MTV’s the ‘Jersey Shore’. I must say I despise the whole culture, and overall stupidity of the cast members on this show. That being said, for some reason if I sit down and it is on…I will watch it. I started to think that I had contracted a horrible disease, or that my latest snowboarding crash had scrambled my brains. I even consulted a physician to make sure everything was fine, and to my relief everything checked out ok. But then once I realized that nothing was wrong with me, I was even more worried. Does this mean that I just like the ‘Jersey Shore?’ Even just saying that now makes my skin crawl.

I thought, and thought, and thought about it. I couldn’t think of any reason why I actually liked the ‘Jersey Shore.’ Then a lightbulb went off in my head. I realized that there was nothing wrong with me. The creators of the show were just genius.

They are genius because this show works on two different levels. For the stupid people who idolize the characters, it represents their culture of fist pumping, spray tanning, and STD’s. As for myself and the other people who don’t imitate or idolize the people on the Jersey Shore…but still watch it. We watch it like a sociological study into the culture, and mating habits of a sub species of humans. I like to call them Goombas.

I am fascinated with the culture and inner workings of cannibals, because a way of life so different from mine is interesting to me. That is the same reason why I can’t help myself from watching an episode of the ‘Jersey Shore’ when it comes on. I don’t record them or look forward to them every week, but if my guard is down when an episode comes on…I end up watching it. I never thought I would say this MTV, but you guys are brilliant.

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