First off, let’s pay respects to Seaside Heights. I’ve never been there, probably never will, but Hurricane Sandy left an indelible mark on it, and I hope that rebuilding is swift, and easy and that the tragedy is kept to a minimum. I also hope that nothing happen to Bruce Springsteen’s house, if he has one there. As far as The Shore Store, or Karma, or the Jersey Shore House, or any of the other places these jokers call their TV home away from home? I don’t give a rip. Bruce is my Higher Power. These kids are my albatross.
I agreed to recap Jersey Shore because Flipit is charming, there aren’t many episodes left, and also because an hour before I got an email from him, my long-term dude and I called off the whole affair. I maintain I was in a fugue state when I agreed to do this. Oh, I’m totally fine with the break-up, it’s that now I have to watch Jersey Shore is the problem. Thursdays I’m glued to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League. Then I click around the channels and the bright colors MTV uses to lure my old ass in get me every time. Geez, no wonder I got half-dumped. If it’s mutual, you only get half-dumped. FYI.
Here is your Moment of Silence for down the shore. Thoughts and prayers to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. From where Vinnie was standing Times Square, it looked like it was pretty cold; it’s going to be a long winter for a lot of Americans.
I will say this: Like millions of viewers, I was once captivated with how funny and genuine the Jersey Shore kids were. They went to party, and party they did. They gave us a phenom first season, and it was their affection for one another that really showed through. They came together as roommates, and the whole family vibe that they talked about showed. I do appreciate that they seem to be aware of this being their last season, and even though they’re calling it in as far as the show is concerned, the fact that they genuinely love each other shines through. I like that. They don’t seem to give a rip about the camera and the storylines, but they obviously care deeply about each other. I like that they came back together for this season, and I like that the reality show veil is thin here. They buy expensive stuff, and they don’t apologize or explain. They have a good relationship with Danny, and they have taken into account that whenever they go somewhere, there are hangers on and there are people who aren’t cool toward them. I respect the show a little more for not trying to cover everything up. … um, then again, I should not bring respect into this at all. This show is awful, and we’re all watching out of habit but I guess we’re also watching two seasons past the expiration date is because there’s something human and hilarious about them. Honey Boo Boo Child and June better take note, just sayin’.