jersey shore is ruining new jersey

As a Jersey Girl, born and raised, I find MTV’s newest SCRIPTED “reality show” Jersey Shore to be offensive and insulting, not only to Italians, but to anyone who has lived along the shores of the Garden State. I watched no more than a few minutes of it and was disgusted by it.

The TV series is a heavily scripted show that claims to be the real life adventures of Italian stereotypes.  The show is not based in any reality whatsoever and only furthers negative images of people in Jersey.

What’s worse is there are people out there who think this crap is real and that people who live in and around the shore are like that.  I’m not saying there aren’t jerks out there, but take it from me… there is NOTHING realistic about Jersey Shore.

Like all reality shows, this series is produced to insult the viewer because MTV (like all networks with reality shows) knows that reality TV appeals to people with limited education, are lonely or are in loveless marriages/relationships or believe everything they are told.

Here’s the truth… The cast of Jersey Shore were assembled through a casting call, hired to live in the house, told what to say and do (although some of their lines are improvised) and given the nicknames they have.

The writers are non-union writers (that’s why there are no writing credits) who work for less than unionized TV writers who write for sitcoms and dramas.  And because they receive no credit (like the writers for pro-wrestling) they can work in the event of a writer’s strike.  It’s also a great gig for a college grad looking to make a break into the world of TV.  Sure, you don’t get any credit, but at least you get paid.

Don’t be a drone.  Don’t follow like a bunch of mindless sheep.  The real Jersey shore is a beautiful place filled with many great memories waiting to happen and tons of potential for families and friends looking for vacation spots.

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7 comments

  1. I agree for the most part that “Reality Shows” are scripted, if they were not they would be “Real” and most would tune them out. IMHO “Reality Shows” seems to lampoon life and stretch it to its limits and puts a negative spin on it like “jersey shore” kind of like we do with people from NFLD here, in reality the people from Jersey and NFLD are genuine and down to earth people. I wish reality shows went off the air and get back to real entertainment which has been given the back seat with the endless flood of Reality Shows which are as real as heat wave in the North Pole.

  2. Here’s some realism for you: I don’t watch TV because of shows like that! “New” TV and especially reality TV is absolute-bottom-of-the-barrel-sucker-punch-garbage. I hate it. I’ll tell you what I can’t miss: The Simpsons, Lost, Big Bang Theory and Fringe. Everything else can shove it. Or something like that.

  3. as someone who also grew up in jersey, i can’t stand this crap. people seem to think that jersey is nothin but what’s shown in this show. i don’t fist pump. i’m not italian. i’m not an idiot. i don’t tooawlk like dis n say joizee.

    mtv ruins things, plain and simple

  4. I’m shocked! I’m totally surprised you’ve posted nothing about Adam Giambrone! I was expecting pure awesomeness in the form of writing, such passion about his idiocy and immense glee at his downfall! I’m still hoping…

  5. some interesting info on the show i thought i would share

    A New Jersey judge has allowed a lawsuit against Jersey Shore that claims the show’s producers engaged in a “criminal enterprise” by airing fights deliberately instigated by cast members to proceed, according to The Associated Press.

    The women of Jersey Shore get makeovers

    Filed in March by attorney Eugene LaVergne, the lawsuit seeks unspecified damages on behalf of three clients, who were involved in drunken altercations with cast member Ronnie Magro, The AP reports.
    Source: http://www.tvguide.com/News/Jersey-Shore-Lawsuit-1018057.aspx

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