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Release Date:
3 December 2009 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
New Shore. Same Crazy. See more »
Plot:
A reality-based look at the vapid lives of several New Jersey 20-somethings and their respective friends and/or hook-ups.
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2 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 19)

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro ... Himself (77 episodes, 2009-2012)

Vinny Guadagnino ... Himself (77 episodes, 2009-2012)

Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley ... Herself (73 episodes, 2009-2012)

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi ... Herself / ... (67 episodes, 2009-2012)

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino ... Himself (67 episodes, 2009-2012)

Paul 'Pauly D' DelVecchio ... Himself - DJ Pauly D / ... (65 episodes, 2009-2012)

Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola ... Herself (65 episodes, 2009-2012)

Deena Nicole Cortese ... Herself (53 episodes, 2011-2012)
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Series Directed by
Brad Kreisberg (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Josh Opitz (12 episodes, 2012)
Josh Raymond (9 episodes, 2012)
Anthony Beltempo (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
SallyAnn Salsano (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
Michael James Nelson (3 episodes, 2010-2011)

Series Produced by
Charlie Newton .... senior supervising producer / co-executive producer / ... (71 episodes, 2009-2012)
SallyAnn Salsano .... executive producer (69 episodes, 2009-2012)
Sean Hogan .... segment producer / field producer (58 episodes, 2009-2012)
Chris Daly .... story producer (50 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sheonna Mix .... producer / supervising producer / ... (46 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jacob Walker .... senior story producer (37 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jacquelyn French .... executive producer (33 episodes, 2009-2012)
Paul Storck .... supervising producer / producer (28 episodes, 2010-2012)
Roy Orecchio .... supervising producer (23 episodes, 2010-2011)
Michael Felix .... associate producer (23 episodes, 2011-2012)
Josh Opitz .... story producer (17 episodes, 2012)
Jeff DeWandler .... senior story producer / story producer (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
Nick Fries .... story producer (15 episodes, 2010-2012)
Christian Le Guilloux .... story producer (15 episodes, 2010)
Elon Cook .... field producer (13 episodes, 2009-2011)
Robin Koethcke .... segment producer (12 episodes, 2012)
Diana Morelli .... field producer (12 episodes, 2012)
Wendi Wan .... field producer (12 episodes, 2012)
Bradley Kell .... senior producer / producer (11 episodes, 2010)
Nathan Alan Bunker .... associate producer (11 episodes, 2012)
Pam LaLima .... co-executive producer / executive producer (10 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jenifer Faison .... senior producer (10 episodes, 2010)
Keith Burke .... producer / senior story producer / ... (9 episodes, 2009-2011)
Clay Wolflick .... producer (9 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jamaal Avery .... associate producer (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Scott Jeffress .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
Lisa Marie Tobin .... producer / supervising producer (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
Timothy J. Hamilton .... development team producer (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Josh Peters .... development team producer (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Damon Epps .... supervising producer (8 episodes, 2012)
Bryan Johnson .... segment producer (7 episodes, 2009-2011)
Tara Safar .... segment producer (7 episodes, 2009-2011)
Ashli Tortorello .... segment producer (7 episodes, 2009-2011)
Joel Zimmer .... production executive / executive producer (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Anthony Beltempo .... segment producer (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Joe Kingsley .... line producer (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jarrett Lambo .... producer (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Stephanie Lydecker .... development executive producer (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steven Matty .... producer (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Megan Pickett .... assistant producer (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nathan Carpenter .... story producer (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Josh Morris .... story producer (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
James Davis .... producer (5 episodes, 2011)
Krista Van Nieuwburg .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Howell .... segment producer / associate producer / ... (4 episodes, 2009-2012)
Danny Shaner .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Chandrea Miller .... story producer (4 episodes, 2010)
Helia Correia .... story producer (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
Breanna Jensen .... segment producer / associate producer (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
Clare Devereux .... segment producer / location producer (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Joshua Adams .... line producer (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sev DeMyers .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kari McFarland .... executive producer: VH1 (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jeff Olde .... executive producer: VH1 (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Christina Olmi .... broadband producer (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Josh Raymond .... story producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Sally Ann Salsano .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Liz Chapetta .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Tessa Pechal .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rick Hankey .... executive producer: VH1 (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ashley Mastronardi .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Josh Lansky .... producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Jordan Bogdonavage .... story producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Billy Grant .... story producer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
David Vanacore (75 episodes, 2009-2012)
Raney Shockne (28 episodes, 2009-2011)
Adam Malka (26 episodes, 2010-2011)
Benjamin Forrest Davis (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Russell Howard (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Michael Baiardi (10 episodes, 2012)
Wellington Lora Jr. (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Aitan Segal (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brian Steimle (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Brad Jones (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ken Abraham (10 episodes, 2011)
Frankie Le Nguyen (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rod C. Spence (7 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jennifer Read (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tom Lannin (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Christopher Sam (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Timothy Kelley (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Wendy Shuey (4 episodes, 2011)
Alexander Bliss (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
David Coppola (3 episodes, 2009)
Neal Acosta (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ben Eisele (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Scott Taylor (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jason Cherella (2 episodes, 2010)
Nathan Carpenter (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting by
Doron Ofir (64 episodes, 2009-2012)
Josh Allouche (29 episodes, 2009-2012)
Shaggy Bajrami (7 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Production Design by
Jake Leslie (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dana Leibovitz (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jamie Harper .... makeup department head (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Production Management
Ryan Abbott .... head of post-production (57 episodes, 2010-2012)
Michael Felix .... unit manager (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
Marco Giacometti .... unit manager (10 episodes, 2011)
Megan Estes .... production manager (8 episodes, 2012)
A.R. Ervolino .... post-production supervisor / post-production manager (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Mark Grzesiuk .... production manager (4 episodes, 2009)
Amy Griggs .... executive in charge of production (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jack Goncalves .... production manager (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brittany Lutz .... unit manager: MTV (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Clayton Van Nortwick .... production manager (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Alessio Jim Della Valle .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Shaw .... first assistant director / assistant director (13 episodes, 2010-2012)
 
Series Art Department
Brian Crabb .... assistant art director / leadman (70 episodes, 2009-2012)
Kelley Lennon .... swing (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Daniel Lira .... set dresser (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Velia Lopez .... set dresser (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Cory Lennon .... leadman (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Torrel Alexis .... sound re-recording mixer (79 episodes, 2009-2012)
Meghan Knight .... A2 / sound: a2 (37 episodes, 2009-2011)
Danny McCullough .... sound supervisor / sound mixer (25 episodes, 2009-2012)
Paul Dillon .... sound mixer (13 episodes, 2011)
Steve Neal .... dubbing stage engineer / mix stage engineer (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Chris Gresham .... sound editor (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Joe Stearns .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 2012)
Jorge Bousa .... audio mixer / sound supervisor (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
James Coronado .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
John Hatcher .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2010)
Lindsey Vickers .... sound / sound mixer (2 episodes, 2009-2012)
Brian Allen .... audio mixer (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Joanne Elfier .... audio mixer (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Casey Sweten .... audio mixer (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Tan .... camera operator (47 episodes, 2009-2011)
Joel Tacorda .... camera operator / assistant camera (47 episodes, 2010-2012)
Colleen Laffey .... camera operator (41 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jeff Daly .... still photographer (40 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kelley Lennon .... assistant camera (38 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ryan Bailey .... lighting board operator / gaffer (37 episodes, 2009-2011)
James Doza .... camera operator (26 episodes, 2009-2011)
Carrie Dufresne .... camera operator / assistant camera (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Erik Boccio .... lighting technician (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Shaun Newton .... camera operator (17 episodes, 2009-2012)
Adam Troeger .... jib arm operator / jib camera operator / ... (13 episodes, 2009-2011)
Luke Grossaint .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2010)
Michael Matney .... best boy electric / electrician (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Pete McGill .... lighting director (6 episodes, 2009-2011)
Scott McCleary .... electrician (6 episodes, 2012)
Andrew Curtis .... camera operator: robo (4 episodes, 2009)
Marc Stumpo .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Justin Remillard .... camera operator / assistant camera (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
Garo Hernandez .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Julio Cesar Lopez .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jon Sabia .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jovan Sales .... assistant camera / camera operator (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Justin Woiwode .... electrician (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ryan Bailey .... electrician / gaffer (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tim Breuer .... lighting assistant (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Allison T. DiBiase .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ryan Graves .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kevin Moore .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Aaron Uentillie .... best boy (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brandon Benning .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting Department
Scott Moretti .... casting producer (14 episodes, 2011)
Marcy Tishk .... casting coordinator (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Doron Ofir .... original casting / supervising casting director (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Vanessa Romanelli .... casting producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Josh Allouche .... casting producer (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sheryl Esquejo .... casting coordinator (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Whitney Wickers .... cast coordinator (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeni Elizabeth .... wardrobe supervisor (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Greg Taber .... assistant editor / post-production assistant (63 episodes, 2009-2012)
Chris Cimino .... assistant editor (38 episodes, 2011-2012)
Dan Didsbury .... assistant editor (37 episodes, 2011-2012)
Matthew Toungate .... assistant editor (29 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brad Cordeiro .... lead assistant editor (27 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jesse Betlyon .... post-production assistant / post-production coordinator (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jeremy Hochteil .... assistant editor (24 episodes, 2012)
Devlin McCluskey .... post-production coordinator (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Josh Opitz .... post-production assistant (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
Koon Hur .... on-line assistant editor (15 episodes, 2012)
Matt Ostrow .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2012)
Roxy Evensen .... story editor (13 episodes, 2011)
Brett Jozel .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 2011)
Crystal House .... on-line editor (12 episodes, 2012)
Michael Picciotti .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2012)
Samone LeMieux .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 2012)
Josh Raymond .... story editor / story producer (11 episodes, 2012)
Ryan Abbott .... head of post-production (10 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kaylan Baker .... post-production assistant (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Robert Danbom .... post-production coordinator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Dennis Ivarsson .... post-production assistant (8 episodes, 2012)
Jan Janotta .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Justin Sutton .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Philip Pucci .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Evelyn Labonte .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2012)
Eric Matz .... assistant on-line editor / on-line editor (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fernando Ramirez .... lead assistant editor (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Louis Borreli .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Dante Clay .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Travis Farmer .... assistant editor / lead assistant editor (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Judd Hollander .... assistant editor / lead assistant editor (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Stephanie Ochoa .... assistant editor / lead assistant editor (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Christopher Spindelilus .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Music Department
Alec Puro .... composer: additional music (49 episodes, 2009-2012)
Eugene Kulikov .... composer: additional music (33 episodes, 2009-2011)
Danny Burke .... composer: additional music (16 episodes, 2009-2011)
Brian J. Casey .... composer: additional music (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Rick Krimbel .... music coordinator (12 episodes, 2011)
Daniel DeBlanke .... musician (6 episodes, 2009-2011)
Sarah Ellquist .... musician (6 episodes, 2009-2011)
John Nooney .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Clayton Craig Butler .... composer: additional music (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Stewart Cararas .... musician / music engineer: songs / ... (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
D.A. Young .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2009)
Jose Cuello .... creative music integration: senior vice president (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Rochelle Holguin .... director creative music integration: VH1 (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lance Israel .... music and media licensing (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Clint Stapleton .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tomas Ramirez Altamirano .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Melissa Ortiz .... production accountant / accountant (74 episodes, 2009-2012)
Michael Popa .... technical manager / technical supervisor / ... (67 episodes, 2009-2012)
Greg Ashamalla .... director of finance & operations / head of finance and operations: 495 (62 episodes, 2009-2012)
Josh Raymond .... office manager / development assistant (41 episodes, 2009-2011)
Christopher Spindelilus .... post production coordinator (26 episodes, 2010-2011)
Karol Escobar .... production assistant (26 episodes, 2012)
Sam Bellikoff .... assistant to executive producer (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
Hannah Cook .... production assistant (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
Janay Dutton .... director: series production (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
Adriana Sanchez .... production accountant / payroll (14 episodes, 2009-2011)
Sal Maresca .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2010)
Chris Cimino .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2011)
Marco Tomaselli .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2011)
Michael Hall .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2011)
Paul Zurheide .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2011)
Blake Burdette .... release coordinator (13 episodes, 2012)
Dan Leibman .... field coordinator (13 episodes, 2012)
Gioele Donnamaria .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Caciagli .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2011)
Kaitlin Dixon .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 2012)
Rachel Marks .... office production assistant (10 episodes, 2010)
Leslie Ogoe .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2012)
Jessica Pinney .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2010)
Melissa G. Nathan .... assistant: MTV (8 episodes, 2011)
Heather McKay .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2010)
Diana Albo .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2011)
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control (5 episodes, 2012)
Stephanie Lydecker .... executive consultant / development / ... (4 episodes, 2009-2012)
Adam Hime .... vice president of IP and litigation / vice president: business and legal affairs (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Lameka Lucas .... press: VH1 / press / ... (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jessica Nicola .... communications: MTV / publicist (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Wendy Perez .... publicist (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
James Bianco .... head of production: 495 (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jordan Nefouse .... assistant production coordinator (4 episodes, 2010)
Louis Molnar .... technical supervisor (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rich Asprec .... car rigger (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Daniel Caster .... senior coordinator: MTV series production (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Stephan Cybyk .... programming and scheduling manager (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ido Ecker .... coordinator: programming and scheduling (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Anthony Fassino .... standards and practices: manager (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Gilbert Ferebee .... production coordinator: MTV series production (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Blake Garrett .... cast coordinator (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Andrew Han .... vice president: business and legal affairs (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jeff Huck .... technical coordinator (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kristin McCarthy .... cast coordinator (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Megan Pickett .... assistant: SallyAnn Salsano (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brian N. Potter .... rights and clearances (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jason Prince .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jon Sabia .... manager: vod (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Justin Simpson .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jennifer Sousa .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Shelly Tatro .... senior vice president of production: VH1 (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Antonio Velarde .... release coordinator (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Christopher Knox .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Ryan Campbell .... tape coordinator / technical coordinator (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Phil DePietro .... assistant production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Emily Yeomans .... publicist (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sara Eslami .... assistant production office coordinator / assistant release coordinator (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Vivian Valdes .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Rhonda Glover .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Thanks
Darin Frank .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Shelly Tatro .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 

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Argentina:18 | Australia:MA | Brazil:18 | Canada:14A (DVD rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (DVD rating) | France:-16 | Mexico:C | USA:TV-14

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50 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
"Jersey Shore" - The very definition of a guilty pleasure, 7 September 2010
Author: dee.reid from United States

I'm not going to lie. I hate reality television. I really do. Everyday, everywhere you turn, there's a new reality show on the horizon for obnoxious (mostly young) people who clearly don't deserve the attention they're getting on their own reality show, only to have them become tabloid fodder for the next several months after the show has faltered or been replaced by a new one. Everybody knows about Paris Hilton, the Kardashians (Khloe, not Kim, is one curvaceous Armenian-American bombshell, by the way), Kendra Wilkinson, the various "Love" shows on VH1, and now MTV has put out their latest: "Jersey Shore."

Seriously, what is our American culture coming to? Have we really been reduced to an "idiocracy"? According to Mike Judge's 2006 film, yes we have.

"Jersey Shore" became a huge hit when it debuted in December 2009, and also sparked a myriad of controversies stemming from its negative portrayal of eight Italian-American young people (according to Wikipedia, only five of the eight 20-somethings are actually of genuine Italian ancestry), who have a summer share on New Jersey's Seaside Heights community and thus bringing a lot of unwelcome notoriety to the area. These eight self-proclaimed "Guidos/Guidettes" (four Italian-American men and four Italian-American women) - alpha male Mike "The Situation," DJ Pauly D, Ronnie, Vinny (my personal "favorite," meaning he's the least annoying and he is essentially a nice, good guy who for the most part stays out of the worst trouble), Sammi "Sweetheart" (the only one of the cast members who is actually from New Jersey), Jenni "JWoww," Angelina "Jolie," and fan-favorite Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi - spend their summer on Jersey Shore partying, hooking up, tanning, drinking, fixing their hair (guys and girls both), clubbing, fighting, and engaging in every other form of debauchery known to man while also finding some time taking turns working in a boardwalk t-shirt store.

"Jersey Shore" is pretty atypical when it comes to reality television. The show is pure trash, pure unbridled trash. But like most guilty pleasure television, "Jersey Shore" keeps you watching no matter how much it goes against your better judgment, and however many brain cells you might kill by tuning in to watch new episodes every week. It's an instance in which you'll be watching it one minute, and then kicking yourself the next for doing so. The characters are typical reality show fodder: the alpha male, the entertainer, the bitch/drama queen, the slut, the troublemaker, the instigator, the stalwart nice hero guy - you get the point, because we've seen it all before. None of the characters are particularly likable or sympathetic (except for my "favorite," of course, Vinny), but they are engaging and have over-sized egos and personalities that have launched them into pop culture stardom, whether they are deserving of it or not.

In other words, they're here to stay, whether we like it or not...

MTV really outdid themselves with "Jersey Shore"; not only was the show a ratings success (as of now, a third season is already in the works), but it has become a bona-fide pop culture phenomenon complete with t-shirts, endorsements, and its own "Jersey Shore"-esquire lingo ("yo, that ugly chick in the jacuzzi's a 'grenade'"). Already, "The Situation" is set to gain $5 million by the end of the year in a planned autobiography book deal, a workout fitness routine, and various other endorsements. Ronnie was charged with aggravated assault stemming from an incident in which he knocked out a guy who had confronted him at a nightclub. And poor little "Snooki" was recently charged with annoying people on the beach while heavily intoxicated; and she also got her lights punched out by some guy at a bar during the first season (poor "Snooki" - she's got a big mouth, all right, but no one deserves to get hit like she did by a big drunken coward like she did, no matter how annoying she was being).

"Jersey Shore" is trash entertainment, purely. I'm addicted to this show now, I think, after having purchased the first season on DVD after scattered viewings on TV got my mouth watery for 20-something New Jersey-style antics and debauchery. I can't stop thinking or talking about it with people who care for it. Yes, sir, that's reality TV infamy for you, and it worked its magic on yet another poor soul who will be feeling very sorry for having watched it on an ultra-curious whim...

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