I USED to watch the Jersey Shore for a while….
But it got boring and irrelevant…
I mean these young people getting paid $65,000 a show to do well……
Nothing except be silly….
Now I know people LOVE this stuff….
But it’s so boring that….
I question if the outrageous stuff isn’t staged?
The Jersey Shore spinoff Snooki & Jwowwpremieres on MTV tonight. It’s a mess—and not in the good, public-intoxication-arrest kind of way. Instead of letting the two dynamic personalities—who have proven to be ratings gold for the network—just live their lives as cameras follow them around, every aspect of the show is entirely staged, right down to the premise and dialogue. It comes off like a pro-wrestling skit, except not as exciting or convincing. These women are iconic figures in their own right (they’re popular Halloween costumes!), and we follow their lives in real time through the tabloids and their Twitter feeds. Why bother creating a false reality when we’re already so acquainted with the actual one?
As an avid reality TV watcher, I loathe the trope about how “all reality TV is fake.” That is simply not true. Discussing a recent “scandal” revealing the lengths to which producers of HGTV’s House Hunters stage the show, the Daily Beast’s Andy Dehnart put it best…..
Snookie is engaged and pregnant for goodness….
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