Jersey Shore stars Pauly D and Vinny's dating reality show proved to have a secret authenticity, says Darren Franich. "Here’s where Double Shot‘s secret authenticity comes in," he says. "Pauly D and Vinny understood the synthetic quality of the show. And they also explained how their strange lives require some synthetic qualities: Months filming partyfights with public friends, loud appearances with fans, headlines when they tweet toward the President. Pauly D is a DJ, turns out, and oh the life of a DJ, long nights, crowds, every country’s Vegas — and the beats, my friends, always the beats. So, like, really: Why not meet the love of your life on a sex-idiot soap opera?"