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Jersey Shore is coming back, but it now feels like a relic of a simpler time

  • Weighing in on MTV’s Jersey Shore Family Vacation announcement, Sean O’Neal says Jersey Shore “now feels like a relic of a simpler time, when we all still had the brain capacity to laugh at the drunken bickering of idiots. Way back in those carefree days of assuming that these sorts of self-involved, proudly avaricious reality stars represented only a fringe element of society that would certainly never attain broader political influence, the show was a real guilty pleasure phenomenon, spawning a mini-cottage industry of other shows about yelling Italians, and giving rise to myriad spinoffs centered on individual cast members—not to mention inspiring dozens of regional remakes all around the world, including the just-premiered Floribama Shore. Its cultural legacy is both lasting and surprisingly renewable, a fact that is probably best not to dwell on for too long.”

    TOPICS: MTV, Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Family Vacation, Reality TV