“Jersey Shore” proved that orange trash is totes entertaining. Unfortunately, the cast of Jersey Shore that I loved so well for the last five seasons is growing up. I’m losing interest in these kids just as my love of white trash reality TV is being revived by “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”
On the latest episode of “Jersey Shore,” Sammi and Ron toasted Deena’s arrest for a public intoxication charge with shots at a boardwalk bar. Mike decided to take Paula out on a real date to make their relationship official. He also decided to buy Snooki a stroller for her newest addition. JWoww and Roger are splitsville, but everyone knows that was short lived as we just saw Halloween pics of them together in the online tabloids.
The antics of the “Jersey Shore” kids have worn thin. The cast is growing up, as they should, and mellowing out, as much as true “guidos” and “guidettes” can. The best prank of episode six goes to Shore Store owner and Shore house landlord, Danny. The funniest part of the show now is the melodramatic music that queues up every time a semi-serious event transpires (Deena’s parents picking her up from the drunk tank; Jenni crying over Roger’s failure to return her phonecalls).
Essentially, Season 6 has been pretty light on the drama and fights that made it famous. The lull in action has spawned an uptick in the editing tricks MTV loves to make the show more visually interesting: shots of the Shore, boardwalk and house exterior; quick cuts from one camera to another; frequent, seemingly endless commercial breaks. It’s almost exhausting to watch with all the jittery handheld camera shots and choppy editing.
MTV producers got one thing right: teasers for the next episode. They keep me coming back because I’m always convinced that next week, something worth watching will happen. When it doesn’t, that teaser for the NEXT episode stops me from removing it from my “series” recording list on the DVR.