There are many annoying things in our culture: SunDrop commercials, corny news anchors, soap operas ... I could go on and on.
There's no getting around it. While a majority of the world says that something is annoying and they don't agree with it being on TV, there are a handful of people who actually stand up and say, "I am not ashamed."
The reality show "Jersey Shore" has been a mindworm in our brains for five seasons now, and you cannot deny that if there weren't people out there liking the show, it would have stopped at season one.
The cast of “Jersey Shore” is seen posing on a beach.
I like to group "Jersey Shore" in the same category as Justin Beiber and Carly Rae Jepson's song, "Call Me Maybe." No matter what corner you turn, no matter how hipster you think you are, no matter what cave you think you live in, you cannot escape them.
"Jersey Shore" is essentially a trash show. But, I, along with most of America, watch it. Judge not, because there are people out there watching it - you can't name a person between the ages of 16 and 30 who doesn't know what fist-pumping is and you just can't help but watch.
Our society is a glutton for punishment. And just because you watch a show does not mean you are a fan or you agree with everything that is said and done. Maybe you're like me and you watch because just want to see what's going on.
Breakthrough characters Snookie, JWoww and DJ Pauly D are probably the most popular. They specialize in being in the media's face and then complaining about their lack of privacy. OK. So I want privacy. I'm going to let a camera follow me around while I am drinking heavily, most likely doing the most embarrassing things I've ever thought I could do, and then I'll put it on national television. Sounds like a plan to me.
Anyway, most of America is familiar with those three because their antics have earned them spin-off shows. Currently, MTV has "Snooki and JWoww" on in the "Jersey Shore" time slot. This show delves a little bit into a more "normal" side of the girls. Maybe that's because Snookie can't drink, since she's pregnant with her boyfriend, now fiancee, Jionni's, future guido or guidette.
Don't get me wrong. I have no doubt in my mind that the cast of "Jersey Shore" are the last role model I would want for children, but it's still in front of our eyes. And for the last five seasons, every Thursday we've been inundated with their partying ways.
I'm not going to lie, I laugh. I think Snookie is just naturally comedic with her antics and I enjoy watching her get drunk and fall down. I just thank God I'm not the one who has to be there to take care of her.
JWoww is like the Stone Cold Steve Austin of the show and that always makes for great entertainment.
I'm not really sure if I've seen anyone other than Sammie "The Sweetheart" try and take her. One of my favorite moments in all the seasons is when the cast were on a trip and Mike "The Situation," said something to JWoww about her appearance and she showed him how it is, involving her fist and his jaw. Out of all of them, I would most likely hang out with her because she's feminine yet tough at the same time and seems the most drama free out of all of them.
Many girls watch the show because of the "attractive" men in the cast as well. I have to shake my head at that, because I can't find a man attractive if he's calling girls "grenades," implying that they are ugly, fat, etc ... Have they looked in the mirror? I will refrain from my opinions, but these men are my age and I find them repulsive. Repulsive, but entertaining.
Although it's been a fun run with "Jersey Shore," I do believe it's coming to an end. I do pray for Snookie's unborn child's sake that she will not be galavanting around New Jersey clubs. Most of the cast members have written their own books (which shames the word "author") and have their own product lines on the shelves or in the works. Andy Warhol was more right than he ever thought he would be when he said, "Everyone will have their 15 minutes of fame."
The real victim here is New Jersey. Maybe that's what they get for all those years of bad driving.
Watch "Snooki and JWoww" at 10 p.m. Thursdays on MTV.