What do you get when you put together a kid who thinks he's awesome, an annoying family and celebrities who really couldn't care less?
Yes, folks, you get "The Show with Vinny," which MTV must have thought would be awesome, but ended up, well not being awesome at all.
We first met Vinny Guadagnino when he entered the Jersey Shore house, bright-eyed, almost innocent. He was my favorite. I thought he was normal and down-to-earth. Even throughout the entire six seasons, Vinny was the only one that, given the chance, I might strike up a conversation with.
“The Show with Vinny” is a “Jersey Shore”?spin-off that may be seen on mtv.com.
Then, Vinny wrote a book. Thinking he was our generation's Dr. Phil on anxiety, Vinny presented us with, "Control the Crazy: My Plan to Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama, and Maintain Inner Cool." Like every other celebrity who has their 15 minutes of fame and just doesn't know what to do with it, publishing a book really didn't work out for Vinny either. Just like JWoww and Snookie, I don't think the public was saying, "Yeah! I bet they write really well. I totally would take advice from them."
While Vinny's struggle on television with anxiety was humbling for him, he, of course, took something that is plaguing the young people of America and turned it into something he felt he was an expert on.
So, what would your next step be? Oh, yes, have my own talk show! And let me put my annoying and overbearing family on TV too! And, so, Vinny did it. Each episode opens with Vinny, who still lives at home, talking about who he is going to interview. I find Vinny bland and each interview is awkward and uncomfortable for me to watch.
Even with his idol, Lil Wayne, Vinny was a boring, wet noodle. Maybe it was his nerves, but I felt that Lil Wayne was unimpressed and even bored by Vinny.
He awkwardly hit on YouTube sensation, Jenna Marbles and they facetimed with Snookie, who is not a fan of Jenna. This moment was only interesting because of Jenna Marbles. Vinny was just taking up space.
The show had potential. The guests that were being interviewed were hip and up-and-coming, including female rapper, Iggy Azalea, Tyler the Creator and actress from "The Vampire Diaries," Kat Graham. The concept was there, it was just executed poorly.
What I wish was less family antics. We already know Vinny's family was outlandish, obstrusive and a little bit innapropriate. His Uncle Nino almost got naked and rolled around in glitter with Ke$ha. We get it.
Some people may appreciate the awkwardness that Vinny displays. And yeah, I'd probably get kinda nervous and weird if I was interviewing Norman Reedus too. But I'm not trying to stretch my 15 minutes of fame in the entertainment industry, now am I?
Whether a second season is in Vinny's future or not, I won't be tuning in. "The Show with Vinny" isn't currently on, but you can catch all the episodes at www.mtv.com, if you dare.