Thursday, 03 December 2009
As you all know by now (you all *should* know! ), I'm a since-birth Jersey Girl *HOLLA*. I lived in South Jersey for a bit, spent most of my life in Central, but I've partied all over *fist pump*.
Whether it be Redbank, Belmar, Seaside, Atlantic City, Deal, or LBI, I'm certain I've sowed some wild oats upon every shore of NJ. While it was definitely a debaucherous good time, every time, I never understood why people would come in from out of state to actually vacation here.
It's positively quirky and fun but I always thought of the shore as more of a Jersey-Person's playground. It's awesome, but mostly because it's in our backyard. At least half of the best part is being able to drive back home at the end of the night and sleep in our own beds-a sentiment with which MTV has been fascinated for years.
They've been exploring the nuances of the Jersey-People's stomping ground since 1998 when they planted a summer Beach House in Seaside Heights (to which they returned every summer through the early 2000's) and further exploited the locale (conveniently a few-hours drive away from MTV's NYC headquarters) in this and this episode of True Life. But only now, today, tonight (at 10PM) is MTV finally sharing with the world (America) what they've been working towards all these years: an entire series about NJ's chronic wonderland called "Jersey Shore".
Apparently, many of my fellow NJ'ers fear a negative backlash of incorrect stereotypes of NJ (the show largely features Italian Americans who around these parts are often referred to as "guidos") will spread like wildfire following the premiere of the show (tonight, 10PM, MTV). In response to their hateration, a Jersey Shore cast member explained that "guido" is a lifestyle, not a slur.I guess we'll just have to sort out these differences tomorrow because tonight, I suspect everyone in NJ will either be angrily or excitedly watching MTV (at 10PM).
Will you be watching MTV's "Jersey Shore"? Do you think it will appropriately rep NJ?