Critic Consensus: Jersey Shore proves to be a seminal work in the trash reality canon, thanks to its cast of endearing characters and alcohol-fueled drama.
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Beneath their tans and gel, the cast of Jersey Shore showed us how to be good to ourselves and one another. Mainly they fought for, not with each other.
The other endearing quality of the show was that the cast genuinely seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Jersey Shore centers on the broad ethnic stereotypes... Instead of looking at Jersey Shore as a chance to transform these over-simplified characterizations into a positive celebration of their ethnicity, they use them to excuse inappropriate behavior.
The characters of Jersey Shore were more fully realized, but also more of a punchline than the Laguna kids were.
This iteration also relied on great divides, but the presumption was that one-way cultural exchange was sufficient. Jersey Shore was revolutionary because it had roots in both of these versions but also inverted them.
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