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– “Frightening. I fear for the future of our nation.”
– “Oh look, another sign of the Apocalypse.”
– “This makes me sad.”
– “There you go, 8.6 million reasons why abortion should exist.”
These comments from EW.com readers are familiar to anybody who follows Jersey Shore online. After every mind-blowing viewership record set by the MTV hit (its ratings were bigger than Grey’s Anatomy a couple weeks back), there’s a wailing “oh the humanity” outcry. Love or hate the series, there’s no other TV program whose success yields more outrage and depression.
So for haters and fans seeking validation alike, here is why Jersey Shore is popular. The reasons might even make you feel better about the “future of our nation:”
– Jersey Shore created its own world. Most cultural-shifting mega hits — from Star Wars to Survivor — introduce their own unique self-contained universe. Shore has specialized characters (so-called guidos and guidettes), setting (skeezy beach clubs), fashion (Ed Hardy, exploded) and language (“smush,” “robbery,” “grenades”). It’s like Middle Earth, except the hobbits are humpy with fake tans.
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