Bow Your Heads: A Eulogy For “Jersey Shore”

‘MTV’s announcement that the upcoming season of “Jersey Shore” would be its last didn’t come as much of a surprise,’ says Vulture. ‘Yet I can’t help feeling like it’ll just be me showing up to watch it go into the cold ground, while an indifferent priest tosses a handful of ziti onto the pine box…Love or loathe it, “Jersey Shore” was entertaining once. At its “best,” the show cheerfully invited our scorn, the derision of our best cultural thinkers, and even the cruel archness of our president (“I’ve got to admit, I don’t know who Snooki is,” he told Joy Behar in 2010). But at some point, it stopped being outrageous enough to care about.’ And once that happened, it was garlic toast.

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