'Jersey Shore' finale: Do we really need alligators?
While the rest of the TV-watching world melts down about the sexy "Glee" GQ pix, let's talk about a show that embraces its trashiness: "Jersey Shore."
Unlike Sunday's "Mad Men" finale, we likely won't be back tomorrow with a searching, academic dissection of the final hour of season two of "Jersey Shore" (otherwise known as "The Situation Does Miami"). Instead, we look ahead to one last hour of GTL, grenades, t-shirt time and smooshing. (Except we already know that taping has wrapped on season 3, set back in lovely Seaside Heights, N.J. and casting is underway for season 4. Not to mention possible spin-offs for Snooki and Pauly D.)
Jarringly, the producers decided to mix things up for tonight's final episode -- sending Snooki and the rest of the gang on a trip to the Everglades for close encounters with alligators and native Floridians. Hunh?
Why mess with perfection? Each episode of "Jersey Shore" hews to the same perfect story arc:
Act 1: In which the cast loaf around their sloppy bedrooms, wake up at 2 p.m. and consume mass quantities of chicken parm and Red Bull.
Act 2: Preparation for a night out, which includes the afore-mentioned GTL, T-shirt time, "cabs are here" and the gang's shift of scene to a club around 1 a.m.
Act 3: At the club someone behaves badly. Usually The Situation, but sometimes Snooki (who was actually hospitalized for alcohol poisoning during the taping of season 2) or star-crossed lovers Ronnie and Sammi Sweetheart. Act 3 usually concludes with smooshing and/or some kind of fistfight back at the house.
"Jersey Shore" airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.
Source: The Associated Press
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