Source: Jersey Shore Recap, April 8, 2010
It's a Jersey Shore World
Thursday, 08 April 2010 10:39
Nation, when The Jersey Shore first aired on MTV what seems like ages ago, we here at JSR predicted far reaching social consequences. Similar to disco in the 70's, neon in the 80's, and Hammer pants in the 90's, this show has the ability to forever change the pop culture landscape. We're already seeing the deep groundswell this show has created.
Take for example the new show Jerseylicious which began on the Style Network, March 21st. Jerseylicious follows seven salon employees, six women and one man, who run the Gatsby Salon "where big hair meets even bigger personalities." This is sure to be another Jersey hit. We can't tell you how much we enjoy shows about hair salons, but throw in a few trashy broads from Jersey – we smell Emmy nomination!
But it doesn't end there Nation. We all know that the Italian Americans that personify Jersey Shore are incredibly diverse, (Johnny, Pauly, Vinnie, Ronnie, Donnie, Fonzie – all unique in their own respect) which is why they now have broken down racial barriers and crossed socioeconomic lines in helping to create an Asian themed Jersey Shore! That was not a typo. Recently a production company has been posting ads on Craigslist for casting for an Asian themed reality show similar to Jersey Shore. The ad reads:
“Looking for interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-Americans to cast in a reality show similar to JERSEY SHORE, REAL WORLD, THE HILLS, etc. We need attractive Asian-Americans with lively, strong, and unique personalities between the ages of 18 to 30 with equally interesting life stories and perspectives to share, especially individuals who know about and/or experienced the Koreatown life. If you are not Asian but are obsessed with Asian culture or people in some way, email us and please explain.”
Wow, there is so much awesomeness to digest from that. First, it’s great that you don’t even have to BE Asian for the show, just obsessed with its culture. We like that equal treatment. Second, for those of you not familiar with Koreatown, it is a magical and wonderful place. We can already see the montage for Season 1: Prop cars from the set of The Fast & Furious, Crown Royal flowing like water, midnight jaunts to the local rub and tug, and young Asian Americans who raise hell while also excelling in math and science. You know what that’s called? Number 1 ratings spot.
These are just two examples of the beginning of a new dawn. Be prepared Nation, this could be the initial stages of a cultural utopia.