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Thursday 10/21/2010
Updated: October 21, 2010 - 11:53 pm
The "Jersey Shore" recap: Going out with a bang - No, not that kind

Episode 13: "Back Into the Fold"

Thursday 10/14/2010
Updated: October 14, 2010 - 11:42 pm
The 'Jersey Shore' Recap: Same Old Song and Dance

Episode 12: "Déjà vu All Over Again"

Thursday 10/07/2010
Updated: October 07, 2010 - 11:44 pm
‘Jersey Shore' Quick Thoughts: ‘Eureka! A group of guidos!'

What we learned going into tonight's episode of "Jersey Shore," titled "Girls Like That":

Updated: October 07, 2010 - 5:56 pm
'Jersey Shore': A new episode AND a 'Bones' homage

Is it "Jersey Shore" night already? My, how the time flies...

Saturday 10/02/2010
Posted: October 02, 2010 - 12:30 am
The 'Jersey Shore' Weekly Poll: Angelina's gone ... who should be next?

OK, we know the following:

Friday 10/01/2010
Updated: October 01, 2010 - 6:58 pm
'Jersey Shore' ratings report: Angelina's antics score big

The ratings for last night's episode are in, and is reporting 6.723 million people tuned in to watch Angelina's Miami implosion, including a series high in the coveted 18-49 demographic.

Updated: October 01, 2010 - 10:28 am
The ‘Jersey Shore' Recap: Trash Day

Episode 10: "Gone, Baby, Gone"

Thursday 09/30/2010
Updated: September 30, 2010 - 11:37 pm
‘Jersey Shore' Recap: Quick thoughts

Girl fight! You'd think that'd be enough to get the juices flowin' ... but then you watch Snooki and Angelina tussling on the floor of their Miami pad - the Dirty Pad, going by last week's episode - and no one would fault you if, instead of feeling titillation, you felt nausea, like Ronnie driving the Escalade when afflicted with OSS (Old Sandwich Syndrome).

Updated: September 30, 2010 - 2:04 pm
'Jersey Shore': We're baaack

The blog is back.

Friday 09/17/2010
Posted: September 17, 2010 - 10:10 pm
Break time

Sorry the blog's gone quiet for a bit. But with no new episode this week,  it seemed a good time to rest up for the back half of season two. There won't be an episode recap for next week's show. Not right away, anyway. Look for it Monday, Sept. 27, when we'll dive back into all the "Jersey Shore" goodness, including how Situation's faring -- or not -- on "Dancing With the Stars."

Tuesday 09/14/2010
Posted: September 14, 2010 - 12:30 am
The ‘Jersey Shore' Recap: Part III: Love Connections

When you're watching "Jersey Shore," you know exactly what you're going to get:

Monday 09/13/2010
Updated: September 13, 2010 - 10:23 pm
The ‘Jersey Shore' Recap: Part II, The Time Machine


Sunday 09/12/2010
Posted: September 12, 2010 - 12:30 pm
'Jersey Shore': The Numbers Game

It's a rainy, lazy Sunday. And if opening day for professional football doesn't do it for ya, head on over to MTV, where the network is in the middle of an all-day marathon of "Jersey Shore." It leads into an all-new episode at 7 p.m., preceding the MTV Video Music Awards.

Updated: September 12, 2010 - 11:54 am
‘Jersey Shore': The weekly poll ... no, really

Looks like someone got into the RonRon Juice...

Updated: September 13, 2010 - 10:23 pm
The ‘Jersey Shore' recap: Part I: After the Smush

"Jersey Shore" gets romantic? Who'd a thunk it? A remarkably drama-free episode instead played relationship bingo. After the fireworks of the last couple of weeks, we should've expected a bit of a letdown sooner or later.

Friday 09/10/2010
Updated: September 12, 2010 - 11:54 am
‘Jersey Shore' Ratings Report: Not even the NFL can slow it down

Yawn... another week, another great rating. is reporting last night's episode of "Jersey Shore" snagged 6.4 million viewers, on par with the week before. This while up against the season debut of the NFL, which, presumably, attracts many of the same types of viewer that find "Jersey Shore" irresistable.

Updated: September 12, 2010 - 11:54 am
'Jersey Shore' Recap: Strange Things Are Happenin'

Episode 207: "Sleeping With the Enemy"

Thursday 09/09/2010
Posted: September 09, 2010 - 12:30 am
‘Jersey Shore': Vinny's new attitude?


Wednesday 09/08/2010
Posted: September 08, 2010 - 12:15 am
‘Jersey Shore': After the fight


Tuesday 09/07/2010
Updated: September 07, 2010 - 6:42 am
‘Jersey Shore': Hey ladies...

You want to know where Season Two is getting it's juice from? (And no, it's not the RonRon Juice we're talkin' 'bout) Look no further than the X chromosome set.

Monday 09/06/2010
Posted: September 06, 2010 - 12:45 am
‘Jersey Shore': Boys will be boys...

"Jersey Shore" hits Miami. If we're being honest, when we heard that news earlier this year and started thinking about all the mischief everyone could get into, would any of us pegged Ronnie as the main offender? Or that Mike would spend much of his early time at South Beach serving as a voice of reason?

Sunday 09/05/2010
Posted: September 05, 2010 - 12:45 am
‘Jersey Shore’: Oh Magic 8 Ball...

I have always had a soft spot for the Magic 8 Ball. Why? I don’t know ... it just seems more fun than a Ouija board.

Saturday 09/04/2010
Posted: September 04, 2010 - 1:15 am
‘Jersey Shore’: The weekly poll looks back at season two so far

Can you believe we’re at the midpoint of “Jersey Shore’s” second season already? It’s certainly been eventful, especially these last couple of weeks.

Friday 09/03/2010
Updated: September 04, 2010 - 6:32 am
'Jersey Shore': Ratings report and quick takes from Thursday night's episode

OK, this is just sick.

Updated: September 03, 2010 - 6:31 pm
'Jersey Shore' cast coming to Tropicana Monday to tape season two reunion special

“Jersey Shore” fans, spray on those tans, fix your hair just right and get ready to spend Monday at Tropicana Casino and Resort.

Updated: September 03, 2010 - 6:31 pm
'Jersey Shore': The episode so nice they had to tack on 30 extra minutes

Episode 206: "Not So Shore"

Thursday 09/02/2010
Updated: September 03, 2010 - 6:17 pm
'Jersey Shore': The return of K-Poww

Every character on "Jersey Shore" -- and let's be real here; they are characters -- has filled a specific role.

Wednesday 09/01/2010
Updated: September 01, 2010 - 7:02 am
'Jersey Shore': For season 2, pictures tell the story

Look at these pictures. What do you see?

Tuesday 08/31/2010
Updated: August 31, 2010 - 6:45 am
‘Jersey Shore': Life after ‘Jersey Shore'

It's official. Mike Sorrentino will be hoofin' it this fall on "Dancing With the Stars." He'll join the likes of Florence Henderson, Michael Bolton and Margaret Cho on the upcoming season of "Dancing," which gets started Sept. 20 That means for a few weeks you'll be able to get double your Situation fix each week, since new eps of "Jersey Shore" should continue into early October.

Monday 08/30/2010
Posted: August 30, 2010 - 1:14 pm
'Jersey Shore': Emmy, Snooki ... Snooki, Emmy

Even Hollywood can't ignore the "Shore."

Updated: September 02, 2010 - 9:12 am
‘Jersey Shore’: Sammi’s second act?

What a difference a week makes.

Sunday 08/29/2010
Updated: September 02, 2010 - 9:12 am
‘Jersey Shore': Truth and consequences

Jenni ‘J-Woww': Friend to the end ...

Saturday 08/28/2010
Updated: September 02, 2010 - 9:12 am
‘Jersey Shore' Weekly Poll: An embarrassment of riches

This week's poll question was easy to come up with. More than 24 hours later, I'm still finding new things to hash out about "The Letter."

Friday 08/27/2010
Updated: September 02, 2010 - 9:12 am
‘Jersey Shore': Our Snooki's back, and she's gonna get in trouble...

Of all the developments in last night's episode, the one I might be most jazzed about is the apparent rebirth of Snooki, after attempting to reconcile with, then dumping, her dearest Emilio (all in what apparently was a 30-second phone call. Whatevs.)

Updated: September 02, 2010 - 9:12 am
'Jersey Shore' recap: 'We just don't want to deal with that drama ... That we've caused.'


Thursday 08/26/2010
Updated: August 27, 2010 - 5:28 pm
'Jersey Shore' recap: Quick thoughts

Most of the time, I approach 10 o'clock Thursdays a bit like visiting the dentist. Or folding laundry.

Posted: August 26, 2010 - 3:34 pm
'Jersey Shore': Is Situation putting on his 'Dancing' shoes?

Well, here we go. Another new episode of "Jersey Shore" is mere hours away, and judging from the previews, Situation breaks out a few moves tonight.

Wednesday 08/25/2010
Posted: August 25, 2010 - 12:30 am
'Jersey Shore': Two questions heading into Thursday night

Four girls. Two sides of the house. One Situation.

Tuesday 08/24/2010
Posted: August 24, 2010 - 3:30 am
‘Jersey Shore': Relationship scorecard

If you're new to "Jersey Shore," it may be hard to believe. But there are more to relationships than just Sammi and Ronnie. In fact, there have been enough hookups amongst the housemates to make your ordinary afternoon sudser blush. So, here's a quick refresher course about "Jersey Shore's" close family relationships...

Monday 08/23/2010
Updated: August 27, 2010 - 5:27 pm
‘Jersey Shore': Sammi's Sweetheart of a dilemma

When considering the sad state of Sammi Sweetheart in Miami this season, it's become quite helpful to think of hers and Ronnie's relationship as analogous to the relationship between a windshield and a bug.

Sunday 08/22/2010
Updated: August 23, 2010 - 4:00 pm
‘Jersey Shore': Takin' a spin with Pauly D

With the exception of two, albeit priceless, quotes last week - "Now, lookit. Like one big dysfunctional family" observed at the group dinner, and "She's wearin' her luggage from last year," about Angelina - DJ Pauly D was M.I.A. in MIA. Guess he needed a break after exploding at Ang a while back.

Saturday 08/21/2010
Posted: August 21, 2010 - 4:00 am
‘Jersey Shore': The weekly poll

My brain is still melting from this week's episode. It's a fizzy popping sound, not much different than gargling Pop Rocks with a Mountain Dew chaser. But that doesn't mean we can avoid the weekly poll. This week's question: What character have we not seen enough of?

Friday 08/20/2010
Updated: August 24, 2010 - 10:27 pm
‘Jersey Shore': Ratings report and Ronnie, man of a thousand faces

RATINGS UPDATE: The long, slow death march that is the Ronnie-Sammi coupling did little to impact "Jersey Shore" ratings last night. reports the MTV megahit held steady with another 5.5 million viewers tuning in to see SamRon come thisclose to ending things. Again.

Updated: August 24, 2010 - 10:27 pm
'Jersey Shore' episode recap: Fool me once...

Episode 204: "Hook-Up"

Thursday 08/19/2010
Posted: August 19, 2010 - 2:45 am
‘Jersey Shore': Getting ready for tonight's episode

Hard to believe, but after tonight we'll be one-third of the way through season two. Already, we've gotten ample drama from Angelina, and the gnarled, dysfunctional relationship of Sammi and Ronnie. But there's been some fun to be had, too, thanks largely to Mike, Pauly and the laughable idea that Angelina would be able to fit in after bailing from Seaside Heights early in the first season.

Wednesday 08/18/2010
Updated: August 18, 2010 - 3:38 pm
'Jersey Shore': Snooki pleas not guilty

I suppose it was too much to ask for Snooki to put in an appearance in court today. Maybe she couldn't find anyone to cover her shift at the Shirt Shack.

Posted: August 18, 2010 - 3:15 am
‘Jersey Shore': Two questions looking ahead to Thursday's episode

Another week's flown by, and now we're little more than a day away to the fourth episode of season two. Hard to believe we're almost one-third through the "Jersey Shore" season. ... Anyway, here are the two questions I have heading into tomorrow night:

Tuesday 08/17/2010
Posted: August 17, 2010 - 2:45 am
‘Jersey Shore': The past is prologue...

He burst forth from the pack on a novel new MTV reality show, instantly becoming its breakout star. His personality was king, and he got into verbal dustups with his roommates. Known for his body, his abs got almost as much airtime as the rest of him.

Monday 08/16/2010
Updated: August 16, 2010 - 4:11 pm
‘Jersey Shore': Problems with authority

Judging by the off-screen headlines, the third season of "Jersey Shore" is shaping up to be a corker?

Updated: August 16, 2010 - 4:11 pm
‘Jersey Shore': The situation our Situation is in

Mike Sorrentino, you confound me.

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