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The ratings for last night's episode are in, and
TVbythenumbers.com is reporting 6.723 million people tuned in to
watch Angelina's Miami implosion, including a series high in
the coveted 18-49 demographic.
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).
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."
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.
"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.
Yawn... another week, another great rating. TVbythenumbers.com
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
"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?
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.
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.)
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...
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.
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
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?
RATINGS UPDATE: The long, slow death march that is the
Ronnie-Sammi coupling did little to impact "Jersey Shore"
ratings last night. TVbythenumbers.com reports the MTV megahit held
steady with another 5.5 million viewers tuning in to see
SamRon come thisclose to ending things. Again.
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
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
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.
Kevin Clapp has had a passion for pop culture and television since college, when reruns of "The Muppet Show" were required viewing. From "Buffy" to "Lost", "Cheers" to "Rescue Me," there's not much he won't sit down and watch.