The Shore Washes Away
We used to close our history books and put away our homework to turn on Jersey Shore every Thursday night. Even if you think it is a ridiculous lifestyle and all the cast members are outlandish, you watch it. Face it, it’s addicting. It seems like everyone has to know when the next blow out will be between the cast mates or what will happen to Mike “The Situation” and Snooki’s friendship. Unfortunately, MTV has officially stated that Jersey is coming to an end, which means it looks like we are going to have to find something new to entertain us on Thursday nights from now on.
There is no doubt that our generation has been influenced by reality T.V. more than anything in our society. Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Teen Mom and Jersey Shore all made us believe that their lifestyle was the norm. Unfortunately, their nonstop partying and having a carefree schedule is not what it is going to be like for the rest of us. We have to deal with a reality unlike the one they so aimlessly live in. “It’s all manufactured by the producers; none of it is actually real!” said Jr. Hayley Browning regarding reality T.V.
Like Hayley, Soph. Rachel Azzoli said “The effects Jersey Shore has on this generation is unreal! I never want to hear someone refer to themselves as a “guidette” ever again. They all sound so ridiculous.” When someone called themselves a “Gorilla” or a “Juicehead” did you take them seriously? Their ridiculous behavior rubbed off on us when we didn’t even realize it. Lahser math teacher Mr. Bigham says that this younger generation “plays weirdo games” as it is.
The older generations feel sorry for us. People say we try to rush our teenage years and don’t care about the things that should matter most. They always say that we care too much about appearances, when we are really just doing what we see and think is socially acceptable. How often do you see someone “fist pumping” in the middle of the street just to congratulate themselves?
In the next couple of years our favorite kind of entertainment will slowly fade away. Sure we are really upset at the fact that we won’t see the crazy lifestyle that we sometimes wish we could have. “I’m not going to lie; I’m going to miss Jersey Shore. I always loved watching the drama going on, it’s nice escape from my reality here”, Fr. Lindsey Hooper stated about Jersey Shore coming to an end.
The shore may be washing away, but the high wave of impact will always linger.