Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jersey Shore Interesting Summer/Where's The Beach/Free Snooki

It’s Going to be an Interesting Summer

Poor Sammi. She’s like a wounded animal, and everyone is pouncing on her. Ronnie may love her but he doesn’t know how to defend her. She doesn’t know how to be “one of the girls” right now. She’s so in love and so pathetic. It’s hard to watch.

Another thing that is hard to watch is Deena. She is practically throwing herself at Mike, and he’s having none of it.

And Snooki. Whatever.

I’m having a hard time blogging about this show right now because the girls are being so weird so I’m combining three episodes into one. Then I will get back on track. The girls are more like guys this season. They are coming on strong. Picking fights. Cussing like sailors. Getting drunk. Chasing men. I don’t know what is going on here.

 Where’s The Beach?

Snooki gets so drunk in this episode that she gets arrested. This is the episode that we’ve heard about for a freakin’ year. I heard about it on the news last year. Now we get to see it up close and personal. It’s kind of a let down.

She doesn’t want to work. She wants to party. She hangs out with a middle-aged couple at a bar (I don’t even know what was going on there). Drinks too much. Then Deena and Jenni chase her all over the boardwalk until she makes a fallin’ down fool of herself on the beach. She yells at a cop. She gets arrested. That’s it.

 Jenni and Deena have a little trouble explaining to Snooki’s dad exactly what she was arrested for like maybe “public drunk” or “intoxicated in public.”

Also, Snooki and Sammi kinda make up. Sammi tries to be friends with Deena. Finally. No way with Jenni.

And, Mike and Vinnie pick up a ridiculous girl to share. But Vinnie doesn’t want to share. So … Deena offers herself to Mike. Mike doesn’t want Deena. Can this girl take a hint? Second show that he has tried to escape her.

Just yuck to all that.

Free Snooki

So somehow between the time Snooki gets arrested and the few hours before she is free from the horrible jail where she is “too pretty” to be … T-shirts with “Free Snooki” have been made for gang. I just couldn’t get a handle on the time lapse.

Deena picks up a guy who looks just like Ronnie and, we find out, Deena also seems to like girls. Who knew?

And, Jenni and boyfriend-back-home-Tom are having troubles because Jenni has reunited with a previous fling … Roger. Roger and Jenni sleep together, but “nothing happens.” She breaks up with Tom the next day. Tom, full of revenge, leaves her dogs to fend for themselves, steals her bed (what?) and, apparently, cleans out a few bank accounts. Jenni cries that she doesn’t deserve this sort of treatment.

But, she’s found a new love and hooked Snooki up with one, too. 

We’ll see how that all ends up.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jersey Shore ... Back to the Shore

I have to begin blogging about "Jersey Shore" again, and let me just say ... this season's previews look like nothing but fighting between the girls and ... more Ron and Sammi drama. I'm not sure how much I can take.

There's a new girl ... Deena. She's a friend of Snooki's and they are similar in size and personality. It took her all of one night to get drunk, get into a bikini, come on to Vinnie, make a play for Mike, piss off Sammi, make Ron her enemy, and get naked. She's fun.

Sammi was coming off a little snooty with her reaction to the girls and her attempt to stay away from the party. I will attribute that to her insecurity about where she stands with them, and her inability to make amends. I think she wants to, but she doesn't know how. She asked Ron what to do but he's about as helpful as a pet bunny. Sammi, make peace with them. Please.

Mike is stuck sharing a room with Sammi and Ron, and honestly, I don't care if it is the "best room." Why in the world would they pick a room with three beds when there is a room with two beds? I don't get it. They are a couple ... they should want some privacy. That did not make sense to me or anyone else in the house.

Snooki wants Vinnie. Vinnie wants anyone. The rest of the gang wants to party. Mike pulled, what he called, "the eject" button when he was alone and faced with a naked Deena. Finally, he makes a smart move with a woman. Pauly D ... and Jenni surprisingly ... again seem the clearheaded ones in the house.

Let's go.

Fantasy Bachelor

I have watched "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" off and on. I did watch last year, and am going to make a go of it this year. The reason I am going to watch it this year is that a guy in my office, as a sort of gift to his fiancee (very creative and sweet), created a fantasy game that is somewhere between fantasy football and an NCAA playoff grid. You watch the first episode then stop watching right before the first rose ceremony. Then you rank the girls from 1 to 30 with girl No. 30 having the best chance to make it all the way and become a fiancee herself. I did pretty well and am in fourth place right now. I refuse to read any "spoilers" or anything that is going on the Internet (as did the rest of the group) ... so it will all be a surprise. A few of the girls I picked to stick around awhile, such as Jill, were out the first round. I also thought he might give Renee a chance to get to know him but out she went. One of the guys in my office picked Jill as the overall winner so he is a little peeved right now. He should be proud of himself for NOT understanding this show very well.

Our game's creator is in the lead right now. I am going to credit that to his taking an interest in something his future wife is interested in ... and making it a part of  his TV life. I love that.