MTV debuted the latest Jersey Shore franchise extension last night. The good news: Snooki & JWoww is not as bad as The Pauly D Project, the accidentally depressing portrait of a bro-gang on a mission to relive all the Entourage subplots you hated. The bad news: Snooki & JWoww lacks the mythological heft and emotional complexity of Jersey Shore, and Jersey Shore actually has neither of those things I just said. What Snooki & JWoww did have was faux drama — or should I say, Faux-Drama, with a capital hyphen. Wait, you can’t capitalize hyphens? I thought this was America! Go back to Iceland, hippies!
Let’s take a long look at the drama, in the form of pictures which speak a thousand words and captions which will comprise decidedly less than a thousand words. READ FULL STORY »