Essay on Is Jersey Shore An American Reality Television?

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Jersey Shore is an American reality television series which originally run on MTV from December 3, 2009 until December 20, 2012 in the United States. The show follows the lives of eight housemates spending their summer at Jersey Shore, New Jersey. The morality of this show can be questioned since members usually behave like reckless teenagers. Certainly there is not underage drinking, but we have to question ourselves why is this behavior shown on air as normal and acceptable. Moreover, reality-show culture has boomed nowadays, rushing the degeneration and helping to create a society in which celebrities (known thanks to technology) are the new nobility. The common values spread by reality TV include materialism and as previously mentioned, an idealization of hard-partying and celebrity lifestyle, when the worst punishment is spending some money to avoid more than two hours in jail. Personally, I love Jersey Shore, but how am I supposed to explain my kinds the consequences of being overly intoxicated if they are shown on TV as a completely normal scene? That being said, I enjoy watching this show so much I even re-watched the first few seasons three years after it aired. Yes, the morality is low and degrading yet it is hilarious to see these characters go through so much drama in only a few weeks, but still love each other at the end of the show. Just like in every other TV series, you start loving and hating certain characters and even get to cry with them. The insanity of…

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