July 30th, 2010
02:36 PM ET
You can take the cast away from the "Shore," but … well, you know the rest.
As it turns out, New Jersey is not vital to “Jersey Shore’s” success. Despite early speculation that moving Snooki and the crew to Miami, Florida, wouldn’t turn out well, they’re still the same old fist-pumpers we fell in love with last season.
(Update, 4:50 p.m.: Yeah, it looks like New Jersey is definitely not vital to this show's success. Last night's episode had 5.3 million viewers for the second season's debut, and the episode marks MTV's best season premiere rating in more than seven years, according to the network.)
The season two premiere kicked off with the crew preparing to leave the snowy Northeast. Vinny kissed his mom goodbye, Sammi had dinner with her girlfriends and Snooki’s boyfriend of two months gave her a quick spray tan for the road. No, Snooki doesn’t suddenly care about getting wrinkles or skin cancer - just that pesky tax on tanning that President Obama imposed.
Pauly D and The Situation drove down together and, for the second season in a row, claimed the best bedroom - though the majority of the cast would argue that bunking with Angelina makes any room a little less valuable.
That’s right, Angelina is back. She’s a smart girl - might as well cash in on the nine minutes of fame she missed out on after leaving early last season. What’s a little catfight here and there compared to reality superstardom, right?
Unfortunately for her, nobody is excited to see her. Not even The Situation and Pauly D - who, according to her, invited her to Miami.
Perhaps the best moment of the night came when Snooki was washing Sammi’s duds in the sink: “I feel like a pilgrim from the friggin' '20s,” she said.
Boy, did we miss her.
And then, a life lesson from The Situation: A grenade is a "bigger ugly chick" and a land mine is a "thin ugly chick."
You might want to make a note of this – looks like it’s going to come in to play quite a bit this season.
One housemate who didn’t have to worry about grenades and land mines during season one is Ronnie. But, now that Sammi’s out of the picture/sleeping in the room beside his, he’s free to hook up with as many randoms as he wants.
Don’t worry, though. Ronnie and Sammi still fight all the time, so nothing has really changed.
The real question remains - how long with Angelina stick around this time?
What did you think of Thursday’s episode?
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