There's a new 'Shore' in town
July 30th, 2010
02:36 PM ET

There's a new 'Shore' in town

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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  1. Rachel

    I find it odd that the ones who are complaining that this show is a joke, that they hate celebrities and that America treats them like royalty is taking time out of their lives to read a blog strictly dedicated to reporting and discussing celebrities and pop culture.

    Its a TV show people. Soon, they will not be news and we will move on to the next thing. It is what we do, it is the American way. Go with the flow or get out of the way.

    July 31, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. stan

    i think its rediculous that cnn even has a link to this. the media needs to really rethink what is news worthy in this country. stop treating celebrities like royalty. no one cares what these people do in their free time, most just care whether or not they do their job well.

    July 31, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jake

    This show is nothing but a waste of time!

    July 31, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. deuce

    We really need to bring back gladiator games. Then at least we'd know for sure that these retards were being removed from the gene pool.

    July 31, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. Yo Yo

    I am really happy that these people are making a lot of money, good for them! But to all of you idiots who watch this filth. Grow UP and do something meaningful w/ your lives and free time. Americans are obsessed w/ "reality TV" unfortunately the reality that our country is falling apart doesn't concern most of you who watch this nonsense. Just to let you know: the Federal Government no longer cares about the popular vote ie Arizona's 70% who wanted the law to pass! So by the time you all care about the world "reality" around you it may be too late! Just though you should know.

    July 31, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Queenie

    It really is "mindless" TV but I watched anyway !!!.

    July 31, 2010 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. PatrikW

    I hate this show and what it represents.

    July 31, 2010 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. Frank Braynt

    What a bunch of mislead young people with no moral values at all! this is one of the most stupid and offensive programs on T V. I really hope they change their lives, terrible people, what a joke!!!!!!

    July 31, 2010 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. SleeperHit

    This show is just dumbing down the country. I kid you not. It glorifies the extreme-bro culture and reinforces the fact that these people will be terrified once they hit 40 and realize all the partying they did when they were younger just destroyed their bodies.
    My sixteen year old sister thinks this show is hilarious.
    I find more comedy in Family Guy.

    July 30, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vinny

      I am happy your sister is watching it, we need women to portray this so clubbing becomes more fun!

      July 31, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  10. LuckyCharm66

    Who gives a dam about these morons on TV? Is there no news more important? I have to say that I have never watched the show, nor do I ever intend to. What a waste...

    July 30, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. biggeorge22

    This is a kid's show, nothing more. I have been to the shore many times and it's packed with brainless people just like this group. Is it me or do these people give Italian's a bad name? Maybe they are multi-ethnic but they all look Italian to me.

    July 30, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. PJ

    Ahhhhhhhh, The Magic of White Trash. I'll bet a LOT of people would pay good money to ensure NONE of these clowns reproduce. Let's get the donations flowing floks- the evolutionary future of Humanity depends on it!!!!

    July 30, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ryance

    By watching the show you're supporting an idiot's lifestyle who owns a Lamborghini because YOU think he's so stupid he should. Have at it. I won't give these idiots and their sponsors one red cent of mine.

    July 30, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. noneofyourbusiness

    i cant wait til later this season when they all find out they tested positive! i would absolutely love to meet these pieces of rat excrement and call them out for the human detritus that they are. good thing im a born and bred shore local, so after a tetanus shot, i could go down to sleazeside and find their dumpster and do so.

    July 30, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rik

    Too bad their is not a handle to flush these people down the tube. What trash, what garbage, what a dumbing down of
    American youth. Materialistic superficial waste.

    July 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  16. SaintPetersburg

    great first episode. the quotables are already coming..."you can't creep in THIS weather" – pauly D. haha. I was a big skeptic of this show, and then got sucked into it halfway through the last season. To my surprise, it was incredibly entertaining.

    July 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sean

    I know this show is contributing to the growing stupidity of this country, but it's such a GUILTY PLEASURE. Last night's season premiere was absolutely HILARIOUS. It was so nice to have my favorite "guidos" and "guidettes" back on the tube.

    July 30, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  18. TLOVE420

    Awesome!! I love these guys. there is no intellectually value but I just enjoy being entertained sometimes and this show is perfect for that!!

    July 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      This show is pure entertainment. I can't get enough.

      July 30, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • chillphil18

      Intellectually value? Yeah you would watch this garbage.

      July 30, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • charley321

      anyone who watches this show just proves that america's IQ is dropping faster any other country's

      July 30, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      It's funny.. I was at Seaside Heights last night. I have been going there since I was a kid. There are references to them all over the boardwalk now. For the most beautiful Saturday night at the boardwalk so far this summer the place was not crowded at all. So I am starting to think the governor is right. These mixed white trash idiots are not good for NJ. I would bet it's because of them the crowds are not as big as they used to be! Years ago you could barely walk anywhere on the boardwalk without walking in to the giant crowds! These morons should pack their bags!

      August 1, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |

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