MTV’S “JERSEY SHORE” SEEMS LIKE A SPIN-OFF OF “GROWING UP GOTTI”
We needed something to fill the gap when “Growing Up Gotti” went off the air and now we have it: “Jersey Shore.” MTV put eight twentysomething Italians (four guys and four girls) from the New York area into a summer share at the Jersey shore, equipped with a hot tub and other amenities. It’s walking distance from the beach and bars, so these self-described “guidos” and “guidettes” just party all the time. One of the guys, Pauly D, even LOOKS like a Gotti with his gelled hair, fake tan, and gold jewelry. Like “Growing Up Gotti,” this show also has subtitles because there’s a lot of sloppy diction, but it’s fun to see how this subculture carries on.