Peter M Howard ::

Critiquing Reality TV

13Aug2011 [links]

I love just the implication that one could offer a critique of something like Jersey Shore:

I don’t write that much about Jersey Shore both because the problems with it are so glaringly obvious and so baked into the formula of the show that it’s not worth much critique, and because for all of that, it is wildly, wildly entertaining. The show is kind of this wonderfully, awfully pure test of the belief that folks ought to be able to do whatever they want for money, and of the absolute imperviousness of these people to shame.

Alyssa Rosenberg, Class v. Ethnicity On ‘Jersey Shore’ And Its British Spinoff