NJ governor slams Jersey Shore, because its cast is full of New Yorkers

New Jersey governor Chris Christie appeared on ABC’s This Week, and was asked about MTV’s Jersey Shore, which returns Thursday for its second season. He has a problem with it, but not because of the cast’s behavior or embodiment of stereotypes: but because they’re secretly New Yorkers.

He said it is a “negative for New Jersey. What it does is take a bunch of New Yorkers–who, most of the people on Jersey Shore are New Yorkers–it takes a bunch of New Yorkers, drops them at the Jersey Shore, and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.