An animated preview of Jersey Shore in Italy, drunk Canadians in the Bahamas

Next Media Animation has released an animated news story that previews what might happen when the Jersey Shore cast goes to Italy, and it’s pretty hilarious. Two words: coliseum tigers. Meanwhile, check out the teaser trailer for a reality series that follows three Canadian friends on vacation in The Bahamas, which is described as “Entourage meets The Hangover,” but is more like a vacation episode of The Real World.

First, here’s Next Media Animation’s look at MTV’s decision to send Jersey Shore to Italy, a video that includes digital versions of the Sistine Chapel, Venice, and the cast members.

And here is the teaser trailer for The Boys of Paradise, which isn’t quite as strange as the hilarious trailer for the Canadian Jersey Shore. It follows Darren Giroux, Craig Collins, and Andrew Goss on vacation in the Bahamas. While this is probably the last show I’d actually watch, considering it highlights drinking, partying, fighting, and puking, it is gorgeously shot. The lighting and and composition of each frame just looks fantastic, even when someone is, say, hurling into a toilet.

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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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