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In Defense of a Disgust for Reality Television

The recent death of a Buckwild cast member serves as a reminder that we have become far too accepting of manufactured truths and sensationalized reality.

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How Much Does an Accurate Location Matter When Watching TV?

Unlike other formats, the sitcom allows us to suspend disbelief because we know this is a set, we know there’s a reason we’ve never actually seen a New York street in Friends, or the fourth wall of an apartment in any show. And we’re okay with that.

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Why I'm Not Watching Jersey Shore (Anymore)

The predictability of the cast is their Achilles' heel. Ronnie and Sammi’s weekly dysfunctional hour of make-up/break-up is as expected as Snooki’s alcohol soaked antics and the Situation’s Sunday dinner of sausage and peppers.

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New Jersey: We Love It / We Hate It

Both MTV and Bravo have popular reality television shows with New Jersey -- its industrial landscape and its seemingly always volatile people -- at center stage. How long can this euphoria last?

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Why I Left the Jersey Shore

One man's quest to leave the Jersey Shore before his blowout fails.

Crispin Kott
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