TV review: ‘Snooki & JWoww’

By Stephanie Bray

0 out of 5 stars

Look out, New Jersey: newly engaged Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jennifer “JWoww” Farley decided to embark on one last adventure before finally growing up.

Many critics have dubbed “Snooki & JWoww” a modern-day “Laverne & Shirley.” “Snooki & JWoww” documents the pair as they share an apartment that was formerly a firehouse in Jersey City, N.J.

The season premiere opens with the pair house-hunting. Unprofessional and obnoxious, Snooki and JWoww asked the realtors if they had ever hooked up with anyone and cursed at them after they were late to the first apartment showing. Their behavior is not a good example for teenage girls who are fans of the show.

If viewers are looking for idiotic one-liners, then this is the show for them. The first 10 minutes of the show provide many examples, prompting viewers to wonder if Snooki ever thinks before she speaks.

One such example: While driving in Jersey City, Snooki looks up and asks if the building in front of her is the Empire State Building. The best one-liner by far, however, is when JWoww finds out Snooki is pregnant and asks how this could happen. Snooki’s response? Sex.

It’s no wonder why the show, with moments like these, was denied filming rights in many of the cities for which they requested permission. The show initially sought permission to film in Hoboken, N.J., but was denied. A request to film in Jersey Shore, Pa., also was denied because of the public’s disapproval.

Some businesses in Jersey City have denied filming permits to MTV because they wanted to give their regular customers priority. “No Snooki” signs have also been placed in many front windows of liquor stores.

It’s unfortunate these two stars give New Jersey natives a bad rap. Viewers who are not from New Jersey won’t know what the Garden State is really about.

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