Jersey Shore Season 2-01 ‘Goin South’ Recap

***I only recently had the chance to catch up with the new season of Jersey Shore, hence the lateness of this review. From now on we’ll be sure to provide reviews in a more timely fashion***

“I don’t go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning. McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning. Because he’s pale and would probably want to be tan. Obama doesn’t have that problem. Obviously.” – Snookie

And just when you thought Snookie couldn’t get more stupid, she goes and makes that comment about Obama and tanning. It may have been one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard anyone say.

That’s right folks, Jersey Shore is back for a second season and this year the crew is taking their shenanigans to Miami. Now that The Situation and Snookie have been established as the two most ridiculous people in the world, we’re ready to see more of their antics.

As the episode starts, we see the various cast members making the trip down to their new place in Miami. Along the way, Pauly D and an Ed Hardy-clad Situation get their truck stuck in a field and have to call AAA to tow it. When the AAA truck shows up only to get stuck in the field as well, it seems as if they may have a bit of a ‘situation’ on their hands.

As The Situation says, “who does AAA call when AAA gets stuck?”. The answer is actually quite simple, they call AAA. That’s right, another tow truck comes and rescues everyone and Pauly D and The Situation continue their trip down to Miami.

JWOWW and Snookie are also driving down and we seem them making a quick stop at a restaurant to eat. Although it doesn’t look like anything special at first glance, the restaurant does serve fried pickles which Snookie obviously goes crazy for. After she eats them she claims “eating fried pickles was a life changing experience.”

We are also treated to a few scenes that show the rest of the cast making their way down. We see Vinnie leaving his family at home, Ronnie hanging out with his boys getting ready to leave, Sam packing up her stuff etc. Eventually everyone makes it to the house. The house is pretty nice and is a lot better than their place from last year. It’s even equipped with a huge poster on the wall that reads “In Miami no one’s ugly after 2am.”

Pauly D and The Situation arrive first, and shortly after they get there, they are greeted by Angelina. Surprised at first, the boys don’t really have a problem with her being there and they actually let her room with them.

Although the boys are fine with Angelina, the girls are having none of it. They aren’t too happy to see her and throughout the whole episode they are constantly arguing and fighting. JWOWW gets a little too high strung in a cab ride later on in the episode and things get real heated between her and Angelina.

I’m not sure why Angelina would return, she knew there would be beef with the other girls. The Situation is loving it though. He says “I’m have [sic] my little sparkler in the corner and watch”. He’s definitely looking forward to seeing the fireworks between the girls.

Now that Ronnie and Sam are broken up, The Situation may go after Sam. He “may entertain that idea” as he says. Could they get together? I wouldn’t doubt it. Sam may do it just to get back at Ronnie. Speaking of Sam and Ronnie, their encounters this episode were awkward as expected and of course there is tension between the two.

Anyways, as the episode progresses and everyone reunites at the house, it eventually gets late and the gang decides to head out for the night. The newly named MVP (Mike, Vinnie, Pauly) team is out in full force at the club and the expected night of drunken debauchery ensues. Nothing really important to note here, it’s pretty much what you’d expect. Ronnie does get a bit crazy and he starts hooking up with Grenades. The Situation weighs in on what’s going on as he says “Ronnie’s at the club, hooking up with Grenades… that is a bigger-ugly-chick & also Landmines.. which is a thin-ugly-chick .. and um, lovin’ life. His name is Ronnie, but you can probably call him Sloppy Joe.” Well said sir, well said.

In conclusion, it was a nice way to start the season. It’s pretty much what you would expect but it’s still very entertaining. It was nice seeing all the characters together again and the return of Angelina is certainly going to provide for some interesting scenes in upcoming episodes.

It took a bit too long for everyone to finally get to the house and reunite but overall I still enjoyed the episode. We got to see some heated fights, a couple awesome lines and we learnt what a double bagger is. As Ronnie’s friend explains it, “Sometimes you gotta put a bag over your head, in case her bag falls off.” Interesting…..

Comments (13)

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  1. Oscar's Wildsays:

    Do you have an editor? Or do you even care enough to proof-read your work?
    I know blogs are updated constantly and often there's not a lot of time to make sure it's all perfect but this was a travesty.
    Misquoting the lines from the show on top of your sloppy essay really makes it hard to keep reading.

  2. Rossandrachel4evasays:

    i rly enjoyed your indepth analysis of the show!! i totes hope the situation and sammie hook up!!

    and omgz i luuv this –> “Grenades… that is a bigger-ugly-chick & also Landmines.. which is a thin-ugly-chick” lolzzzzz love the situation!!

  3. Hawks222says:

    AGREEED
    Sammie is deffss the hottest girl on the show but JWOWW has the kraziest rack fosho

  4. KappaAlphaBrosays:

    ““Sometimes you gotta put a bag over your head, in case her bag falls off.” Interesting….. “

    AMEN BROSKI! sometimes bitches be ugly but you cant let that get in the way of a good screwin lol

  5. Hawks222says:

    ROFL

    Bitches be loco!

    And if you put a bag over the chiks heard its easier to do a Houdini on her!!! LOL

  6. KappaAlphaBrosays:

    Dude this show has sooo many fit bitties, but i have to say JWOWW's titties put her in a diff league alltogether

  7. KappaAlphaBrosays:

    You crack me up broseph!!

  8. Mattsays:

    we don't yet have an editor as we are a fairly new site, we do try our best though to proofread all our work. I apologize for any mistakes I may have missed. Would you mind pointing out some, I'll be happy to fix it up

  9. Oscar's wildsays:

    Sure.
    Sorry that it's long…

    1. “”I don’t go tanning tanning anymore because Obama…” Is the double tanning your mistake or did Snookie say it this way? If she intentionally said it twice you would put “[sic]” beside the entry to show it’s intentionally like that. If it’s to mean that certain type of tanning you may want to just hyphenate it.
    2. “Just when you thought Snookie couldn’t get any stupider”. We can’t write as we speak, it’s bad form. “More stupid” would be more appropriate.
    3. “When the AAA truck shows up only to get stuck in the field as well, it seems as if they may have a bit of a situation on their hands.” If that was an intentional play on words I’d put it in apostrophes. If not, it’s just really clichéd
    4. “JWOWW and Snookie are also heading down via the road” Awkward phrasing. You could say they drive down but “via the road” is unnecessary.
    5. “Although it doesn’t look like anything special on first glance, the restaurant does serve fried pickels which Snookie obviously goes crazy for. After she eats them she claims “eating fried pickels was a life changing experience.”´Is there any commentary you wanted to make on this? Because if you’re just going to summarize the scene without any comment, it’s unnecessary in the review. Also, it's usually spelled pickles and I believe the phrase is “at first glance”
    6. “We also treated to a few scenes of the rest of the cast making their way down. We see Vinnie leaving his family at home, Ronnie hanging out with his boys getting ready to leave, Sam packing up her stuff etc. Eventually everyone makes it to the house. The house is pretty nice and is better than their place from last year. It’s even equipped with a huge poster on the wall that reads “In Miami no one’s ugly after 2am.”” This is unnecessarily long for a recap. If you want to comment on it make the comment, otherwise its superfluous to your article. Also, the “etc” is very awkward. Either say what each character does or simply writing “eventually everyone makes it to the house” is sufficient.
    7. “He says “I’m have my little sparkler in the corner and watch”” Unless he actually said it this way, you have misquoted him. If he did say it that way, once again you have to put “[sic]” beside his grammatical error to show it’s his and not yours.
    8. “an Ed Hardy clad Situation” should be “An Ed Hardy-clad-Situation”
    9. “Pauly D and The Situation arrive first, and shortly after they arrive they are greeted by Angelina, who shows up to tell them she’s returning.” — ARRIVE ARRIVE, redundant. And does she only show up to tell them she’s returning? This sounds awkward…maybe consider “Shortly after, Angelina walks in and announces that she has returned” or something…
    10. Overall, don’t stick only with plot summary. You assume your readers have watched the episode and so you should only bring up specific key scenes if there are arguments or nuances that you would like to discuss. And prove your points. We want to know why you think that “Overall it was a nice way to start the season”. All we know so far is that such and such events happened and you think they were ridiculous, well-said or interesting.

    Good Luck!

  10. Matt says:

    wow nice analysis and thanks for the tips, wanna be our editor? haha

  11. Matt says:

    also for #7, I listened to that part a few times, I'm almost sure that's how he said it, where do I put that “[sic]” thing

  12. Oscar's wildsays:

    right after… so it would be: ““I’m have [sic] my little sparkler in the corner and watch”

  13. Oscar's Wildsays:

    i'll consider it….that's a loootttaa work

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