It's hard to believe it's really over. But there it was tonight, after six seasons -- the series finale of Jersey Shore. From Snooki's memorable first words, "Party's heeeere!" to all of the GTL and DTF moments, and so many other crazy and cringe-worthy ones in between, it's been a long and jaw-dropping ride. But what a ride.
The finale was fairly unremarkable really. It wasn't an epic shocker like The Hills finale was, and besides Paula's surprise ball cake for Mike (ewww, but talk about putting the proverbial icing on the cake) and the decimation of the duck phone by Mike (R.I.P.!), there really weren't many surprises. In fact, like most of the rest of this season, it was fairly disappointing. I'd have expected more from MTV when it came to putting this series to rest.
Sure, there were some genuine moments, but I didn't even feel the urge to cry once as I'd assumed I would. I don't doubt they've grown and changed and come to see each other as family, but it all just felt too scripted. Instead of going out with a bang, they went out with a small little pfft.
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As Snooki said, "To think it's all over ... wah." And yeah, "wah" is about as emotional as I can get over the whole thing. The plain truth is that they made a mistake doing season six and should have called it quits after five. Fans stuck it out to the end because it felt like we needed to see it through, but it wasn't fun.
And it's not like they're going away anyway. Snooki & JWOWW season 2 is coming up; and Ron and Sam are said to have a show in the works. The others have plenty of gigs as well, so we won't have to miss them.
In the end, while goodbyes are never fun, it was more with a sigh of relief than any real sadness that we bid this Jersey Shore crew adieu. Thanks for the memories/nightmares.
Are you sad to see Jersey Shore come to an end? What did you think of the finale?
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