'Pauly D Project' Premiere Promises Good Times in Vegas

The Pauly D ProjectLimos are heeeeerrrre! Lest any Jersey Shore watchers get jittery after the season ended, The Pauly D Project premiered tonight with nary a guido-fix gap. In a nutshell it was like a glitzier, semi-classier version of Seaside Heights that didn't make me feel like I needed to take a shower when it was over ... yet anyway.

Set primarily in Vegas, the girls were hotter, the clubs bigger, and Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio held his own. I admit I kept waiting for Snooki or Vinny to walk in at any minute, but for the most part, I think the show just may have strong enough legs to run on its own. Primarily because Pauly D is just so damn likable.


Like a male Jennifer Aniston, he's the friend I imagine all guys want. They can see themselves hanging out with him, partying with him, and picking up DTF chicks together. He's just ripe for bromance, and seems to be involved in plenty of them. That special bond we've seen between him and Vinny for all these years isn't an exclusive relationship by any means. He has a whole other posse of dudes who round out the cast and promise to keep things interesting.

This week was mostly set up as Pauly and the crew headed to Vegas to audition for a DJ in residence position at The Palms. It took six months before he got word, which was bizarre, but in the end, the position was his. So with one last gig his home club in Rhode Island, the gang geared up to go to Vegas.

Michael "Biggie" Morgan is the only one in a serious relationship, so he was the only one with any hesitation about going. Seeing him navigate the City of Sin while girlfriend Mary Jane is back home will clearly be a hot plot line as will the weight loss efforts of Gerard "Big Jerry" Gialanella. The rest of the crew seems down for a good time, and there's no sign of a psycho villain like Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino in sight, which is a very good thing.

Previews show plenty of clubbing, lots of women, and a little drama -- nothing earth-shattering, but interesting enough to make me tune in on Thursday nights for awhile and see what else they bring. The biggest question, however, is how Pauly will ever be able to go back to Seaside Heights after he leaves Las Vegas. Karma just isn't going to seem as I cool I bet.

Did you watch The Pauly D Project? Thoughts?


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