They are SO in your face about Ted and Robin not ending up together. Nice ending in last night’s episode though, next week’s finale should be interesting
Jersey Shore Power Rankings; Season 6 Week 4
I don’t mean to be redundant, but the show needs to be 2 hours to get anything out of it. The ending this week was so pathetic and easily the worst five minutes I’ve exposed my TV to in quite some time. Either way, we had the fall out from Deena’s arrest (which she acted like wasn’t that big of a deal?), the Sitch made his move to be in a relationship, and then…. I don’t think much else happened. JWoww is just annoying. But with that, let’s rank week 4.
1) The Situation (Last Week: 1)
Sitch remains at the top. He made his move to be in a relationship with Paula, the only problem was for some reason he thought asking her via tshirt was a “cool way” to do it. Alllllllright then. But his decent move of the night was buying a beast stroller for Snooki, even if he whined like a child to get her to go upstairs to see it. Bonus though was taking the “I like men” tag on the back of his first shirt pretty well in stride.
2) Pauly D (Last Week: 2)
Nice and steady! A pretty similar episode for Pauly D to what else we’ve seen so far this season. He was just like the good side kick to the entire show. While he has had a quiet season his presence has definitely benefited the show, because you know you can always laugh at Pauly D.
3) Vinny (Last Week: 6)
Vinny returns to the top half of the show mainly because had a solid funny moment in making fun of Sitch and Paula basically about how dumb they are. I’ll give him credit for not having a joke fall completely flat —- he does that from time to time. Vinny has still developed too big of an ego for his own good though.
4) Ronnie (Last Week: 3)
Ronnie loses because he said drunk tank way too many times and also was far too familiar with what a drunk tank actually is. And it’s probably not a good thing that he so simply turned to drinking his ass off after one of his roommates just got arrested for, well, drinking her ass off. I also don’t think “when in seaside, keep drinking” will be a quote that catches on. He’s still had a fairly good season, so he has that going for him.
5) Snooki (Last Week: 4)
I will still give Snooki credit for being fairly responsible this season, but she lost me with the scooters. I mean really? REALLY?!? That was just so pathetic I wanted to change the channel. She was also a little too tough with Situation about the gift, but I guess it’s hard to blame her.
6) Sammi (Last Week: 6)
Eh. It was pretty weak how emotional she was getting over Deena. I mean, come on, it’s Deena, that was gonna happen at some point, at least it’s out of the way now. She fits the mold perfectly of just being there, though. Sammi may not have many more story lines as the show goes on until it’s end.
Tie-8) JWoww (Last Week: 7)
I am just going to be mean and put her at a tie for 8th because she is just so freakin annoying. She also has one of the ugliest crying faces ever, as we saw towards the end of the episode. But she was obviously being over dramatic about the foot because she was mostly fine, and I can’t believe she bought a scooter. BURIED! I have no sympathy for her relationship problems. She is a mess elsewhere.
Tie-8) Deena (Last Week: 8)
I’ll still consider her last. She’s so buried we may never see her emerge again. The arrest, defending it, just being herself. It’s all a loss for Deena. And from the looks of the preview, it doesn’t look like it will get any better, just a lot worse. FINISHED!
Jersey Shore Power Rankings; Season 6 Week 2
Okay so something different this time… a guest post!! Enjoy the week 2 Power Rankings brought to you by faithful reader Matt Ciociola (with My take added to each roommate). Enjoy!
Alright so we’re into the second week of the grand finale with the guidos and guidettes. This week us Jersey Shore ites were treated to another two hour episode and it was a classic. The only thumbs down I would give is they pulled the classic “we’ll show previews of a fight all episode and then show a whole 3 seconds of it at the end so you have to wait until next week now”. Other than that….onto the rankings.
Early My take: Are you kidding me with that pitiful fight scene for the “biggest fight in Seaside ever”!?!?! ANGRY ITALICS!!!!
1) The Situation (Last Week: 1)
No hell is not freezing over, although it is 2012. But the Sitch finds himself at the top of the rankings again for a few reasons. One, the girls are being drug down by Deena and JWoww (more on that later), two he has not started drama yet, and 3) he laughed at himself when they made him sing “Rehab” on Kareoke and if we cant laugh at ourselves, you know the rest. But in this writer’s mind, a person has to do something to lose their ranking and the #2 has to do something to put themselves ahead and neither happened this week.
My take: Sitch definitely deserved spot 1 again. He kept his good momentum going, even with some issues at work by going back to his typical “dip”. He also gets some credit for not stirring the pot over Snooki not wanting to be his friend. We’ll see if this holds true.
2) Pauly D (Last Week: 2)
Pauly had his usual week with some funny one liners and he played it off well with that nutcase on the boardwalk who was uh showing all of her stuff lets say. Pauly remains both at #2 and “On Snooki’s PORCH”.
My take: Pauly D will simply ride off into the sunset this season. I expect no drama, no issues… nothing. He just had a girl flash him. Other than that, he just laughed his way through the awkwardness and whatever else came his way.
3) Snooki (Previous Ranking 7)
This may be Snickers highest all time rating but I give her props for doing the responsible thing and moving into her own home. Her and Gianni’s relationship seems almost (I said almost!) normal.
My take: Snooki seems like she may actually be human. What?! Well I agree, good for her for moving out and getting the proper rest. Down notes on her were being a bit of a bitch to Situation, but I guess it’s understandable considering things. But she improved in a good way overall this week,
4) Ronnie (Last Week: 4)
Ronnie falls into the Pauly D category with he had a good but somewhat low key episode. I think these rankings are mostly becoming a contest between who can screw up the least. After his meltdown in episode 1 Ronnie had a nice bounce back and thus holds onto his rating.
My take: Hey there was a fight and Ronnie wasn’t throwing fists to the extreme! But Ronnie was fairly good in this episode. It is true though, this is just to see who screws up the least.
5) Sammi (Last Week: 5)
She had a quiet episode. I suppose she earns the top of the bottom half, I mean she didn’t get in a fight with Ron, so that’s a win in itself. She has to go out in some huge blow out with Ron and then throw a left hook at JWoww for her character to do justice on her exit from the Shore.
My take: See above.
6) Vinny (Last Week: 3)
Vinny really grinded my gears this episode. First, what exactly was he saying in the shorehouse when he had a gf/didn’t have a gf/was single/was celebate…am I the only one who didn’t follow that?? Second, he was a real hard ass with Gionni. I am not saying they have to be boys but then he shouldn’t be over there in the first place….dont rock the boat Vin.
My take: Did he just say “grinded my gears”? Either way, Vinny did have a certain d-bag attitude surrounding him. I don’t expect a long term stay this low, but not a good episode for him.
7) JWow (Last Week: 6)
Was this week’s episode a preview of the old JWow coming back? I am sorry but she was WAY out of line calling the Sitch out for him talking about his whole rehab thing….ya know what Jwoww? Shut it! Preach on Brother Situation! Second, she needs to stop getting in the middle of large dudes about to fight…Roger was wrong to push her out of the way but Jwow get one of your fellow meatheads on the case.
My take: She sucks, like the old days. The whole surprise party for Roger was awkward, can’t fault her tho. But still, she pokes the bull whenever she can… with everyone and everything.
8) Deena (Last Week: 8)
Wow….just wow. I didn’t like Deena from the start and she’s just trainwreck Penn Central right now. The ball thing, more day drinking, more crying, just Deena OD. It is of my esteemed half Italian, Jersey Shore resident (during the summer),that Deena will not make it out of the cellar this season.
My take: lol, Deena. Meatball Day is like the worst sounding day ever, and we will soon see Meatball Day again with it ending in arrest. Awesome. Deena is still a complete freakin mess and it’s way too much to process at times.
Jersey Shore Power Rankings; Season 6 Week 1
They’re baaaaaaaaack. Sure, I completely checked out as last season carried on. The antics ofJerseyShorehad grown tiresome. Well now, as we enter the final season EVER of the reality show that was just so obnoxious we all had to watch, you will be provided with the final round of Jersey Shore Power Rankings. This may be bigger than the show itself.
The gang returned to the Seaside Shore House for one final go of it and change was in the air. The Situation was sober and clean, Snooki was pregnant, Deena lost weight, Ron and Sammi….well I guess there was nothing different about that. But we were treated to two full hours ofJerseyShore, so let’s not hold you up anymore, here are the first set of rankings for the final season ofJerseyShore.
1) The Situation (Preseason Rank: 8)
No, this is not a mistake. The Situation maybe had his greatest block ever inJerseyShore history, and earned himself the top slot in Week 1. Sitch showed up clean, sober, positive, and really tried to make up for his mistakes. It may have been the most real we’ve ever seen him. Nice efforts were made with making dinner, apologizing to the group a couple times, and doing a good job of keeping straight when out at Karma. He also earned some points for actually understanding why no one would help him with dinner. I’m not sure if he’s “pissing excellence” as he said, but this was his ultimate face turn on the show. This was a well earned No. 1 rank for Sitch after week 1.
2) Pauly D (Preseason Rank: 1)
Pauly of course had himself a good episode – when doesn’t he? But while he was his usual steady self, it’s tough to edge The Situation this week. On the note of Situation though, it seemed as if Pauly was the most welcoming of Situation’s change after rehab. Aside from that, he was his typical upbeat self, continuing to look for some enjoyment and keeping up with the jokes. Pauly D will likely always be a top 2 member for the power rankings.
3) Vinny (Preseason Rank: 2)
Alright so maybe two down notes on Vinny; why is he acting jealous over Jionni and does it seem like he’s trying to be the one who stirs the pot this year? Tough to tell, but maybe he plays that role well. I think Vinny had a good episode. We’ll see if any Snooki drama pops up for him… probably at some point. Maybe the biggest note on Vinny is he seemed to have best drunk night out of all of them in this episode, so he can get positive points for that. For some reason he made Deena cry, it still doesn’t make sense 12 hours later.
4) Ronnie (Preseason Rank: 4)
So a clean sweep of the guys up front 1 through 4. Everyone has to agree it deserved, right? Sure, Ronnie may have pulled a classic Ronnie and blacked out, but at this point who even gets mad at him when he fights with Sam? Ok, maybe some people, but I think Sam looked like the annoying one in that little spat they had. Main Ronnie notes though are no shock to blacking out, and then while at first he wasn’t welcoming of Sitch, he seemed to come around. I also got a kick out of him sliding down the freakin steps.
5) Sammi (Preseason Rank: 5)
Eh. She wasn’t great, but I guess she is the bottom half. She’s still annoying, and MY GOD a really bratty drunk. It was like the annoying freshman who’s new to drinking complaining about being hungry while wasted. Sorry, not complaining, whining. But it was no surprise her and Ron did have a fight on the first night out and half way through the first episode. We’ll see how their last year goes. I have a feeling we won’t miss them. An OK episode for Sammi, but nothing great by any means.
6) JWoww (Preseason Rank: 4)
I feel like the bitch JWoww is back, and when I say bitch JWoww I mean the JWoww we say is in the first couple seasons, because we all know she was always a bitch. She just seemed to have a certain attitude around her. And then for some reason, after all these years, she still seems like she can’t handle drinking too well. Super drunk and then super hung over. By now you’d think she’d have the hang of it.
7) Snooki (Preseason Rank: 7)
Pregnant Snooki, just seems weird. I’ll start by saying good for her for realizing someone three months away from being a mother shouldn’t be in a party house. But she’s still Snooki, so you know there are issues that come up. For starters, she needs to calm down with that ridiculous black and pink trunk. Then I was just baffled with the way she “tells time”. I shouldn’t say baffled, why would that be surprising to anyone? It’ll be a weird season with her not being herself, but she’ll still annoy us in some way. I just can’t give her much credit in this episode, she was also just trying to act like a pain at times.
8) Deena (Preseason Rank: 6)
For a moment I really thought Deena would have a decent episode, because she fooled us into thinking she had her shit together, but that all unraveled around the 30 minute mark. So the basic rundown on Deena; she fell out of the hammock, she doesn’t know what integrity means, she is a 24 year old in total high school love mode and can’t handle TWO DAYS being away from her boyfriend, she kept crying, she freaked out when she was drunk over Vinny asking her boyfriend, who sells furniture, about furniture, and then she kept crying. Her season doesn’t look like it’ll get better, as she apparently gets arrested. The new Snooki!
Jersey Shore Power Rankings; Season 5, Week 1
It’s baaaaaaack. Jersey Shore debuted it’s fifth season last night and the return to Seaside, and if the full season previews show you anything, we are obviously in for the typical obnoxiousness. I personally was not too psyched for the return of the show, as deep down I am rooting for this to be the final season. But the pure insanity is back and that of course means the Power Rankings return with it. Let’s see what we got to kick off season 5.
1) Pauly D (Last Season: 1)
There was an emergency! Pauly D needed his tan. Much like the rest of the cast, Pauly D was totally pumped to be back in the States, and their Seaside house. He did kick his summer off with hooking up with Ryder, which he will not be faulted for. He took the sloppy seconds joke in stride and did what he had to/wanted to do. He overall brought the good sense of energy to the house, and was trying to be a bit of help when Vinny was going through his depression… I think that’s fair to say. But back in the US, back in Jersey, Pauly D did his thing and forever will be the best cast member on this show.
2) Ronnie (Last Season: 3)
So wait… is Ronnie now like the voice of reason on the show? Things have changed a bit for Ronnie based on his previous seasons. For starters I don’t think there was a single Ron/Sam argument in this episode. WHAT?! And then he didn’t even really say anything to be an issue when he was stuck with rooming with Sitch again. And then he was also trying to be some help to Vinny, and I kind of agree with what he said in regards to Vinny in his talking head segment. He basically said Vinny is 24 and needs to man up. Come on kid! But overall I thought Ronnie had a great first episode considering his track record.
3) Vinny (Last Season: 1)
Poor Vinny. You gotta feel a little bad for the kid. We always knew Vinny was very tight with his family, and that was only proven when he was in tears over the fact that they were all there for the homecoming party. So yeah, he’s going through some stuff and definitely is in a rut being totally home sick. We now know it will lead to him leaving the Shore house, but what the future holds we can’t be too sure. I do think he’s letting it get to him too much. He was getting snippy and was really just letting it get to him too much as time went on.
4) JWoww (Last Season: 4)
We just know she will be involved in plenty of Snooki drama this season. And it seems like even some of her own. So maybe the old, total bitch, JWoww will make a return, but for now I can’t really discredit her, so will keep her right where I left her after Italy. For now she’s the most real out the girls currently on the show
5) Sammi (Last Season: 5)
It’s still hard to give Sammi a ton of credit, on anything, but as mentioned for Ron there was no fight, and yes that is a total shock. I did think he describing of The Situation with his friend, interestingly enough called The Unit, and there actions together, was a little funny, and fairly accurate. But you know when thinking back to all of Sam’s past on this show, it’s hard to hear her speak and not be somewhat annoyed. It’s like bad flashbacks.
6) The Situation (Last Season: 8)
The bad guy, huh? Sure, we could expect a ton of antics from Sitch this season, how could we not? But he was kind of laying his ground work it felt in episode 1. And for the first time with the whole Snooki mess he didn’t seem like the liar, and to be honest he seemed somewhat steady. He’s still the instigator and will indeed be the bad guy, just watch. But nothing terribly wrong with his debut, you just know there’s something there.
7) Deena (Last Season: 6)
She is annoying, can’t deny that. I feel like very often Deena just kinda drifts in the background in some episodes, and then something dumb happens her. The perfect proof in last night’s episode was her just awkwardly (and emphasize the AWKWARD) sitting at the end of Pauly D’s bed as he was laying with Ryder. I mean, we get it was bothering her, but that was a weird act. And then we didn’t really experience any crazy Deena moments while they were out, I’m sure that trend will change soon.
8) Snooki (Last Season: 7)
She’s the worst. Aside from basically putting Jionni in situations where he should feel like a total douche (because of her past) but she officially seems guilty over the whole SItuation drama that was sparked in Italy. As bad as Sitch is, she is equally right there with him and seemed worse this time. She also still can’t hide her bad side when drunk. So yeah, Snooki sucks, all 98 pounds of her. Also her chugging down pickle juice was a negative point for her this time around.
man, I miss Michael Scott. they were a weird couple, though (as the video shows). I’m personally a fan of the cheese balls scene
this GIF should make everyone’s day. tip to Joe for providing the image
Jersey Shore Power Rankings: Week 11
That says it all. We are winding down the days in Italy and getting ready for the finale. Before we get there though there is plenty of drama to be had. And hey, the show finally developed it’s bad guy. Instead of wasting anytime, with just one more episode left now, here are the week 11 power rankings.
1) Pauly D (Last Week: 2)
Pauly D moves back into the top spot after successfully avoiding Deena. It was a year long battle but he did a good job of not giving in to one of the meatballs, despite all her efforts. So good job, Pauly. He also had a good moment when handling the toothbrush that he found in the bathroom. Nice job using it to clear his clippers and then even nicer job with it turning out to be The Situation’s. He and Vinny have been the highlights this season and it’s hard to figure who will earn the top spot as the season closes out next week.
2) Vinny (Last Week: 1)
Vinny also had himself a really good episode, and as usual is pretty funny when he has to be. The only thing I can point as a reason for him slipping is by starting the holy war on what room people were gonna take back in Jersey. But it wasn’t that big of a deal because I actually believe he’s in the right. And the other good thing he’s done this season is be the one speaking up about The Situation, a very big problem.
3) Ronnie (Last Week: 3)
It’s tough to go against Ronnie right now. He’s been great. I don’t think Ronnie has ever seemed to enjoy his time on the show as much as he has the past 5 weeks, give or take. Even though he was totally ready to, I’m shocked he didn’t start a fight with that crowd of people looking to throw down. But he’s been steady, and didn’t even join in on the drama that Sam kinda started bringing to the table regarding the Shore house.
4) JWoww (Last Week: 5)
Props to JWoww for two things; one stepping up and not being so worried about looking after Snooki. By this point Snooki is a dramatic loose cannon and has only bitched at JWoww when JWoww has tried helping out. So good move by passing on that matter. And then I’ll even give some props here for forming a very unlikely friendship with Sam. Who would thunk it?! But again, this is just another person who has been having a solid season when it comes to Power Rankings. Tough to hate on JWoww this season, another weird thing to say.
5) Sammi (Last Week: 4)
Sammi has been good, too. However, I definitely thought she was being the old childish Sammi when making the case for the room in the house. We get it, no one wants to room with Sitch, but it’s tough to call shotty on a room considering the person you want to share it with has at times been your mortal enemy when in Jersey. So an understandable thing to deny if you don’t want the worst couple in the world to come out again. But I can’t hate on Sam like year’s past, or even the early part of this season. Yes, somewhere deep down that very terrible bitch is in there, and one day we’ll see it again, but right now she’s at ease it seems.
6) Deena (Last Week: 6)
Okay so last week I said Deena being ranked 6th wasn’t a bad thing, but this week it is meant to be a bad thing. I’m sure many will agree but drunk Deena is a really crazy bitch sometimes. I mean the whole fiasco back at that one bar was just insane… who acts like that? And I get Snooki brings it out of her, but she also brings it out of Snooki. Deena is definitely annoying, no other way to put it. Deena is also a complete moron. That may be the easiest way to put it.
7) Snooki (Last Week: T-8)
So Snooki has some digging out of the hole to do. And it won’t happen, just lucky for her the hole got deeper and she’s still stuck where she was. But drunk Snooki is at her worst emotionally this year. What a disaster it was, and no surprise with her and Deena. I like don’t even wanna watch when those two are together anymore… it’s really just obnoxious. But I think Snooki is just lost… and look at her, it was bound to happen.
8) The Situation (Last Week: T-8)
I jinxed him by making him No. 3 at one point. He’s fallen so quickly, and right back to where he was. Now he’s just trying to twist things to make himself look bad but in his head make everyone else look bad. He’s trying to start fights at clubs, he’s questioning everyone’s loyalty, and he’s saying he won’t be going to Jersey. Well, bro, you’ve done this all yourself. And you’re insanity clearly showed when talking to yourself about being the bad guy. It was like a Chang moment on Community, except we all love Chang… not you, Sitch. He has been the bad guy, and he definitely prefers it too. I don’t see him getting out of the basement.
Jersey Shore Power Rankings; Week 10
For the first time ever, we will not have someone ranked in the 7 spot.. but we have two people who are buried and tied for 8th because they are ruining the show. I was truthfully just bothered by watching Snooki cry and bitch and complain and go insane and lie and be an idiot, and all that, much more than ever. And then The Situation is one messed up individual… turns out Ron and Sam were right (power couple?). But we had a decent episode still with a cool trip to Sicily (looked like Jurassic Park out there) and some good laughs.
1) Vinny (Last Week: 2)
So what if he had sex with Snooki? Vinny maybe had the most real and true moment on the show ever by taking that trip to Sicily. For the first time on Jersey Shore we may have watched something valuable to someone other than finding someone at the bar that was DTF. So maybe the entire show isn’t a waste. And then he even did a good job dealing with The Situation’s forced upon drama and basically made it clear he was wrong, and he also was honest with Snooki and is willing to deal with it. Hey, it happened. But really good episode for Vinny.
2) Pauly D (Last Week: 1)
I’m so glad we have our new Pauly D catch phrase. THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. Too good. But Pauly D had a good time out in Sicily, enjoyed Vinny’s family and getting to see some old pictures of the kid. And then amongst all the drama it was really great how Pauly D just put on the fake smile for Sitch to tell his story, and then simply said whatever is gonna happen, he’s just sitting there with his popcorn and is ready to watch. Good for him. But unfortunately for Pauly, he was simply just a funny sidekick this week.
3) Ronnie (Last Week: 3)
He knew it all along! No way anyone can be more happy that Ronnie seeing The Situation just continue to crumble. He will most definitely enjoy this downward spiral continue, as we all will. Other than that I don’t have much to add for Ronnie. He deserves top 3 because he’s stable, and can even be entertaining. And the fact that his enemy is plummeting helps a lot. So good for you Ronnie, you used to really suck.
4) Sammi (Last Week: 5)
She seems so normal it’s almost like watching a new cast member. I mean, she’s never upset anymore… it’s pretty weird. But good for her, she finally came around and actually settled on the show. It was great how Sitch tried labeling her a “rat” but she did exactly as anyone would do, and she took the rat allegation in stride. And maybe I’m really losing it, but for some reason it seemed like Sammi had the most sensible talking heads in the whole episode. Top 4, Hazlet!
5) JWoww (Last Week: 4)
JWoww only slips because she snapped when she probably shouldn’t have bothered and really just said forget it. I guess it’s hard to blame her for snapping at Snooki, who is clearly pretty insane. But she is probably gonna knock Snooki out eventually, it’s only a matter of time. Snooki’s gone all 15-year old on JWoww, and it’s really annoying. But overall she’s still having a good year, just needs to drop Snooki.
6) Deena (Last Week: 6)
Deena should be happy to be at 6 because she is 6 in the most positive top 6 the show has ever had. She was kind of keeping her distance from the horrible drama, and good for her. She could have come out and said Snooki clearly had sex with Vinny when Snooki didn’t even realize yet, but she didn’t.
T-8) Snooki (Last Week: 7) & The Situation (Last Week: 8)
Yes, our first ever tie. I was watching this episode and just continued to hate both of them more. I’ll start with Snooki, because really if you EVER want to feel bad for her, you really can’t. She truly digs her own grave and has created possibly the most drama on the show ever. Her mess with Jionni has ultimately bummed out the house, and she only makes bigger mistakes to mess things up more and that leads to MORE drama. The whole thing with JWoww was a joke… ‘you’re supposed to be my best friendd’… shut the hell up. I give her credit for fighting Sitch for his wrongs, but still, she’s lost it and the looked her most foolish when calling Jionni saying she didn’t have sex with Vinny, and then minutes later called him right back to tell him she did have sex with Vinny. Honestly her cry all the time attitude with the girls is just so annoying it ruins the show. And then there’s Sitch. The dude has really lost it. His lying has definitely jumped the shark, and it used to be funny to watch him get burned, but now it’s just uncomfortable. I definitely felt like Jersey Shore was at it’s worst due to these two while watching this one.
Fox threatens to cancel The Simpsons
20th Century Fox is threatening to cancel The Simpsons as part of current contract negotiations regarding the show’s 24th season.
Fox want cast members to take a 45% pay cut – going from 8 million dollars to 4 million a season – and are playing dirty, knowing full well that they can continue to make plenty of d’oh… sorry, ‘dough’, from the show via syndication deals.
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I haven’t really been into The Simpsons much lately, but they’re always entertaining. TV would be hurt if The Simpsons were no longer apart of it.
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