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'Jersey Shore:' What is Show's Lasting Impact on NJ?

Did MTV's raucous reality show change national perceptions of the Garden State?

MTV's Jersey Shore may soon be history, but will images of drunken misbehavior, boardwalk brawls and ample helpings of "gym, tan, laundry" characterize the Garden State for years to come?

On Thursday, MTV announced the show after its sixth season, taped this summer in Seaside Heights, airs this fall.

But what is the lasting impact of the TV series that many say put the worst of the state's stereotypes on display for millions of viewers across the world?

Were the antics of the eight housemates on Ocean Terrace just a few young people having fun, or has it done permanent damage to the state's reputation?

Ron Mullen September 08, 2012 at 02:49 PM
The Jersey Shore? Where is that? Thosands of Jerseyans have long ago been taking their summer vacations on NorthCarolina , Cape Cod , and various other outer island beaches. The Jersey shore became Suburbia many years ago.
Mac September 09, 2012 at 01:55 AM
The saddest reality of reality programming are viewers who actually believe reality shows are reality.
Frazure September 09, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Ut oh.....Kooka......just sayin'.
Big Daddy Don Garlits October 22, 2012 at 07:22 PM
The Jersey shore has been getting worse for years. I was down in Wildwood this summer with my little kids and once it got dark I felt like i was taking my life into my hands. Same goes for Seaside. Point Pleasant is still ok, but it has gotten worse as well...plus the prices are rediculous...for a couple hundred bucks more for the week you can go to Disney.
Rick October 22, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Atlantic city expressway brings in Philadelphia low lifes and inner city scum.

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