By Cristin O’Connell
Are you ready to fist pump? MTV’s “Jersey Shore” is back.
On Thursday, April 5, popularly known by fans as “Jerzday,” Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Deena Nicole Cortese all returned for a new, reunion series: “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.”
According to MTV’s website, the reality television series is back after “five years, five kids, three marriages and who knows how many GTL sessions.”
“I am definitely excited about the return of the ‘Jersey Shore.’ Although it will never be the same because of their age,” said senior Chris DeCicco. “I think it would be cool if Angelina came back because she always starts fights and it grabs the viewer’s attention more to stay tuned to the next episode. I think it would be better for Sammi to not return, because of Ronnie and how they both found new people to date, so it would be awkward.”
Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola will not be returning for “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.” However, Angelina Pivarnick is set to make a return in the reunion series.
“I am not a huge fan of Angelina I think she has been irrelevant since last Miami season. As for Sam, I am disappointed. I get that she was in a toxic relationship with Ronnie but they are both basically dating someone, so I am angry she is not there,” said senior Cat Fleming.
“Jersey Shore” premiered in Dec. of 2009, originally taking place in Seaside Heights, NJ. The show is popularly known for lots of drama, hair gel, fake tans, dancing, muscles, fights, hookups, breakups, and of course, partying. The new season takes place in Miami.
“It does not make or break my day if these people do another show, but I am not about to go out of my way to watch a bunch of 40 year olds do gross partying,” said sophomore Del Driscoll. “But if I do happen to stumble upon clips from the show on Twitter, I will take a look and I will just mark it up as a happy accident, I guess.”
Some Sacred Heart students have different opinions on the show. Some are excited for it to return and some think the show is just “trash.”
“I am not excited for the ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation,’ because I have never watched the show. It makes the Jersey Shore and Italians look bad,” said senior Tom Grosso.
In ‘Jersey Shore Family Reunion,’ instead of everyone being single, most of the housemates are now either dating or married.
Pauly D is the only one who is single, for now. Snooki is married with two kids, JWoww is married with two kids, Deena is married, Ronnie is expecting with his girlfriend, and Mike the Situation is dating his college sweetheart and has been sober since 2015.
“I wish they were back in Jersey but in Miami they had so much more drama,” said Fleming. “The trailer looks like there is some interesting drama, now that they are adults. I cannot wait.”
So, grab your duck phone and your hair gel, the “Jersey Shore” is back.
“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” airs on MTV on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. Will you be watching?