First and foremost, MTV’s new show, Snookie & JWOWW, is not a reality show. Snookie & JWOWW could be more accurately described as an unscripted comedy, like Curb Your Enthusiasm minus the humor and intelligence.
There is no practical reason for a pregnant and engaged Snookie to move out of her parent’s house and in with JWOWW in Jersey City. Nor is there any reason for a monogamous JWOWW to move in with someone in this predicament. JWOWW’s reasoning is once she hits thirty it’s time to settle down. Therefore, she has three years for “a bucket list to get everything done.” JWOWW doesn’t bother to describe what activities comprise this so-called bucket list. The whole premise for Snookie & JWOWW is so flimsy it is insulting.
During the first episode of Snookie & JWOWW, Snookie shtick gets old fast. It’s obvious her family tree is driftwood, after a discussion between Snookie and her mother about what makes food Kosher. Snookie, in her infinite wisdom decides that Kosher means organic, healthy food because that’s what Jewish people eat.
Daddy doesn’t fare much better when sitting Snookie down to discuss things like paying electric bills. Problem solved, she’ll live like those thrifty Amish and use candles. The Amish’s ability to economize made them rich, they own their own companies you know. You have to give Snookie credit for being equally ignorant about all races, cultures, creeds and sexual orientations. She doesn’t discriminate with her stupidity.
By now, you start to wonder if someone could actually be this obtuse, or if Snookie is creating a parody of herself for laughs. Oh, won’t it be funny when Snookie can’t parallel park her huge truck. That Snookie, she just told the real estate broker JWOWW is having her period. Just the first of what we are sure will be many TMI moments to come.
JWOWW appears to be a little more intelligent than Snookie but just as crass. During the first episode, JWOWW has the nerve to ask two people she just met if they f##k. JWOWW and Snookie are the worse comedy duo since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
Conveniently, JWOWW and Snookie find the perfect place to cohabitate which just happens to be an old fire station that is spacious, aesthetically pleasing and apparently affordable.
Just as they are ready to sign the lease, Snookie lets her supposed best friend know that she’s pregnant and getting married. Oops, did she forget to mention that? JWOWW is clueless about these two huge developments in Snookie’s life.
Snookie’s reasoning for holding out on her bestie is that she was afraid that JWOWW wouldn’t want to move in with her if she knew the truth. Yes, in real life that is exactly what would happen, but this is anything but real life. So, despite JWOWW’s reservations, she must agree to the arrangement. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have an entire season of one of the worst shows MTV has ever produced. The best thing we can say about Snookie & JWOWW is that it only lasts thirty minutes—twenty with commercial