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Old 05-03-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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That the media seems to be using New Jersey a lot for profitable TV entertainment.

-First it was "The Sopranos" which ended up being the most successful HBO series in television history.
-Then came "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" which ended up being the most successful Real Housewives season.
-Then unfortunately came "Jersey Shore" which was MTV's biggest success in a long time. (Season 2 starts soon but I don't care enough to know when)
-And now the most popular show on the Style network is "Jerseylicious"

Seems to me that people are overly exposing NJ for Moderator cut: Language giggles because they know people will watch it. Why do people love to hate NJ so much?

Last edited by bmwguydc; 05-04-2010 at 11:57 PM.. Reason: Language
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Ocean County, NJ
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Why do people love to hate NJ so much?
Because we make it so easy.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: North Brunswick
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Personally I am neutral on this. I don't really have any reason to hate it, but I don't really have a reason to love it either.

Depends where too. Few people realize there are many parts of NJ which are quite different from each other.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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Dont forget the Cake Boss (about the Carlos Bakery in Hoboken).
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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Also, don't forget the show "Ed" that use to air on NBC. Although, the entire story of the show took place in Stuckeyville, Ohio, it was all primarily filmed in northern NJ. It's probably the only NJ show that I love, even though, it's suppose to be Ohio (but when you know it's not Ohio, you make it Stuckeyville, NJ)...

"Cake Boss" is still ok for me. I've never seen "Sopranos". Took one peep at "Jersey Shore" and my eyes popped out. Stopped by "Jerseylicious" out of curiosity and it seems to be one big cranky drama event. Never saw "TRHoNJ".

I don't think all the people watching these shows view NJ with "hate". It's more of what these shows are intended to do, which is to entertain. But, it is mind-numbling to see so many shows taking place in NJ within the 2000 decade. Never thought our state could be that "entertaining" outside of the stereotype jokes that we often sadly get. We can't totatly blame "Sopranos" for starting this madness, because these shows are helping to bring in tourism dollars.

(But I wonder if there will ever be an NJ show that doesn't star Italians....? "Dinner Impossible's" Robert Irvine is probably close as a non-Italian NJ resident, but most of the time, his show doesn't take place in NJ...)
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