Thursday, October 07, 2010

Russian Jersey Shore Coming To Lifetime


Although there have been a lot of proposed Jersey Shore type shows being offered, Brighton Beach is the first that has actually been picked up by a network. The show which is being called a Russian Jersey Shore will follow several groups of people as they interact with a nightclub in Brighton Beach. For now Lifetime is saying that the show will feature not only Russian Jersey Shore types but also their parents and even grandparents. I don't think that part will last. I think Lifetime wants ratings and they will do that is to play to the stereotypes as much as Jersey Shore does.

In fact, the producer of the show told a reporter, "We are big fans of 'Jersey Shore,' but the Russian community has its own set of characters which we think could be even more interesting. There will be plenty of vodka, techno music and guys wearing Adidas pants, leather jackets and gold chains, and driving souped-up cars. There will also be a lot of hot, decked-out Russian girls."

I don't know about you, but I really want an Appalachian one.

17 comments:

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

No offense, but I'm not interested in seeing Svetlana in a tight dress, taking warm vodka shots. I've seen this already...it's called Bathurst and Steeles.

cdanluva said...

Totally agree with Sue Ellen. Not interested in this at all.

rebellious, contrary and nice said...

LOL, Sue Ellen.

jess said...

So this is the "new Real World" which means not real at all.

RocketQueen said...

I don't know why they wouldn't set it IN Russia. I might watch that - I'm kind of interested in Russian nightlife.

Susan said...

Because, RocketQueen, New Jersey brings the whole trash element that brings in ratings.

I jest. I'm a lifelong New Jersey resident. And these shows do my already ridiculed state no justice at all.

At least there's Boardwalk Empire, which makes me wish that Atlantic City was REALLY that glamourous nowadays.

Karmen said...

If their standards of "hot" are the same as those for the girls on the Jersey Shore, then it's going to be a pretty busted show.

jen said...

I've seen this already...it's called Bathurst and Steeles.


*dead*

awesome balla. said...

this could either be horrifyingly bad or the best (and by best i mean the worst) thing that has ever happened to my television viewing.

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ureallyannoyme said...

The old joke goes you know you're in Coney Island when the kids are swimming in their underwear. You know you're at Brighton Beach when the men are.

Stereotypes aside, the parts of Brighton Beach I've seen have a lot of cute little restaurants and the buildings are all well kept. A nice little neighborhood it seems. Plus there is an assisted living home right on the boardwalk -- all the seniors are wheeled out to get some sun, watch the ocean/people. I couldn't tell you about the nightlife, though.

RJ said...

I'm very surprised that there hasn't already been a Jersey Shore-type show based in the Deep South. I've lived here all my life, and while there are many, many, many highly intelligent, well-educated, open-minded people down here, there are also a whole lot of stereotypical white-trash, trailer-dwelling, meth-making rednecks who'd make Larry the Cable Guy look like the Duke of Windsor. And they have absolutely no shame. They'd loooooove to display their low-down lives for all the world to see.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

@jen

No good?

RocketQueen said...

@Susan - fair enough. My condolences for the beating your state is taking ;)

jen said...

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...
@jen
No good?

VERY good, and spot on XD

MCH said...

I grew up living in New Jersey & South Carolina (mainly) & currently live in North Carolina (Appalachia, Enty!).
I've traveled all over and I am positive that you could visit any state in our great country and find a similar group of ignorant/white trash to showcase on television for the rest of the country to scoff at.

The End! ;)

Jerry said...

Springsteen said it 20 years ago: 57 channels and there's still nothing on.

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