I like Mad Men
(though, for reasons I stated in my first post in this thread, I don't LOVE it like most people who watch it), but from what little I've seen of Jersey Shore
(my roommate watches it), I find it deplorable. The things they say and do don't make me laugh -- they make me cringe. It's truly depressing to know that there are REAL people like this out there in the world: extremely spoiled, extremely shallow, extremely self-absorbed, extremely materialistic, and, above all, extremely stupid. Even more depressing is that there are people out there who look up to these poor excuses for human beings. Back in the early '90s people talked about how Beavis and Butthead were "dumbing down" America; well, compared to these guys, B&B look like Rhodes scholars.