Having never seen Jersey Shore, only a clip of "Chelsea Lately" where the three more popular "characters" appear, I can only gather that the United States of America (with the exception of a minority up in arms about the show because they are in "the know") will agree with me when I note this show as a gleaming beacon of "guido" mockery.
I should only have to state the premise of True Blood in plain English to make my point about its sheer farcicality, but I will elaborate.
Basically, a bunch of vampires and other already-thought-of creatures run around in a fictional Louisiana town and hang out with non-vampire-but-telepath Sookie flirts with Bill The Vampire.
Uh. Shall I go on? Oh ok, since I promised. According to wikipedia, the story is an allegory for LGBT rights. The vampires "come out of the coffin" and allege that "God hates fangs".
Personally, I was willing to accept Twilight and the rest of Stephenie Meyer's brainchildren as this generation's Harry Potter. But as the vampire trend slowly grew until it reached a tipping point, I have to admit, all the lore began to grate on my last nerve. And it's just a hop, skip, and a jump from first nerve to last. Not many stops in between.
I feel like fictitious creature fads go in and out like fashion. Like, high-waisted skirts were "in" during the 80s, much like vampires were in the early 90s with "Interview With A Vampire". But sometimes fads are just big mistakes. Like shoulder pads.
It's time for someone to come up with a new fictitious creature or superhero. Like "Schruteman". He could go around righting wrongs and feeding beets to everyone. Although, even that is just a variation of a preexisting character. Maybe we're just doomed to be exposed to more reality when we come home from a long, hard day of reality and watch Snooki in all her orange glory and hair bump talk about God-knows-what on the beautiful shores of New Jersey. Or, if we get bored with that, there's always the gripping and oh-so-original blossoming romance between Sookie and Bill The Vampire.
Tell you what though, I never get tired of hearing his wise vampire warning of "Sookie, no".