Gift Guide 2010: DVD Box Sets

By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  December 8, 2010

JERSEY SHORE: SEASON ONE AND TWO | $39.99 DVD | It’s startling to consider that we once lived in a world in which the cast of Jersey Shore was not famous. Together, Pauly D, Vinnie, the Situation, JWoww, Snooki, Ronnie, Sammi, and to a lesser extent, Angelina, function like one of those great inventions that you didn’t know you needed until you heard it existed. Jersey Shore filled a gaping hole in our collective psyches bigger than the ShamWow and the Shake Weight combined. The DVD two-pack is a seven-disc, Rosetta-Stone-like education in a new language — introducing us to terms like “grenade” (“unfortunate-looking female”), “creeping” (“courting”), and “smoosh room” (just don’t touch the sheets). Season two, which relocated the gang to Miami in (we’re guessing) an experiment to test the hardiness of the mid-Atlantic strain of Chlamydia in warmer climates, is arguably as incisive a look into the dark heart of the American dream as The Wire.

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