2012 seems like an eternity ago for many reasons, not the least of which is the year's distinction for being the last time Jersey Shore graced MTV with its presence. Since the Guidos and Guidettes last left the Shore, each has gone through a variety of situations, some involving more TV and some involving less than ideal situations. In any case, those six seasons of tanning and debauchery were obviously life-changing for everyone involved, and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has shared what it is that she misses about the reality hit.
I don't miss it in the sense where I love my life right now. But I do miss just being with the roomies and just having that moment of being the number one show. That was crazy. I think we took it for granted, 'cause we were like, 'Oh, we're number one again.' But now when you think back on it, it was the time of our lives.
I completely get where Snooki is coming from there in her talk with People. Not in the sense that I've ever been a part of a cable hit where people referred to another human being as The Situation," but in that way that I can look fondly back on my more immature days with friends while also fully embracing my current life as a parent. But my life was never in any way as over-the-top and in full view of the world at large, so the comparisons really are pretty limited between me and Snooki. Who'd have thought?
Since its first season in 2009, Jersey Shore gave Snooki a slew of opportunities to make regrettable decisions, and she definitely chose the wrong way to handle plenty of incidents. She's come out in the past with just how much booze the Jersey Shore cast took in during production, so those misguided choices had a clear source. (I mean, this is a show where it was news when everyone decided NOT to drink.) The pint-sized firecracker had one messy arrest put on camera for Season 3, when she was taken in by Seaside Heights cops for disturbing the peace, among other charges. And arguably the biggest breakthrough moment for Snooki came when, during filming, she got punched in the face by a dude, which went wildly viral. Sure, there were lots of good times that one could logically miss and yearn for, but not everything makes that cut.
Most recently, Snooki and her husband Jionni LaValle have been kicking it happily with their two sons, while also hosting another Shore-related reality show. But FYI's Nicole & Jionni's Shore Flip is a completely different kind of beast than Jersey Shore's party hearty vibe. It's unclear at this point if a second season of the realty series has been ordered, but we'll keep an ear out. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere schedule to see what's coming to the small screen in the near future.