Jersey Shore is never going to go down as one of the great reality series of all time or anything remotely resembling “high art.” For a fair bit of time in the early 2010’s though, the MTV reality series was nothing short of a pop culture phenomenon. While it was on from 2009 to 2012, Jersey Shore was almost inescapable.

The spray-tanned adventures of Snooki, JWoww, The Situation, Vinnie, Ronnie, Sammi and Paulie D (among others) gave the world not only the acronym GTL but a treasure trove of hours of gloriously trashy TV. Even if you absolutely hated Jersey Shore, the way the show pervaded pop culture has ...

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