Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    Jan 3, 2011
    Overall, I don't have too many complaints. But if you're a fan of the fantasy "Real World" houses, I should warn that you'll be disappointed. The aesthetic highlight here is blue Astroturf.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jan 3, 2011
    As stupid as it looks, and as much as you can hate yourself for watching, it's a complex show about the nature of sin. There's a tendency to examine it too cerebrally in that regard, to think of Jersey Shore as pure performance art. Sometimes critics can be wrong in typing too many words.
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jan 3, 2011
    Season 2 of MTV's instant trash classic moves the Situation, Snooki and Co. down to Miami Beach for a little change of scenery and no apparent change in attitude. Actually, the scenery hasn't really changed, either.
  4. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jan 3, 2011
    The show still has the moments of off-the-cuff comedy and guilelessness that made the first season fun to watch, if not exactly a parade of role models.
  5. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jan 3, 2011
    Season 2 is more of less than we've come to expect.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 3, 2011
    From pariahs to parodies. What a quick ride. The party is almost over for Jersey Shore.
  7. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jan 3, 2011
    Jersey Shore is appalling, which is mostly its appeal, but it can also be funny, irreverent and breezily dimwitted--which is the rest of the appeal.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jan 5, 2012
    Seriously people. If you had to choose a season to watch, this is it. It has all the drama, all the drinks, all the Snooki you need to enjoy some good ol'fashion Guido time! Full Review »
  2. Mar 2, 2011
    Why is being messed up, clueless, ignorant and mouthy good entertainment? They are apparently off to Italy where they need to be aware that their courts say you are guilty till proven innocent. Good Luck. Full Review »
  3. Jan 7, 2011
    This show is for people that want's to be like everybody else. this show sucks!!!! And half of my school thinks that it is good when it isn't and i don't see the point of the show Full Review »