HAVING mined all feasible entertainment value out of watching Italian-American people get mullered before laying into one another and having existential debates about what it means to be ‘real,’ then making five additional series featuring the same bedlam, MTV sensibly cancelled Jersey Shore in 2012.
Bizarrely, this only saw the theme expanded, with a number of spin-offs, including notorious northeastern English version Geordie Shore, whose cast of puffed up paramecia were recently banned from filming in Mallorca due to Calvia Council frowning on “a programme that promotes a skewed image of the town.”
Now, MTV producers’ latest effort, Super Shore, which brings together stars from two other spin-offs, Spain’s Gandia Shore and Mexico’s Acapulco Shore, has been warned about unauthorised shooting in glitzy Marbella, having already been barred from Puerto Banus by zealous city councillors.
The show’s bosses have been told that they must apply for permission before setting their cameras rolling, with a statement issued by Marbella Film Office stating that the show “degrades the image of the towns where it is filmed, giving the impression that the destinations they visit are exclusively devoted to debauchery, alcohol and parties.”
This will come as a blow to the Super Shore team, with the city council moving quickly to nip their shenanigans in the bud, their decision no doubt influenced by English anthropological examination The Only Way Is Essex, which hit Marbella in 2014 and whipped up a storm of scandals and controversy.