Honestly, I was furious when I first heard about this show. But after some thought, I realized that any bad image that this show places on Jersey is one of two things: 1) has already been placed on NJ or 2) keeps people out of NJ.
AKA this is better than most people are thinking.
However, I hate the depiction of Italian-Americans (as I am one) because it just makes us look like a bunch of retarded goons. Watching the show upset me when I saw all of the Italian objects in their house.
Having said that (Curb Your Enthusiasm joke there), this show is ****ing hilarious. These people are just the most arrogant, egotistical dumbasses in all of the world. Watching their antics and listening to their epic lines have hooked me on watching the entire series. Also, last summer my sister and friend felt like going to a bar in Belmar. I should've realized. We went to Dee Jai's (however the **** you spell it). I left before even getting into the bar. EVERYONE had big biceps, blow-out hair, and accents. I probably inhaled steroids. Seeing these monsters up close and personal makes me credit MTV for finding ACTUAL guidos for the show. Kudos, MTV, kudos.