It’s hard to say goodbye to a cultural phenomenon like Jersey Shore, but we have to start the process eventually. MTV kicked off the farewell season of the hit show tonight, and we are still working through our emotions about it.

First things first, this looks like it’s going to be The Season of Deena Nicole, which we think is a good thing. In terms of reality TV characters, she’s one of the only people left on the show that still has the potential for good drama. Everyone else is either too sober or too pregnant or too conscious of their fame to act crazy. Deena has a fresh relationship with a boyfriend, a hot new body, and the potential for major dramz. Good for Deena! With only one season of this show left, it’s about time that she broke out as a big star.

However, the rest of the cast during this episode seemed a little (dare we say it?) boring. Don’t get us wrong, we are happy that The Situation is finding peace and that everyone is getting along, but we don’t watch Jersey Shore for group hugs and reasonable conversations on patios — we watch for crazy, over-the-top reactions to drunken situations and impressively brilliant one-liners. Hopefully, the season will get better as it goes along, but as for right now we aren’t thoroughly impressed by the (two-hour!) premiere episode.

But enough about us, what did you think of the show? Rate the episode below and share your thoughts in the comments.

Jersey Shore airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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