What The Critics Are Saying About MTV’s ‘Buckwild’

Gabrielle Chung / January 4, 2013

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Move over, Jersey Shore. Hello, Buckwild?

The controversial new MTV series made its debut on Thursday night, though many viewers aren’t warming up to the Southern reality TV show — and its stars — as they did to the one that launched the likes of Snooki, The Situation and JWoww to superstardom.

Buckwild follows six girls and three boys in their late teens and early 20s as they embark on a wild and drunken shenanigans in the small town of Sissonville, W. Va. Exactly like Jersey Shore, right? Wrong.

Despite the formula for success, many critics panned the show as playing into Southern stereotypes and adds nothing to excite those who’ve followed the fist-pumpin’ gang at Seaside Heights for six whole season.

What else are people saying about the new show?

Read on to see the reviews.

The Hollywood Reporter: Buckwild is everything that MTV wants, and it’s everything people will expect, which is exactly what makes it so useless. It adds nothing. It’s not shocking, it’s not interesting, and it’s not quite crazy enough to become part of the zeitgeist. There’s nothing about these young rednecks that is particular to West Virginia, either, as much as any other state would surely deny it. These are just kids gone wild (though no wilder than you’d find in any college town). The biggest problem is, we’ve seen it all before.

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