#25: JERSEY SHORE
Network: MTV
Stars: Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, Jenni "Jwoww" Farley, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Angelina Pivarnick, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
Complex co-sign: MTV's buffed, coiffed, and tanned Jersey guidos and guidettes are like weird beach-going, club-hopping, drunken, brawling, slutty aliens, and that's precisely why so many of us couldn't take our eyes off them (JS was the highest rated original cable series among 12-34 year olds for the first quarter of 2010). Season two in Miami fell off a bit because you couldn't replicate the experience once the cast became famous, but by that point even your mom was talking about Snooki getting rocked in the face or the Situation's endorsement deals, so we gotta bow down to the phenomenon that shook our world. Fist pumps for all!