Brighton Beach: The next Jersey Shore?

Lifetime has announced that it will be airing a new show called Brighton Beach, according to an article in The Observer. There are so many things to be said about this, we don’t even know where to begin.

First of all, Lifetime? Really? The people who brought us movies like She’s Too Young? Although I guess with their semi-recent taking over of Project Runway in some attempt to revamp their image(?) this kind of makes sense.

You might be asking yourself, why Brighton Beach? Or maybe even, wtf is Brighton beach? Well, Brighton Beach is the neighborhood in Brooklyn where the famous Coney Island resides. There is also a large Russian population in Brighton Beach, which is, in part, one of the ways the show will differentiate itself from Jersey Shore, according to the article in The Observer. In fact, according to the article, that seems to be one of the basic premises: “The show, Brighton Beach, will place a group of strangers in a house on Coney Island, and promises to differentiate itself from Shore by focusing on the foibles unique to the Russian community, according to producer Elina Miller.”   Continue Reading