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There Was An Australian "Jersey Shore" A Few Years Ago, And It Was Terrible

And it was terrible.

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Premiering in 2012, The Shire explored the lives of 15 members of the beach community of Cronulla, in Sydney's Sutherland Shire.

The production company described the series as a "reality version of the long running soap Home and Away," and honestly, you couldn't have made some of these characters up.

Who can forget Sophie and Vernesa?

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Or Beckaa?

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And do any of these people know how to correctly spell their names?

There were scenes of romance.

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And dramatic ~love triangles~.

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Shonda Rhimes could learn a thing or two.

It was just a good time all round, really.

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The show was so bad it made news headlines... on its own network.

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While initially premiering to quite decent numbers, the show was later axed after just nine episodes -- none of which can be found anywhere on the internet.

Whatever, Channel 10. We haven't forgotten.

You can check out a trailer below.

View this video on YouTube

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If you think you can actually handle the raw footage.

So, who thinks it's time for a gritty remake?

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Keen as.

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