I've never seen either show, but at least Big Brother isn't quite as invasive, ironically. Jersey Shore has become a pop culture phenomenon that is unavoidable. Despite never having seen an episode, I can name a few characters off of Jersey Shore, and I know some of the key things that happened in the first season. I wish I didn't, but it's impossible to not hear about Jersey Shore. Big Brother, on the other hand, I didn't even know was still on air.