Anyway, right now Netflix lets you watch Season 2 of the Jersey Shore instantly. So that's what I'm considering. As stated earlier, my main concern in general is people trying to tell other people what to do without any good reason for it -- whatever name you want to call that. I credit anarchism in my case, for better or worse, because this is what I take from it on a practical level. Nevertheless, this remains the operative concept which informs my overarching map -- Marxism's narrower focus, on the other hand, is how the capitalist mode of production "tells people what to do" without asking anybody's preference on many important subjects; the Marxist map is concerned with one example of "people trying to tell others what to do" insofar as propertied classes have more power than the dispossessed under capitalism.
When it comes to some people trying to tell others what to do, there are three categories I am concerned with in the case of something like the Jersey Shore:
1) The relationships between cast members and other individuals appearing on the show
2) The relationship between 1) and the production crew
3) The relationship between myself and others as an audience and the Jersey Shore as a commercial product we "consume"
These are the places I am primarily interested in looking at. With a little luck I hope to get started soon!