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Geordie Shore – What Do You Think?

Geordie Shore
Thursday, 2nd June, 2011

This is probably going to be my last post on Geordie Shore, unless something relevant comes up. I have lost some inspiration about the show, and its on TV now anyway, you dont need me to keep going on about it.

Anyway, it seems like everyone is talking about it, how bad it is, or the superfans on how amazing it is. So, what do you think?

What do I think?

I have mixed feelings. It is an entertainment show, its supposed to entertain and it does but I feel it could do more. I like the programme for the entertainment value, and since its in my own city of Newcastle I can relate to it like many others. You have to watch it with some perspective, these are young people, and are on a TV show which will dramatise and sensationalise situations like all reality TV shows seem to do. Many things I do not like, such as the fighting in clubs and bars; Does it happen? Yes. Does EVERYONE do it? No. And so far there have been 2 episodes and 2 fight scenes, this is something I dont agree with.

What is a Geordie?

Another massive point, and was always something talked about before the cast were even announced was the use of the word “Geordie”. Everyone will say that a Geordie is someone from Newcastle. This is what I believe and most people do too. So when you have people in there from Sunderland and Middlesbrough and they are calling themselves Geordies all you are doing is annoying people from Newcastle, and probably people from the other areas too; I wonder how many people from Middlesbrough call themselves a Geordie? I would guess none. One cast member: “Being  A Geordie is a lifestyle...” No its not, its when you’re born in Newcastle! I wonder if she was told to say that?

The massive hate

I knew there would be hate, but even I didn’t realise the scale of it. Facebook groups setup, most famously the “Geordie Pride RIP” one, which got featured on the local news and has over 30,000 members. I would ask why do you hate it? Do you hate the show, or do you hate that the way the show is representing Newcastle?

Representation of Newcastle

This is another big point. People are saying it doesn’t represent Newcastle or a true Geordie, well I think some parts do. Girls with fake tan, hair, nails, and are orange, and the lads too. Well there are plenty of those knocking around in Newcastle; Fair enough its not everyone, that is true, but its hardly uncommon, not only in Newcastle but all over the UK. If you are talking about a night out then its easy to find that stereotype; The thing about Newcastle is that as far as drinking goes its pretty diverse; The Bigg Market, The Gate, The Diamond Strip, The Quayside; It is all Newcastle and its all Newcastle nightlife, but there are different scenes with different people, some may like some and not others.

We seen it coming – Myself and people I talked to knew exactly the types of people they would get, and the locations they would use in terms of nightlife, I even guessed where the house would be and I was spot on!

No More Geordie Shore Blogging?

If you read my blog you will know I am all about positivity these days 😛 This show is getting too negative for me, its getting a very bad reputation so I will step back from it for the time being at least.

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  1. Alexandria Web Said,

    Well it’s certianly interesting to see what Victoria (that’s what she went as when we were kids) has been doing since school…
    I don’t like Geordie Shore, I’m not going to say it’s faked or that the people aren’t real because I know that all that kind of thing does happen but I don’t think it’s fair to say it represents all of “Geordieland”.
    I don’t know if you know but people were picked to audition for the show via Facebook (you had to PM the Geordieshore account with a paragraph about yourself), and I know a lot of people from the rock, goth and alt scenes (all three of which are actually pretty big) who all sent stuff and didn’t even get a reply, where as all the “you’ve been tangoed” people I know at least got polite “no thanks” or “tell us more” messages back, which kind of says to me they’d already decided they were only going to portray one kind of stereotype on the show right from the start.

    posted on Friday 3rd June, 2011 at 8:49
  2. lamia shark Said,

    i dont like it wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    posted on Monday 6th June, 2011 at 11:11