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This is a snapshot of youth culture based in Newcastle upon Tyne, giving an insight into debauchery and rowdiness that can happen when young people are left to their own devices.
Whether you agree with this lifestyle or not, you will want to know what they get up to next. If you want more of this addictive car crash TV, take a look at my recommendations for TV series like ‘Geordie Shore’.
Thanks to this show, Essex will forever be known as the place where the vajazzle was born. If you’re unfamiliar with this term or with ‘TOWIE’ in general, this should be an illuminating read.
If you’ve never watched ‘The Only Way is Essex’ or ‘Geordie Shore’ before, you would be forgiven for thinking they are the same thing. Both feature the following in copious amounts: fake tan, indistinguishable accents, cheating partners, simulated drama… I could go on. The similarities are endless.
The Kardashians need no introduction. They have become the definition of popular culture. It may surprise you, then, to see them featured on this list, and the reason is this: Kim and co are no better than ‘Geordie Shore’, despite their money.
The point of reality TV is that it is fundamentally vacuous and this is what all of these programmes share, which is not necessarily a bad thing!
It is endearing to be able to switch your brain off and put your cares aside. It’s called entertainment.
This is another reality programme, though there is a big question mark over just now ‘real’ it is. Rumoured to be scripted, ‘Made in Chelsea’ is like ‘Geordie Shore’ in that the cast all sleep with one another and this forms the main storyline.
‘Made in Chelsea’ is considered a cut above other reality programming due to its affluent cast members. If you enjoy watching wealthy West Londoners flash the cash, this show is for you.
I can promise the following recommendations will be just as trashy as the previous. They don’t move away from that car crash TV feeling, but they differ in that they are not reality shows. Read on as I tell you more about TV series similar to ‘Geordie Shore’.
‘Hollyoaks’ is a soap that appeals to your Nan and tween girls. That is literally their entire demographic. Storylines range from the mundane to the ridiculous, with an explosion every few plotlines despite the fact that it’s supposed to be set in a sleepy suburb.
Like ‘Geordie Shore’, ‘Hollyoaks’ has a primarily young cast and aims to offer an insight into youth culture. Some young people may wish not to be portrayed in such a way, however.
‘Take Me Out’ is a game show about dating. It is the programme equivalent of Tinder. Unlike ‘Geordie Shore’, it does not claim to represent reality but it is assumed that these are real boys and girls looking for love.
There is rejection; it is brutal. All is fair in love and war, but you never feel sorry for the contestants because they are just so annoying. This is a brilliant article if you’d like more of an insight into ‘Take Me Out’.
There is an element of voyeurism about reality TV, and this particularly applies to ‘Geordie Shore’.
No aspect of their lives is off limits – even the parts you may not necessarily want to see. This is also true of the recommendations on this list: they are guilty pleasures. You may not be proud of it, but you will always watch to find out what happens next.
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