Geordie Shore debuted on MTV last night following a publicity blitzkrieg in the press, but the six week series received a mixed reception from critics and viewers alike, with some audiences in the North East complaining that the show does the region a disservice.
Based on the popular American series Jersey Shore, the reality-soap follows the fortunes of eight northerners. But some viewers were disgruntled when the cast were seen simply vomiting, baring their chests, and being promiscuous.
âAbsolutely awful. Paints the North East as trash,” one member of the public wrote on The Shields Gazette’s facebook page. “You canât seriously tell my they didnât watch it and cringe too. The person who produced the show must hate us up here, to portray us like that.â?
“It was even worse than I imagined it would be. Geordie/North East folk have been made a laughing stock,” said another.
One Northern viewer even explained that the show had pushed them to the edge of self-harm. âIt made me want to both claw out my eyes and poke things in my ears,â? she said.
“It was enough to make most Geordies want to distance themselves from Newcastle and to make the rest of us want to distance ourselves from humanity,” concluded Rachel Tarley in the Metro.
There were some people who enjoyed the show though. “I honestly think once people watch it, they will love it. The showâs really about twenty-somethings having a good time,” said one of The Shields Gazette’s readers.
So what did you think of MTV’s new show?