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GEORDIE SHORE: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SERIES
Reviewed by
Sean Warhurst
on
GEORDIE SHORE: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SERIES DVD Review Sure, Geordie Shore is baseless, puerile and sensationalist trash, but that’s exactly the point. Nobody comes into these kind of shows expecting an experience on par with, say, Breaking Bad or The Wire, and criticising the show on these merits is fruitless
Rating:
3.5

Feature 6.5
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Special Features 6.0
Total 7.0
Distributor: Paramount
Genre: Reality
Running Time: 336 Minutes
Reviewer: Sean Warhurst
Classification
: MA15+

7.0

 
GEORDIE SHORE: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SERIES

I have an embarrassing confession to make – I actually kind of enjoy watching the “Shore” programs. I know, I know, they’re a tasteless exercise in glorifying the narcissistic echelons of society whose only concerns in life are to get blackout drunk and pull birds, but there’s something fascinating in watching a motley crew of vain, egotistical meatheads and promiscuous women attempt to jam all of their inflated egos into a single location.

Series 4 of Geordie Shore, the UK spin-off of mega hit Jersey Shore, sees the long time group of Gaz, James, Vicky, Ricci, Sophie, Charlottte and Holly joined by two newcomers – Gaz analogue Scott and Dan, a lad who talks the talk but is perceived by his housemates as failing to walk the walk.

Outlining the story arc of this series is futile as it’s basically the same old story as previous instalments – The gang get smashed, shag, fall out and basically act the fool for the voyeuristic pleasure of viewers. The addition of the two new housemates fails to change the dynamic of the show; indeed, they get so little screen time, especially Dan, that I kept forgetting that they were even there. Scott and Gaz quickly team up and form “The Buck Squad”, but the camaraderie of the group seems to be adversely affected by the departure of Jay and it seems as if the group has splintered into several distinct camps, a situation that’s exacerbated even more when Vicky and Sophie have a major falling out. For the first time the sporadic coupling of Charlotte and Gaz plays very little part in this series, leaving the relationship bust-ups almost exclusively to Vicky and Ricci, unless you count Holly’s fawning over James.

Throughout the series the gang breaks up, makes up and gets absolutely mortal, and although it all makes for engaging viewing, once you take a step back and actually look at the content of each episode you realise that nothing has actually really happened of note and a majority of each episode is comprised of filler up until the pre-requisite cliffhanger at the end of each episode.

Special Features

This release features a collection of Geordie Shorts, deleted scenes and cast interviews; The Geordie Shorts are a brief snippet, usually around a minute and a half, of unseen footage or behind-the-scenes looks at the production process, whilst the other features are exactly what you’d expect.

List of Features:

-      Geordie Shorts

-      Deleted Scenes

-      6 Cast Interviews

Final Thoughts

Sure, Geordie Shore is baseless, puerile and sensationalist trash, but that’s exactly the point. Nobody comes into these kind of shows expecting an experience on par with, say, Breaking Bad or The Wire, and criticising the show on these merits is fruitless. Really, there’s not too much I can really say about this release; you should already know if this type of program will appeal to your sensibilities or not and, if you’re not above a guilty pleasure such as this, you’ll find a lot to enjoy with series four of Geordie Shore.






 
 



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