Episode 5 aired on Thursday evening and was another non-useful insight into the world of people who work at the MetroCentre. What I mean by “insight into the world of people who work at the MetroCentre” is that the show will spend more time in London, at their houses, in Bijoux & generally everywhere but the MetroCentre.
Sadly, the champagne bar was not featured again this week, instead we were given the following insights;
Joey loves Paris after just 2 weeks.
Justine (Joey’s Mam) is proud of him.
Tom does not like peeling glue off of shelves.
Joey’s Mam knows Paris’ favourite food.
Emma the hairdresser is not very good at Geography.
Degree’s are useless.
Paris cries easily.
Tom could be at risk of hearing loss.
Shelley (!?) got a promotion.
Joey’s Mam cried as Joey is moving out.
It’s the last in the series on Thursday. According to the trailer we meet someone from Poundland. Can’t wait.
For a long time now I’ve had my tongue tied by red tape. I’ve been unable to comment on something which ruined a lot of the end of my time at NE1fm 102.5 – and something which has upset a handful of almost life long friends.
Tonight I decided enough was enough after reading more black and white tweets from someone painting a picture that they have been completely wronged by NE1fm 102.5. As someone no longer working for the station I finally felt it was time to pass comment on the subject. Also because I’m tired of being made out as part of a group of bullies.
The person in question keeps writing to councillors & MPs trying to fight against a decision the station made. He has written to more than a couple that I am aware of. The councillors/MPs do a tremendous job of writing to the station asking for information on the issue and when they receive the station’s defence I can only assume they agree with the decision and tell their constituent they cannot help. I assume this because the person keeps going to different people – a bit like going to your Dad when your Mam says no.
I’ve done my best to show the conversation in its entirety below. It may change as I find bits I may have missed out due to Twitter’s rubbish conversation listing thing.
If one MP doesn’t get you what you want, write to another. It that one doesn’t work write to another one. Etc etc.
In my self elected role I’ll tell you what real Geordies think of what the show is pushing. What’s real, what’s clearly fake. Many of my tweets this evening were RTd or favourited, or both – even from stars of the show. So clearly the public like what I’m saying. No malice, just observation and what I like to call #realtalk. I’ll also be discussing the show on The Dan Pye Show on Newcastle’s NE1fm 102.5 – Saturdays from 12pm.
In episode 1 I made the following observations;
The sountrack has been dubbed off of a Geordie Shore episode.
The only people ever at the Champagne bar are MetroCentre staff.
Lots of filler film was taken on a broken camera, it was all blurry. (I know, it’s deliberate)
Doughnut John is one of a kind. He has (what I suspect is) blue colouring in his hair, off of the doughnuts.
You only need a 3 to 5 scene montage to go from a ‘wannabe’ model to being a catwalk model.
If you tell people on the telly where there is no CCTV – there’ll probably be CCTV there imminently.
Stuff I want to see in episode 2;
Generic security guard #5 addressing the constant queues at the ATM outside of Santander, near McDonalds.
A health and safety risk assessment being carried out by a centre manager on those portable trampoline things.
Overworked Namco engineer #3 who can’t fix a problem with an arcade machine.
Ant and Dec also (did not) comment on the show.
See you next week on Twitter @kevatkinson – 9pm for more social commentary.