At this point, anyone who has eyes or ears knows about the phenomenon that is MTV's Jersey Shore. They've probably even seen an episode or ten. However, not everyone is aware that the world's most famous guidos and guidettes have British counterparts in the northern UK city of Newcastle, called Geordies. Enter Geordie Shore, MTV UK's adaptation of Jersey Shore .

The featured Geordies are as fake-baked and down to party (get absolutely shit-faced) as their Jersey equivalents; it’s somewhat comforting to know that the U.S. isn’t the only country with riveting, absolutely compelling trainwrecks. There are, of course, a few differences between the groups and the shows, considering that they are set in different countries, but luckily for you, we’ve taken the time to break it all down into a simple guide to discerning the Seaside from the Tyneside.