Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Want My Meh-TV

I remember when MTV made it's first debut. I loved it. If I had a choice, I would watch it ALL. THE. TIME. I loved the music. Loved the videos. Nina Blackwood? Kurt Loder? Downtown Julie Brown? Yes! Yes! Yes! Big chunks of time dedicated to nothing but music videos. All Music, All the Time. Then, they started adding shows, but those shows still centered on music videos, so I went along with it. Headbangers Ball, The Grind, Club MTV.

Then, they introduced Real World, which had nothing to do with music. The genesis of reality television, teenagers ate it up by the truckload. I was lukewarm about the show because it seemed to be an hour of angst-ridden, adult-wannabes whining about how they were misunderstood.

At some point, MTV realized that they could crank out more of this drivel, and those chunks of music videos just kept getting smaller and smaller.

A look at MTV today illustrates why foreign countries would like the United States to be consumed with nuclear fire. You have a couple of shows that glorifies unwed, teenage mothers. A couple shows that offers a glimpse into the lives of spoiled teenage brats, and the pussified helicopter parents who pander to them. A show that tries to convince everyone that being a Guido douche bag is actually cool and something everyone should strive for. The flagship Real World is still being broadcast, but probably should change the name to The Gay, The Angry Minority, and The Skanks and Douche Bags Who Shag in the Hot Tub.

Hell, I can't say as I blame them. I currently would like New Jersey to be bombed off the face of the earth as a result.

So, it came as no surprise to me when MTV decided to revamp the logo and completely drop the Music Television part. They haven't been about music in years, why mislead people with false advertising?

So, if MTV doesn't stand for Music Television anymore, what does the M stand for? I thought of a couple suggestions:

What are some other good ones?


Melinda said...

I so miss the old MTV. I was in love with Def Leppard and remember sitting for three hours in front of the TV while my mom was sick just so I could see a video of theirs! I got grounded as a result.

me said...

I remember the good old days too ~ the very first vid I ever saw was Billy Idol's "White Wedding"...

M = murdered

KansasCityGypsy said...


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kate said...

Mindless, for sure!

I think that "Super Sweet 16" is a shining example of everything that's wrong with the world. If you're 16 and get a birthday party that costs more than 10 times what I spent on my wedding, I get to punch you in the face at least three times.

Oh, and I'm going to make my dog crap on your brand new $70,000 BMW that you'll probably wreck within six months.