Must be Stopped
Don’t worry, we’ll get back to campus related things soon, but this has to be addressed. VH1 must be stopped.
Remember back when MTV played mostly music videos? Then remember when they made stupid TV shows, and got away from music? Then remember how they made MTV2, which was supposed to just play music? Remember how now it’s the “Pimp My Ride” channel? Oh well, it’s not a big deal, I’m too old for MTV. It’s time to graduate to VH1, a channel originally designed to give music to 30 year old women.
In the winter of 2002, VH1 debuted “I love the 80s”, an awesome show, with an awesome premise. They’d take about every year of the 80s, as told by comedians you’ve never heard of. They’d pretty much say things that happened in the 80s and then say something sarcastic. Comedians would make sarcastic remarks about knee socks, not making any note to their ridiculous Hollywood 2002 clothing. That didn’t matter, we watched because it was a fun show to watch.
Then came “I Love the 70s”, which I didn’t care about because I wasn’t alive. So I’m not going to get mad at them for showing this.
Then VH1 decided to beat the idea into the ground… “I Love the 80s- Strikes Back!” then, they come out with “Best Week Ever”, which is practically “I Love Last Week”, which is pretty much where loser comedians watch TV ads and other VH1 shows and make stupid, whiney and sarcastic remarks about them. If I want to hear stupid, whiney and sarcastic remarks while watching TV, I’ll just watch regular TV with Jacob.
Now the flood gates are opened. VH1 hasn’t shown a music video since. They started with shows showcasing the best songs ever, the best rock songs ever, best pop songs ever, then they ran out of the best of, and so they’re now working on the worst songs, worst hair, worst hair strikes back, all with the same stupid sarcastic format. Sarcasm is the easiest and cheapest form of humor. I blame Matthew Perry for making it popular these days.
part is, as much as I hate it, and as much as I’ll try not to, I’ll
end up watching all 10 hours of “I Love the 90s”.