Wednesday, June 06, 2007

MTV vs. The Big Four

Yay for requests! I have things to write about, and although they're not necessarily by choice, they're good choices.
Christa asked me to write about MTV vs. network television, and I am more than happy to oblige. MTV and VH1 are great - in the morning. I watch videos to start my day, which is way better than morning news shows. No one in their right mind starts the day with stories about war, disease, job loss, weather, and "human interest"stories about spring fashions. PLEASE, PEOPLE! I'd like to make my official pitch to all of you to watch music videos in the morning. Take, for example, the latest Rihanna video for Umbrella. This video is great. Nate loves the choreography and I love the costumes. It's one of those videos that makes my day complete.

But at night? There's no contest - network television wins hands down. I abhor shows like Scarred and Punk'd and Run's House and shit like that. Nunh-unh! I need a scripted dramedy like Grey's Anatomy - or if it has to be reality, then make it talent-based reality like So You Think You Can Dance or American Idol, not personality-based reality like Survivor or any dating show. I'll admit that the VH1 rock docs are captivating, particularly Last Days of Left Eye (and VH1 tends to be sharper and classier than MTV anyway), but those documentaries are few and far between. And I can only watch countdown shows so often before my brain rots - I'm over I Love The '80s.

Final grades?
MTV/VH1: before 10 AM - A-, after 10 AM, D+
network television: before 10 AM, C-, after 10 AM, B+
Bravo: when Law and Order is on, C-, when everything else is on, A


christa said...

loven it. you totally made my day. and... i agree you 96%. thanks... i owe you one.

Anonymous said...

woah? talk about a complicated score.

Ashley said...

I have to raise a voice of decention on one point and one point only--I can't get enough of the Real World/Road Rules Challenges. I don't know why, but I'm a sucker for all of that ridiculous drama. That's the only part I disagree with. For the most part, the other shows are Shit-tastic.

Oh, and then there is my unhealthy addition to The Hills. How old am I?

Erin said...

As for reality, don't forget the neverending joy of TLC's What Not To Wear!!

Do you think Clinton and Stacy could survive viewing "fashion" on the streets of Ann Arbor?