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Old 12/19/2007, 03:25 PM
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MTV: What Da Heck Has Happened?

For reasons still unknown to me, I left my office TV tuned to MTV during the last few shifts at work. I realize it's been a long time since MTV (Music Television) actually dealt with with music, news and video arts, but I was left bored and more than a little disgusted by the program content.

Exposed, Next, The Hills, A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila and The Real World.....my IQ permanently dropped 50 points just having these shows running in the background.

Have I just gotten old and cranky, or do these shows truly suck? My kids are in their twenties and thankfully didn't spend much time watching MTV, but what I saw now instead of music and videos was non-stop graphic sexual innuendo from 18 year-olds, bleeped-out foul language and bed hopping with no regard for feelings, risk or consequences.

I'm not sheltered by any means. In fact, much of my day is spent dealing with the seamy underbelly of society and the consequences of bad behavior, but I'm frankly disappointed by the American media corporations filling the airwaves with such fare aimed at teens. Not surprised, not shocked, but disappointed.
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Old 12/19/2007, 03:28 PM
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Old 12/19/2007, 03:39 PM
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You're not alone. I've watched the empire known as MTV come crumbling down before my very eyes. You see, I was a child of the eighties. I grew up with MTV. I watched a lot of MTV in my teen years, but less and less often as the music videos began to fade away. It's to the point that I don't watch it any more, refuse to watch it, and relish not watching it. Though I despise MTV now, I would actually start watching again if they had decent music videos. I lost all faith in MTV after I noticed TRL's Top 10 stopped showing the entire video and it was just a bunch of screaming girls chasing Carson Daily.
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Old 12/19/2007, 03:42 PM
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sex sells and violence leads, untill people stop watching it they will continue to pander to what sells.

Fighting to get stuff off the air by making rules and such doesn't work, it makes people want to watch it more and more to thumb thier noses at society and to be a rebel. until people just stop watching it will only get worse.

Thing is tv and movies have slowly went down hill for over the past 20 years and its been a slow process so people adcept it, i dare you to show someone a movie from 20 years ago that was rated R and another one from today rated R and them not exclaim that the 1980 movie should have been rated PG (or even G) by todays standards.

ok off soap box
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Old 12/19/2007, 03:43 PM
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oh yeah and I am a meer kid at 26 so - I'm not some old guy reliving the glory days
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Old 12/19/2007, 04:11 PM
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I have seen less than 1 hour of MTV since Beavis & Butthead ended, and I didn't much care for what I saw. I think the programming is a sign of the times. When things are going down the toilet, the downward motion accelerates as the whirlpool gets deeper. There seems to be an element of "can you top this" when it comes to pushing the limits.
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Old 12/19/2007, 04:29 PM
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How do you take the power away from obsenity? No longer make it obsene. New Millenia, new rules, new world. It is not one that I like or I am used to but it is the one we will have to live in. If you don't like it do what you can to change it just like Aristotle, Franklin, DaVinci, Einstien , Lincoln, King Jr and the people you have never heard of that make changes every day including the producers of MTV.
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Old 12/19/2007, 04:59 PM
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LOL, I've never watched it, no loss...
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Old 12/19/2007, 05:11 PM
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Re: MTV: What Da Heck Has Happened?

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Originally posted by joeychitwood
For reasons still unknown to me, I left my office TV tuned to MTV during the last few shifts at work. I realize it's been a long time since MTV (Music Television) actually dealt with with music, news and video arts, but I was left bored and more than a little disgusted by the program content.

you're just now finding this out! in bermuda, there is no music channel worth watching.
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Old 12/19/2007, 05:56 PM
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Well, you know you're over 30 when you prefer VH1 to MTV.
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Old 12/19/2007, 05:58 PM
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Damned kids and their rap music.
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Old 12/19/2007, 06:39 PM
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Damned kids and their rap music.
What rap music. The point is that there is NO music offered on Music Television any longer, just "reality" tales of teen sex, bad behavior and anguish.
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Old 12/19/2007, 06:47 PM
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Well, you know you're over 30 when you prefer VH1 to MTV.
Never watch that either..
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Old 12/19/2007, 06:52 PM
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Well, you know you're over 30 when you prefer VH1 to MTV.
VH1? You mean The Surreal Life, Flavor of Love, America's Most Smartest Model and Hogan Knows Best? Don't get me started!
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Old 12/19/2007, 06:57 PM
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I actually liked the first season of The Surreal Life. Ok, let me qualify that, I watched it for a few minutes before changing the channel, which is more than I can say for other "reality" shows.
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Old 12/19/2007, 07:05 PM
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Except for Simple Life.

Les has made it clear many times how much he loves Paris Hilton.
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Old 12/19/2007, 10:17 PM
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Well, you know you're over 30 when you prefer VH1 to MTV.
Depending on your cable, VH1 Classic is great to watch, they actually play videos 80% of the time, from the 70's through the '90's. Good stuff.
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Old 12/19/2007, 10:18 PM
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"Midnight Special" ain't on anymore? Man! I can't find "King Biscuit Flour Hour," either.
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Old 12/19/2007, 10:24 PM
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Have I just gotten old and cranky, or do these shows truly suck?
I find myself asking this question almost everyday, not just about TV shows but music as well and just about every other aspect of our popular "culture". The garbage we seem to value as entertainment is beyond me most of the time.
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Old 12/19/2007, 10:30 PM
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"Midnight Special" ain't on anymore? Man! I can't find "King Biscuit Flour Hour," either.

Been a while!!!!!



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Old 12/19/2007, 11:31 PM
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I find myself asking this question almost everyday, not just about TV shows but music as well and just about every other aspect of our popular "culture". The garbage we seem to value as entertainment is beyond me most of the time.
Have we become our parents?
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Old 12/19/2007, 11:37 PM
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I'm pretty sure Debi has become her great-great-great grandparents by now.

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Old 12/19/2007, 11:37 PM
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some of those shows suck

i like the hills for a few reasons

1)good convo starter with the ladies
2)hot girls

other then that its pointless
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Old 12/20/2007, 01:59 AM
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I watch older shows on TV Land, MASH and some of the old movies on Turner Classics and Fox Movie Channel...no commercials on those channels either I am only 41, but I really like the shows of the 60s-70s like Combat, Hawaii Five O, Sanford and Son, Mannix, etc, etc. I watched MTV in the early 80's as a teen and thought it was OK for a couple years and then it got wierd with Michael Jackson and Wierd Al Yankovic and then I gave up on it
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Old 12/20/2007, 05:54 AM
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