Lemme quote the video at 3:12 for why MTV plays the new crappy shows. "And to answer your question about why we air only horrible reality shows about vapid people... because you watch that s*** and feel superior."
In a less offensive way... Basically, it comes down to ratings. Many people watch it, so therefore they keep playing it.
I was just thinking about this earlier today! I was scrolling through the TV guide and saw that "Room Raiders" was on MTV. I just had to watch it! I hadn't seen that show in years. I would love for the old shows to come back. :)
I don't really mind, one way or the other. There's basically nothing that could posses me to get cable. The whole point of cable used to be that it was commercial free. But they snuck them in, and now it's just normal television that you have to pay for. Ads. Ads. and more ads..
Bring back ymtvr and Daria. NEW episodes of Daria and ABSOLUTELY NO NEW EPISODES of raps unless they have lesser known people who actually deserve to have their music heard. Not this glittery top 40 bull crap.
I don't really know the "old MTV" you're talking about but I do think MTV is a little boring now. All of the "trippy" ads and crap, whatever it is, is annoying. I don't see the point in it. I guess it's just directed at tuning in to the "wild, random" audience of teenagers that MTV thrives off of.
oh and the MTV's facebook news is full of the K./ Jesnners
I really wish they'd bring back Daria and Bevis and Butthead could you imagine them commenting on Justin Beiber oh fuck please bring back the sparkly MTV sarcasm there's just too much shit that needs putting in its place.
the only thing mtv ever did that i liked that i miss was music videos. even if i did used to watch their old shit the majority of it was just dumb shit anyways. Aside from documentaries and the like for eg true life which had some truly interesting and stories. and no one needs the channel to watch music videos so therefore mtv is practically a defunct station as far as i am concerned