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Reality TV

The Real World Cancun: Episodes One And Two

By Emily Mitchell MTV has just begun its 22nd season of The Real World. Since 1992, The Real World has brought seven or eight strangers together to live in a house for about four months in various cities across the world, including Paris, Key West, and Chicago. This season, the location is Cancun. Let the bikinis reign, and the Patrón and tears flow. The show begins with cast introductions. The cast is a plethora of personalities and backgrounds. Let’s begin with a short introduction of each member: CJ– This 24-year-old hunk of a man is an NFL free agent. A […]

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Music

TV Has Its Place: Michael Jackson’s Impact On TV

  A lot is being written about Michael Jackson and will be for days to come, no doubt. Much of it will be deserved praise, much will be analysis of his often strange and sometimes too-public life. But as soon as the news broke, radio stations across the country began playing his music in tribute, and MTV somewhat reverted to its original format, breaking up its programming day to put his videos back in rotation. I’ve never been a big fan of Jackson’s music, but I would be among the first to agree with what the media has been saying […]

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Awards Shows

More Stale Popcorn at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards?

Posted by johnnysweeptheleg When I was in high school, I looked forward to the MTV Movie Awards more than the Oscars. Where else would Jason Voorhees receive the Lifetime Achievement Award? Or Alicia Silverstone take home two awards for The Crush? Yeah, remember that one? The acceptance speeches were always legendary, as well. Lest you forget Jim Carrey’s long-haired, bearded acceptance speech from ’99. I will never forget Keri Russell’s reaction when the bearded one fessed up to a lot of fine looking … well, if you saw it, you remember it. But the last few years have seen underwhelming […]

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Reality TV

The Hills: I Just Really Don’t Want to Throw Up.

Posted by ButtonKnows Here’s a hint: If you’re a cast member on The Hills and you get invited to a party? Like, at the apartment of another cast member of The Hills? And you don’t already live with them? Go clubbing instead. Because otherwise, something weird is going to happen to you. Guaranteed. Like, you’re going to part ways with your girlfriend. Or boyfriend. Or roommate. Or Spencer. Or you’re going to find out that your current or former girlfriend or boyfriend or roommate or Spencer is doing something with a member of the opposite sex that you aren’t going […]