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Old 02-26-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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What's Happened To VH1?

Is it just me or has VH1 taken a MAJOR turn for the worse over the past few years? Even when MTV became crap a long time ago, VH1 was still a great music channel. Does anyone here remember such great shows like 'VH1 Legends', 'VH1 Storytellers', hell, even 'Behind The Music' used to come on a lot more often.

Or how about 'The List'? That was a show where five celebrities from the same show/movie/whatever would come and make Top 3 lists for whatever music categories were given to them. It was really fun to watch and pretty funny sometimes.

And Legends and Storytellers were just great. Legends >>>>>> BTM any day. And Storytellers was just a great way to learn about the musicians behind the music.

So what's happened to VH1? It's all crap shows, a lot of which have nothing to do with music. It's starting to remind me of MTV, and that is sad. It was only four or five years ago that VH1 was still airing the shows mentioned above all the time.

VH1 used to be great, now it is mediocre at best. Oh well, at least I have VH1 Classic.
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About 98% of all TV is crap nowadays. Usually when I have it on it's just mainly background noise.

I miss VH1 & MTV when they were actually music television.
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I actually forgot about those behind the music shows.. Damn it,, now i miss them..

Wake up VH1,,,
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VH-1? Crap? how can it be with reality shows? Every great channel only gets better with the surreal life! (a drunken attempt at sarcasm! )

I hear VH-1 Classics is atleast half-decent.
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i miss behind the music. and seeing music videos.
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I've never had cable so I've never had decent VHI or MTV to miss. Works for me.
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I miss the pop-up videos. Those were funny.
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I miss the pop-up videos. Those were funny.

Oh HELL yeah!! That's another one I forgot about, Pop-Up Video!!
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i disagree with LMpopangel. 100% of tv sucks.

this is a slight digression, but what about the discovery channel? do they have shark week anymore? everytime i turn on that channel, they've got one of those hot rod or monster bike shows on. sorry, once you watch one group of idiots build a vehicle, you've seen them all. half the shit they build isn't even all that cool. last week agnostic front were supposed to be on monster garage. i spent 45 minutes watching stupid mechanic-drama just to watch jamie jasta from hatebreed jump around for 30 seconds while the album version of "peace" played. i could have listened to the whole song and the rest of the album in the same amount of time.

back to MTV/VH1, i spent about a half hour watching one of those channels today (i think it was MTV-U) cos every once in a while i need to be reminded that i'm not missing anything. it was painful. papa roach are hot topic emo pop punk now? queens of the stone age sound like they've gotten soft. taking back sunday flat-out suck. and would it kill the guy from kings of leon to try to sing in key?
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Oh HELL yeah!! That's another one I forgot about, Pop-Up Video!!

first time i heard "sweetest thing" it was on pop-up video.
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every fucking channel has at least one reality show. that infuriates me. i thought my beloved food network was safe...no. they have this stupid ass "kitchen accomplished" show. great, i get to watch something that if it needed to exist at all belongs on hdtv. i watch food network to learn about cooking and get recipe ideas, not watch some rich suburbanite couple who are too lazy to hire a decorator get shit for free. every kitchen is the same. all stainless steel appliances and some boring wall colour.

it makes me long for the god-awful emeril live
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That's like what happened to MuchMoreMusic here in Canada. They used to air great shows (a lot from VH1), but now I find 'The Fabulous Life Of...', 'The Surreal Life', and some crappy reality show called 'The Club.'

Not to mention the fact that they devote about 50% of their airtime to Shania Twain...

They do air an occasional Classic Albums show now and then. I live for that show.
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i disagree with LMpopangel. 100% of tv sucks.

this is a slight digression, but what about the discovery channel? do they have shark week anymore? everytime i turn on that channel, they've got one of those hot rod or monster bike shows on.
Atleast it's not the discovery uk channel where John Lydon has that rediculous "Megabugs" show.



http://www.discoverychannel.co.uk/megabugs/
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I used to love VH1. I remember watching all weekend long when they had Behind the Music/Legends marathons. I liked Pop-Up Videos, too. I even liked the first few countdown shows they had, like the 100 Greatest Albums and 100 Greatests Artists. Then a few years ago it started the sickening downward spiral, and now everytime I turn it on they have some reality show on featuring Z list celebrities. Like there isn't enough reality TV on other networks already.

Thank God for VH1 Classic. The Classic/Current show, The Alternative and the Friday Night Concerts rule!
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