I actually used to watch this channel when they still played music videos.
True, I detested most of them, but it would always be on as sort of a background wallpaper, sometimes with the volume off listening to good music, but still the visuals were interesting.
Then they started creating actual shows so they could suck as hard as the networks. Also, they give out awards. And, like the networks, their awards shows suck balls, really really hard:
Is it possible that the “MTV Video Music Awards” have actually become boring? The live broadcast from Radio City Music Hall was a night of shout-outs, praises to God and numerous calls to “make some noise.” But there were very few shocks and no iconic moment from the awards show that just a few years ago found Madonna and Britney Spears kissing. The only thing that came close was Lil’ Kim presenting in a prison uniform. – Boston Herald
I can see the problem in a nutshell. Look at the list of winners. Its all hip-hop and rap. And not a real ‘band’, like that actually plays instruments and writes actual music, in the bunch.
But I guess mtv never really was about rock. No wonder their awards show bites.