Though the channel debuted in the early ’80s, MTV really found its groove in the ’90s when it still balanced music coverage with its burgeoning original reality, comedy, and animated programming. Because we can’t resist looking back fondly on the wild and wacky on-air incidents that shaped our adolescence, here are ten mind-blowing moments from MTV’s second decade that make us pine for those
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Harmony Korine’s controversial Spring Breakers goes into well-timed limited release this weekend. Reviews thus far have been mostly positive — to the befuddlement of your Flavorwire, since we found the film to be both a mixed bag quality-wise and a little troublesome from a messaging point of view. Then again, it could just be a matter of expectations — viewers aren’t just surprised that a Korine movie is sort of accessible, but that a movie about spring break isn’t just all-out terrible. You see, it’s not an event with a rich cinematic history; most movies about spring break are, for lack of a better word, stinky. But if you’d like to get in the mood for Spring Breakers, or just enjoy the debauchery from the safe, STD-free confines of your living room, here’s a roundup of spring break in cinema, ranked from worst to (relative)… Read More
In Season 6 of Jersey Shore, Snooki is pregnant. On last night’s two-hour premiere, we watched Nicole Polizzi waddle out to Seaside in a valiant attempt to enjoy the shore — and, more to the point, earn a six-figure-per-episode salary — without alcohol. Although we’ve never felt particularly great about ourselves after sitting through an entire episode of the show, this newest development (which we couldn’t watch for long at all) feels particularly depressing. So we’re glad MTV has decided that this will be the last season of Jersey Shore, and we’re hoping a few other veteran reality shows that have run out of ideas (or were just always terrible) will consider doing the same. After the jump, we look at ten that have exceeded their expiration date and are starting to stink.
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Today marks the 20th anniversary of MTV’s The Real World — the network’s longest-running series that helped shape reality television as we know it. That’s a lot of faith to put in seven strangers, picked to live in a house, work together, and have their lives taped. While the show’s depiction of relevant issues like AIDS, substance abuse, and eating disorders was compelling, the roommate drama also kept people tuning in. Twenty-six seasons of seven (and sometimes eight) opposing personalities became the perfect recipe for heated debates, memorable clashes, and lusty crushes.
While the 27th season of The Real World readies for its debut this year, we got busy dream casting our own version of the upcoming installment, using the past seasons as our guide. Check out our picks after the jump, then let us know what cast members you’d add or detract from the group in the comments.
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Ever fantasize about sleeping in the bed Jersey Shore’s Ronnie threw out onto the deck that one night? Or cooking in the kitchen that the girls can never be bothered to clean? Perhaps you’d like to use the toilet that was so famously clogged by a wifebeater? Well, friend, The Daily is here to tell you that dreams really do come true: You, too, can live like a guido if you’re ready to throw down $2,500 to spend a night at the notorious six-bedroom, three-bathroom Seaside Heights house. Apparently, MTV rents the place out in the off season.
Call us ungrateful, but we probably wouldn’t be tempted to stay at the shore house even if it were free. The duck phone is cute and all, but we can’t imagine that the novelty of it all would outweigh the squickiness of laying our head in a place where so much hair gel-and-Bacardi-lubricated sex has taken place. Besides, although unscripted series have featured more than their share of tacky homes, there are plenty of gorgeous reality TV dwellings that we’d be thrilled to rent out (if only we had the money). Check out eight such houses after the jump.
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Today at Flavorpill, we learned that even World Scrabble Championship players can be tempted to “misplace” their crappy tiles. We tried our best to guess a few novels by their famous opening lines. We wished that The Real Housewives of South Boston would get picked up by Bravo. We… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we examined Aaliyah’s musical legacy 10 years after the singer’s untimely death. We adored After Ellen’s list of lesbian and bisexual TV characters who would be friends in real life. We looked at some rather disturbing naked Lady Gaga bondage polaroids. We loved these… Read More
Yesterday, Arrested Motion tipped us off to a pair of cheeky new phone booth interventions by TrustoCorp, a group of anonymous street art pranksters that we first told you about last year. These latest pieces — which are just as dark and clever as those altered traffic signs — are a send-up of one of our favorite guilty pleasures: reality TV shows. Click through to get a better look at the work, and if you live in New York City, keep your eyes peeled for future additions to the series.
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From Beavis and Butt-Head to 120 Minutes to Jersey Shore, MTV has been in the news a lot this week — which we suppose is fitting, considering the network celebrated its 30th birthday yesterday. But the newest tidbit is by far the juiciest (not to mention grossest) we’ve heard… Read More