10 Worst MTV Produced Shows
Trying to decide the 10 worst shows produced by MTV is like trying to pick cereal at the world’s largest grocery store. It’s nearly impossible. There is so much bad to choose from. No, we won’t toss staples like TRL or Say What Karaoke into the mix, though it is tempting to toss the VMAs to the wolves, even though it functions as MTVs flagship. We’ll consider that an honorable mention, and now dig to the bottom of the barrel for the worst of the worst. If there are some even worse, we beg of you, sound off in the comments!
10. The Head
Dang it. This was almost something. The Head was a strange offering for MTVs Oddities, the late night line up in the mid-1990s that featured an alien invasion, a kid was invaded and the powers he received from the alien remained in his head. Yes, it gave him a huge head. No, not like Randy Quaid–more like the aliens from Mars Attacks, but bigger. The show still has a cult following, and episodes can be found online. The story was there. The idea was pretty fresh–Invasion of The Body Snatchers, but in a good way–unfortunately, the writing was either weak, or ahead of its time. It should still be considered a success in the realm of MTV shows, because it lasted for more than a season, and it was during a three year span where crazy awesome stuff was going down: 1994-1996.
9. 12 Angry Viewers
Whoever thought it was a good idea to gather 12 people together for the sake of debating music videos…We’re not going to dig into the archives to actually see who conceived this show, but obviously it was a play on the classic, 12 Angry Men, with lighter subject matter. The difference: 12 Angry Men is a scripted play/screenplay that has won awards. 12 Angry Viewers was a bunch of people who thought they were smarter than they were, talking about music videos that were supposed to be cycled into frequent play on MTV based on the response of the “jury.” The viewers were coached to be outspoken, controversial if necessary and highly energetic. This made the show insufferable. It. Was. Awful. It’s mind boggling that the show owns such high ratings on sites like IMDb. Maybe people are wrapped and warped by nostalgia.