Have you ever looked back on your childhood and compare it to, today's kids? Well I have and I find myself doing this quite often. So I decided to share a throwback, since it is "Throwback Thursday". Don't worry I'm not showing pictures of me when I was younger. I decided to something a little different. I'm sure all of you know about MTV, right? This was one of the hottest networks for me growing up. As I was watching it the other day, I started thinking about what it used to be like.
Clearly a lot has changed as far as television shows and music. Actually I don't even think there's any music shows anymore. Can you see where I'm going with this? TRL (Total Request Live), oh how I loved this show. It ran from 1999 to 2009, if you didn't know. Carson Daly was the host and I tuned in everyday. I feel like kids in middle school and high school today are missing out. That show was a place to discover new music. Although times are changing with stuff like Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, and more there was nothing like seeing the artist on TRL. I didn't realize how much MTV has changed, don't get me wrong I still like it. So there's no need to start yelling at the computer! I'm just reflecting on when I was younger. Remember shows like Daria, Beavis and Butthead. How about the shows where you find love: Next, Parental Control, Room Raiders, Dismissed, The X Effect, and Date My Mom just to name a few. If you haven't heard of Date My Mom, you're probably thinking what in the world is she talking about. Inside of boring you, I will give the quick summary. Single people go out on dates with three moms. But here's the catch, these moms try to convince them to choose their daughter or son to date!
Then there's my favorite "reality shows": Laguna Beach and The Hills! I was so obsessed with Laguna Beach, my mom got me seasons one and two on dvd years ago. They were regular teenagers like me dealing with high school drama. So they were very relatable and I watched every episode faithfully. Then The Hills became a spin off of Laguna Beach and we got to know a little bit more about Lauren Conrad or LC. Looking back I was such a dork while watching Laguna Beach and The Hills, I felt like I knew them. I learned a lot from these shows, especially what not to do.
I'm glad MTV still has the "Real World". This show quickly become popular when it premiered in 1992. I've seen the first season online, but obviously I was still a baby when it originally came out. I am not surprised this show is still going. I mean who wouldn't want to see seven strangers living together! There were a lot more shows that I could talk about but, I'll save that for next Thursday!