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The VMA’s Really, Really Suck

September 7, 2008 3 comments

OMG. The VMAs are really, really awful. I watched them last year, so I probably shouldn’t have expected that they would be anything else but a train wreck….I thought they really had a lot going for them though. Guess I was wrong.

With hopefully not too much of the show left, some of my thoughts on what’s happening:

  • I tuned it for exactly two reasons: the Jonas Brothers, and the cast of Twilight. It is absolutely TERRIBLE how the Jonas Brothers are being treated at the VMAs right now. All week, MTV used the Jonas Brothers (and almost solely the Jonas Brothers) in promos for the VMAs….obviously to bring in viewers. All night, Host Russell Brand Bland has insulted them and used them as the butt of extremely lewd jokes. So much so that half-way through the show he was obviously forced to (half) apologize to the sullen looking Jonas Brothers…poor boys..only to continue to joke about them for the rest of the evening.
  • The Jonas Brothers performance….I liked it, but there seemed to be something weird going on with the mics halfway through. They also looked extremely nervous. Did anyone else notice that? Love Bug is such a beautiful song, but unfortunately it will probably be lost amongst the truly abysmal but flashier pyro-heavy performances of the night.
  • As for the other reason I tuned it: the Twilight cast (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Cam Gigandet) stumbled out from backstage, looking as clueless as every other presenter, and awkwardly trying to figure out how to cram themselves into the narrow aisle they were given. Robert Pattinson was only able to say two words before Russell interupted him…I have no idea why. It was incredibly awkward.

At least they all looked nice?

  • The performances are all over the place. I mean that in every sense of the word. There have been very few performances actually in the venue…on sound stages, at some random club. I imagine it would be incredibly boring to be an audience member…I think I’m probably seeing more by watching it on TV than I would if I was at the show

It just amazes me that an awards show with this much money behind it is, and this many performers involed is such a mess. Would it KILL Mtv to put on a straightforward, rehearsed, and therefore entertaining show? I get the sense that they’re making it up as they go.

Update: Why the HECK did Britney Spears win like…three awards???

Update 2: Well…it’s finally over. Can I have the last 2.5 hours of my life back?? That was just….wow. Bad. Russell Brand…I actually was semi-excited about him hosting. I just can’t believe how completely tasteless and unfunny he was. He ruined the entire show. Note to Mtv…forget having a host next year. What’s the point? It’s not like he was holding the show together or anything. Mad props to Perez Hilton for defending the Jonas Brothers and completely trashing Russell in a post-show interview. Go Perez!