After your weekend
of doing absolutely nothing preparing for the week ahead, get ready for a glorious Monday that will bring back your 90s vibe. MTV is launching the “MTV Classic” channel, transforming VH1 from a non-sensical barrage of nonsense into a grand feeling of nostalgia.
According to MTV’s official statement on it’s new channel, it is “an eclectic mix of fan-favourite MTV series and music programming drawn from across its rich history, with a special focus on the 1990s and early 2000s.” Wow.
This is actually quite profitable for them as they don’t need to waste resources bringing crap to the masses. This will be more like a re-run of old gold. So what type of shows will be shown? For starters, animated classics like Beavis & Butt-head and Aeon Flux. Remember the awesomeness that was MTV Unplugged? That’s back again, so get ready to witness Nirvana, KoRn, Bob Dylan and other legends do their thing like they did decades ago. Also in line on the programming front are reality shows like Laguna Beach.
If MTV wasn’t clever enough, the reason they chose this date for their launch is because MTV was on air on August 1st, 1981. Expect the best from the vaults of one of the coolest channels that we 90s kids enjoyed non-stop.
So, for the 1st hour that MTV Classic airs, it will replicate the exact programming it did some 35 years ago. However, in keeping up with technology and the fact that we don’t have TVs at work, you can beat those Monday blues by catching the “MTV Hour One” on MTV’s Facebook page. Cool.
One of the best programs that ever came out of the channel was MTV Unplugged. Some of the biggest names in the music industry – bands, pop stars, rap artists and everyone else in between – performed live, mostly acoustic sets. Many of these performances were converted into hit albums for posterity. So now MTV plans on broadcasting these old shows, along with introducing lives shows from Wonderland in LA.