These days, kids don't remember that MTV used to be home to some of the most distinctive animation on television.

While the channel has since become a reality TV-soaked abyss, MTV used to cater to outlandish adult animation that was far more brazen than anything seen on Comedy Central.

MTV would often champion shows that didn't have a chance in hell of surviving the mainstream channels. Some efforts would die out quickly, such as the animated sketch show Popzilla, which featured poorly characterized celebrities doing nothing of importance (in one segment, Criss Angel watches Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in a crowded movie theater and obnoxiously comments on how he could actually perform the spells.)

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Should BTS's YouTube Record for "Dynamite" Even Count?

BTS ARMY made sure the new single broke records—whether it was the group's best song or not.

In April of last year, sensational K-pop girl band Blackpink broke a major YouTube record with the premiere of their music video for "Kill This Love."

The video garnered nearly 57 million views in its first 24 hours, narrowly edging out the record Ariana Grande had set several months earlier with her cringeworthy ex-smearing anthem "Thank U, Next."

But less than a week later, Blackpink's record was thoroughly smashed by the slightly more sensational K-pop boy band BTS with the video for their single "Boy With Love," featuring Halsey. The record that had taken more than 14 years of YouTube's slow, incremental growth to set, was—in a matter of days—surpassed by a wide margin.

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Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey Is a Whole Mood on Netflix's "Sugar Rush"

There's no reason to take a cupcake show seriously.


I don't know what it is about hokey cooking competition reality shows, but apparently I love to watch them while the world is on fire.

While I don't know anyone else who readily admits this out loud, I know I'm not alone because reality cooking shows frequently make it into Netflix's "Top 10 in the U.S. Today" category. In fact, that's how I usually find these shows in the first place, and I immediately binge them in their entireties, in the background, while I play on my phone. As a side note, I wholeheartedly believe that this is the manner in which hokey reality cooking shows are designed to be watched.

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