True Life: I’m crying out for attention!


We have been having a discussion about MTV‘s True Life at the office over the past couple of days, and I was (un)fortunate enough to catch a 2-3 minute clip from last night’s episode: “I Hate My Plastic Surgery”. Never mind the larger question of when MTV decided that playing, I don’t know, music wasn’t good enough for their ratings. My purpose today is to help MTV with episodes of True Life for which I would actually tune in:

True Life: I’m a train wreck. In this episode, cameras will follow girls in their late teens whose drunken antics, compulsive need to sleep with any guy who talks to them for more than two seconds, and inability to dress appropriately for their age and body type is setting them up for a lifetime of ridicule that may or may not be cut short by the appearance of an STI (not the car).

True Life: I am a terrible neighbor. This episode will put the spotlight on people who launch a vendetta against their new neighbors within a week of moving in. From the lazy welfare mom who sits around all day to the kids who run screaming back and forth, to the fake noise complaints made just to get your neighbors in trouble, these neighbors will make you want to move to the boondocks.

True Life: I like myself the way I am. No season of True Life should be without an uplifting episode. The girls and guys in this world who don’t feel the need to cry out for attention by being a whore, getting drunk all the time or investing in useless plastic surgery should be showcased as an example to everybody that it is possible to live without constantly seeking validation from others. Perhaps putting them on a show like this is an oxymoron, but hell — the whole series is pretty moronic anyway.

Your turn — what True Life story would you want to watch?

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