MTV Canada launched three months ago, and since that time one thing has become obvious: it’s way better than MuchMusic. Less annoying VJs (including Daryn Jones, of Daryn Jones & Mista Mo fame) and way more addictive content (My Super Sweet 16 and Laguna Beach, to name a few) are just the tip of this sexy, American iceberg. Sure, MTV doesn’t have any actual music videos and their website is a huge pain to navigate, but for some reason, that doesn’t matter; it’s all coated in MTV goodness. The two channels are so unequal in quality, it’s like comparing The Daily Show to Last Call with Carson Daly. No contest.
The only thing saving MuchMusic are two TV shows: The Wedge and Video On Trial, and of those two shows, the former is in a terrible time slot (Fridays at 11 PM and 3 AM), and the latter is repeated way too often. Didn’t Much learn that you can have too much of a good thing when they started playing “Hey Ya” seventy times a day two years ago?
Sorry, MuchMusic. I want my MTV.