There was a time when TRL was the show to watch, and, if you were a pop singer, the show to be on. However, in the nearly 10 years since the shows finale, much has changed. To put it bluntly, the new TRL sucks.
It's not just that the show is different, or that the hosts are obvious greenhorns. Worse than all of that, the very essence of the original show, the spirit that made TRL so uniquely TRL, seems to be missing. And that absence is precisely why the new TRL fails so spectacularly.
From 1998 to 2008, Carson Daly hosted the original show, which was a staple of MTV's programming. The top singers, bands, and musicians all took to the TRL stage, and watching the show was a daily habit for teenagers across the country.
Since the show's first exodus, many aspects of our modern lives have evolved: how we listen to music, what kinds of music we like, even the ways in which we elevate our celebrities have changed. Unfortunately, this second incarnation of TRL doesn't keep pace with that evolution.
Read on for more details regarding the worst things about the TRL reboot.