VH1 Should Bring Back ‘Behind The Music’
Before and after the turn of the century, VH1 had one of the best programs on cable. An amalgamation of historical documentaries and pop culture. Behind The Music was one of the greatest things we, as fans, have ever seen. It was a weekly staple that gave real insight into the stories of these musicians, and VH1 was able to entertain everyone regardless of their taste in music.
Of course, these days, if you were really curious, I'm sure the information and stories are out on the web. Tucked away deep inside of YouTube or displayed plainly on Wikipedia, there is no shortage of information. There is a shortage of 'sharability' though. It's not entertaining enough for the masses to read about these artists.
Music is storytelling, Behind The Music was the backstory of these storytellers. Plus, documentaries can be awesome. Not in the dry style of PBS, but with the emotional roller coaster you can get from ESPN's 30 for 30 series. I don't even like sports, but they're so good at telling the story, you can't help but watch. Fake news makers CNN also have some of the best cultural documentaries of the last decade, but still, they pale in comparison to the VH1 original. Someone should start that petition.