The wildly popular afternoon video request show hosted by Carson Daly on MTV, a modern American bandstand featuring a live audience, appearances by pop stars, and a crowd of onlookers who clog the sidewalks outside the cab... more »le network's Times Square studio, is given both a "best of" and "behind the scenes" treatment in this video. Christina Aguilera appears in the studio to wiggle and lip-sync her way through "Genie in a Bottle," and a few boy bands, including 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys, show up to look serious, croon their tunes, and make the young girls in the audience squeal and squirm. Seemingly as a deliberate counterweight to the carefully packaged entertainment that's a mainstay of the show, production personnel appear in interviews to talk about how the live show is spontaneous and often plagued by mistakes, including guests who don't show up on time and audience members whose behavior or language isn't exactly ideal for afternoon television. A remote segment with Limp Bizkit, whose heavily tattooed frontman Fred Durst ends his performance at a beach resort by literally blowing up a boat, seems to have been tagged on the end to counter the sugary quality of earlier performers. This is an entertaining look at the show, and those who wouldn't miss it every afternoon will no doubt love seeing how the show gets produced. --Robert J. McNamara« less
janer-the-dutz16 | Huntsville, AL USA | 01/14/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This video is boring. I love TRL and it just didn't really interest me. The performances were cool, but the whole "behind the scenes" parts were very boring. If you want this video because you love TRL, I would highly recommend not buying it. If you want the performances, then, by all means, get it!"
Janet Morris | Huntsville, AL USA | 03/22/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This tape could've been so much better. The best parts, in fact they are the only parts you should watch, are the performances by the individual artists and groups. The rest is thoughts from other people and it's very boring. I had to pinch myself to stay awake when I was watching it, and I love TRL. Honestly, even if you love the show, you will probably HATE this video. It is not a masterpiece. It's not a work of art. It's a boring tape that is only redeemed in the performances of the singers that have made the show so popular in the first place. So, please, do not waste your money on this tape."
Kind of lame
Janet Morris | 08/08/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I watch TRL every day faithfully so of course I bought the video. They go behind the scenes and talk to the producers and all the other people involved with the show and talk about all it takes to get TRL on the air every day. They take you on a tour of MTV and they show a few bloopers and greatest moments but all of them are pretty recent - and I know TRL has been on the air for a few years now. Worst of all, they don't even talk to Carson - Hello! He's the host. I know these other people work really hard and do a real good job - but I tune in to watch Carson not these other guys. There are some really good performances on there (although they have too many pop performances - *NSYNC, BSB, Christina Aguilera, 5ive). If you could possibly rent this video I would - I really wouldn't recommend buying it unless you really want the performances."
shimmer422 | Salt Lake City, Utah | 01/02/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was expecting a little bit more than what this video ended up offering, they didn't talk or even show Carson that much and most of the time was spent talking to producers and people like that about what they thought of the show. The highlights were the preformances (especially the *NSYNC one that starts the video out ) and the bloopers."
TRL ROCKS BABY!
trlchick | 07/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE TRL.I WATCH IT EVERYDAY. THIS VIDEO HAS PREFORMS BY CHRISTINA AGUILERA,LIMP BIZKIT,NSYNC,FIVE AND MORE.ALSO IT HAS BACKSTAGE OF TRL HOW THEY MAKE THE SHOW AND ALL THAT STUFF.THE BEST PART IS WATCHING CARSON DALY OVER AND OVER AGIAN!"