There's probably a tiny part of you that misses coming home from school and catching up with the latest videos from your favorite '90s pop stars. There was nothing like that rush. Although we can thank YouTube for harvesting some of those vintage clips, we can also thank it for killing the hype of music videos in general. And yes, hearsay has been that TRL is coming back rebranded as MTV Live, but for many reasons, there's no way it'll be every bit as deliciously corny as it was back then. There are just some TRL moments that could only happen in the '90s.
Of course, back in the late '90s, this way of worshipping pop stars was pretty much the norm. It was verbal, visual, in-person (or at least via phone call) worship. Today that excitement is a little bit lessened by the internet. Sure, Twitter explosions happen and you'll get millions of tweets announcing, "THE NEW HARRY STYLES ALBUM IS OUT I'M SCREAMING," but really? Most of those people are passively sitting at their computer screens, trying to select the perfect GID. Back in the days of TRL, people were present, and People. Were. Screaming.