Monday, January 23, 2012

2Gether is BACK!!! U+ME=US!

If you were a fan of MTV and pop music in the 90's, you were probably a fan of the satirical band and television franchise 2Gether. If this is the case, you're about to be VERY excited.

2Gether was a satirical band shown in the MTV movie and television show of the same name. Their music was said to parody boy bands like New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, but I think they're more like 5ive. I mean, doesn't Calculus: U + ME = US remind you a lot of When The Lights Go Out?

Anyway, early this year, the band proposed the idea of a 2Gether reunion show and movie to MTV, who gave them the go ahead to give it a try. Whether the reunion movie will actually be seen on MTV has not yet been decided.

The band will be comprised of its four remaining members, as cast member / bandmate Michael Cuccione passed away while the original 2Gether series aired. He lost his life to respiratory failure after a life plagued with sickness, including cancer.

My question for 2Gether would be, why now? What made you decide that 2012 was time to rekindle the 2Gether franchise?

Here's my thoughts on the subject. The guys from 2Gether (Evan Farmer, Noah Bastian, Alex Solowitz and Kevin Farley) are hardly household names these days, and given the success of the NKOTBSB tour, they probably saw an opportunity to get themselves back in the spotlight. And while boy bands aren't exactly the hottest music acts out there right now, there are fans in their 20's and 30's now that are more than willing to reconnect with the bands of their youth.

Do I hope MTV airs the 2Gether reunion show? Absolutely! I loved 2Gether during its first run and might even see the band in concert, given the opportunity and if the price is right. Plus, many of the proceeds from the 2Gether reunion will go to the Michael Cuccione Foundation for cancer research, and that's a cause worth supporting.

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