I have always maintained that Channel V is the perfect example of trash TV in Taiwan. It is a channel similar to MTV, but it makes MTV look great in comparison. When I was in I-Lan, and turned on the TV, Ronald McDonald was getting passionate cheers from the audience at a Taiwanese pop concert.
For me, Channel V had sunk to a new low. Real, traditional trash TV is like watching a wrestling match. Nobody even threw anything at Ronald McDonald. Nobody went up to him and let out their half digested remnants of a McDonald’s "meal" to improve his appearance. No slime covered him from a hole in the ceiling. I suppose all of these things would have raised the IQ level of Channel V too much. It seems that Channel V uses High Fructose Corn Syrup ads as a benchmark of IQ not to be exceeded.