In case you haven’t heard, Desus vs Mero is over.
It’s a damn shame that Desus vs Mero is done, but here at Spit Talking we’ve accepted it. It seems like it’s definitely over, and I guess 2015 is gonna be a year without Desus vs Mero, whether we like it or not. For the uninitiated, let me tell you why this was the best show out there, and why the world needs it.
That production value
I’ve never seen a set as hood as the one Desus vs Mero had. Shit might as well have been shot in the back of a bodega, except for the green screen. Because of this, Complex probably didn’t worry about making a bunch of money back on it, so Desus and Mero had a little bit of freedom to do (and mostly say) whatever they wanted. If they had a lot of money running on it, I bet the show wouldn’t have been half as good as it was because they wouldn’t be allowed to talk the wild reckless shit they do.
The guest stars
Desus vs Mero had dope guest stars, but more importantly they were entertaining on the show and the hosts didn’t just ask them the same boring questions. On a lot of shows, the hosts pretty much just dickride the guest stars, but Desus and Mero didn’t pull that shit (except with Shump.) Here is a partial list of dope Desus vs Mero guest stars:
- Iman Shumpert
- Hannibal Burress
Other shows get mad boring folks who are just trying to promote shit, but Desus vs Mero only got the good ones. The Iman Shumpert interview was great, and the only thing missing from it was J.R. Smith. In fact, the only thing missing at all from DvM was J.R. Smith.
At the end of the day, Desus vs Mero was just jokes, and that was the beauty of it all. Too many shows take themselves way too seriously, even when they’re just supposed to be comedy. Nothing can ever be as topical as Desus vs Mero’s model of just reacting to shit that’s been making the rounds on twitter. One small blessing that remains with Desus vs Mero’s end is that they’re both still wilding out on twitter. Follow them if you haven’t yet (or just follow Spit Talking to get them and all the other essential hip hop tweets.)
So what do we do now?
As we know, nothing can come close to being as dope as Desus vs Mero. Until my Kickstarter goes through to fund their return, I’m just gonna be staying on twitter to get all the good shit talking. I’ll also be waiting for The Get Down, so there’s that too. If you have any suggestions for how all us Desus vs Mero fans can spend our time, please let me know. Also, all their old episodes are still there for us to watch for free, so at least we can all be thankful for that.