For those of us who were around at that time, this show was appointment television. I think what made it successful is the fantasy of that world and how it introduce a “what if” mentality to the audience.
One’s home says a lot about who they are, how they live and what they believe. When it comes to celebrity, those of us who do not live that lifestyle might be a tad curious to see how the other half lives.
I have two reactions to show. My late teens and early twenties self enjoyed MTV Cribs because it was a window into a world that is not my own. But my thirty something self says that it feels weird to want to take a tour of another person’s home because of their fame.