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A Review of TV Commercials: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
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If you ever watch any TV at all, and even if you're as skilled at channel surfing as I claim to be, there's just no avoiding having to watch an occasional commercial every now and then. The very fact that a commercial should capture your attention for its duration, whether it's a 30 second spot or a full-blown infomercial, should be the driving force behind its design, and it seems that some commercials are done so well that the next time you come across it while surfing the channels, you'll actually stop to watch it. On the other hand, some are either so poorly written or just plain stupid that you'll wear out the batteries in your remote control trying to avoid them!

I've never worked in the advertising industry in any capacity. I've started this thread only because I've found myself sitting back in my easy chair and trying to figure out why a particular commercial appeals to me or not. I actually have enough unmitigated audacity about me to have determined on occasion that I could've improved a particular commercial......if only they'd gotten my advice before they aired it! any favorites? For that matter, got any that you consider really, really bad for one reason or another? Tell me about 'em!

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638I saw that when it came out. I didn't like it. We've been watching oldNeeka-12/30/2018
637That's it! Neeka-12/30/2018
636It reminds me of the gif you have on your blog. Y’mean this? [graphic]Alan Smithee-12/30/2018
635Speaking of World War Z, Erika and I watched (rewatched?) District 9 the other dAlan Smithee-12/30/2018
634It reminds me of the gif you have on your blog. Either that, or the attack on IsNeeka-12/30/2018
633New iPhone commercial. Very creative IMO. [youtube video]Alan Smithee-12/30/2018
632I'm fortunate that I don't ever get/see that commercial. There are plenKen Adams-12/21/2018
631I am so sick of the US Cellular “Little Janet” ad. They seem to play it every hAlan Smithee-12/21/2018
630Agreed, but at least they go away in another month. The commercials I've coKen Adams-12/1/2018
629Holiday car commercials drive me nuts. How many times do we have to watch a cAlan Smithee-11/30/2018
628Agreed! That sugar-coated voice would be enough to turn off most people, no matKen Adams-9/23/2018
627That is that silly thing with the awful voice. The Bible is best read in quiet sCarolyn-9/22/2018
626Wonder Bible. Not sure what to say about this. [youtube video]Alan Smithee-9/22/2018
625Many years ago I worked with a graduate of Julliard, an incredible pianist and mJoe Btfsplk-7/17/2018
624I know you're disappointed. Ah well, there may be other opportunities as Alan Smithee-7/17/2018 amputation is needed? Dang! I was going to offer help. Oh, well....arno-7/17/2018
622MRI says I have a popliteal cyst at the back of the knee and some patellar/tendoAlan Smithee-7/17/2018
621I know a few people with arthritis in the neck and they say it can be very painfNeeka-7/12/2018
620I think I may have brought this problem on myself. You may recall that I moved Ken Adams-7/12/2018
619Ken.............have you seen a doctor about your neck? Getting headaches doesn&Neeka-7/12/2018
618Next worst is the awful Progressive commercial wherein Jamie is coaching singersCarolyn-7/12/2018
617Back on topic, I will never ever buy a Mitsubishi car after having been subjecteCarolyn-7/12/2018
616I think knees are subjected to a lot of abuse in our early years; thus they hurtCarolyn-7/12/2018
614Arnowife had the same problem...well, similar. Had it 'scoped'. It did arno-7/12/2018
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