I'm sick of commercials

I remember as a kid, back when I didn't have cable TV, I use to complain about commercials. The complaint is still logged. I find commercials to lack information about products they sell and to a certain extent insult the audience.

Ever seen a commercial about some sort of medication and they never actually tell you what the medication is about? A lot of those anti-drug commercials often defy logic completely and leads me to believe that they think people are stupid.
"Yesterday *puff puff* some kids told me that smoking a joint would be cool *puff puff*. Today, *puff puff* some kids told me to outrun fluffy...the guard dog...*puff puff* boy I make stupid choices." Don't take drugs.

What the fuck? I'm sick of uninformative and insulting commercials. I don't exacly understand how it is you can actually pitch to someone the use of commercials in the first place:
"Check this out, I've got this amazing idea. You write a show...and a third's way through it, we'll show a bunch of small things that have NOTHING to do with your show. We'll do it again 2-3 times to make sure the audience no longer pays attention."


At 12/4/06 1:11 PM, Blogger Portelance said...

Now that I think about it, I think this is one of the problems that I've always had with television. Wheras I can get wrapped up in a movie, even the best television show is written *around* the commercials. Ever notice how there's always a bit of a suspenseful part before a commercial? It's really fucking annoying. Even X-Files, which I used to watch religiously when I was younger, and be almost immersed in it, would piss me off whenever there was a commercial. I felt like throwing things at the screen. Nowadays, I don't watch any TV, so that solves that...

At 12/4/06 1:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's why you need TiVo/PVR :D

At 12/4/06 6:52 PM, Blogger Portelance said...

That's only part of the problem. I said that I was also annoyed at how the structure of television shows is designed around commercial breaks.


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