"“How can you put on a meaningful drama when every 15 minutes the proceedings are interrupted by 12 dancing rabbits selling toilet paper?”"
~ attributed to Rod Serling, justifying the outrageous plots of his show
Same thing with most movies.
A bunch of copycats...
That's for sure.
Not watching commercials is one of my favorite things about quitting tv, the other is not watching the shows.
I liked Benny Hill, but they cancelled it.
I liked James At 16, but they cancelled it.
I liked Desert Storm, but they cancelled it.
I liked Lazy Town, but they cancelled it.
I liked Animal Planet, until it turned into SPCA Cops.
I liked History Channel until I got tired of refighting WW2.
Now I don't even know how to change channels on the new tvs.
My dad is 89, he still watches tv, his favorite channel is MeTV, where they play all the old shows. He used to watch 'Two and a Half Men,' but he lost interest when Charlie left. Other than that he just watches sports, and of course the Weather Channel. As for me I watch YouTube, much better content.
I have been watching a show called Highway thru Hell. About heavy tow trucks pulling out semi's that have been stuck or wrecked. Somewhere in Canada.
A lot of the really good shows that I liked are gone, too.
There are more commercials than shows. Trying to find the weather is almost impossible because of the commercials.
I really like the Lobster in the hot tub. Ha!
I agree, that's a cute one. lol
Well, I figure advertisers know that a lot people really like animals, so they throw them in there hoping people won't change the channel. I think some of them are just very annoying, like all the GEICO commercials featuring Maxwell the pig, for instance.
Some of them are sweet, like the car commercials with a real dog, and some bother me...like the ones featuring "happy" animals to sell meat or dairy products.
What blows me away is when somebody complains about socially unacceptable content in a show and the tv execs knock themselves out trying to convince everybody that there is absolutely no effect from that portion of programming between the commercials.
It just seems that lately there are a lot of commercials with animals. Some are cute, some are disgusting, but I guess we can always turn the channel.