Aardy R. DeVarque (aardy) wrote,
Aardy R. DeVarque

The Superbowl ads

The ads I thought were especially good, in the order they played:
• Audi A8 "Prison Break"
• Chevy Silverado "Rescue"
• Doritos "Healing chips"
• Kia Optima "Epic Ride"
• Coke "Dragon"
• Chrysler 200 "Eminem Detroit"
• NFL "Brand American"
• Bridgestone "Karma"
• VW Beetle "Black Beetle"

There were many others I thought were good or funny, but didn't quite rise to the level of "Superbowl ad" excellence. (Though special mention goes to the Chevy Camaro "Commercial Pitch spot, which felt like someone had cribbed from MGK's "Three Executives" series, and the Coke "Border Patrol spot.)

And those I thought were painfully, cringingly bad:
• LivingSocial.com "Change Your Life"
• Doritos "Best For Last"
• Best Buy "Ozzy vs. Bieber"

And special un-mention to all the HomeAway.com "Vacation Homes spot, which wasn't truly bad, but really rubbed me wrong, especially the very end where the faux baby slides down the glass. Also to all of the Groupon ads, which struck me as being callous rather than funny. And, of course, to the GoDaddy.co & .com ads, which weren't as crass but were even more lame than usual.

And, having seen the average ratings at foxsports.com, I see that tastes definitely differ on some of these.

Feudalism: Serf & Turf
Tags: ads, superbowl, television

  • What the *what*?

    From the "I don't even know" file. From a worst album covers list (and not the worst by far; note that others are NSFW): And no, that's not…

  • Theme Party Armchair DJ

    Welcome to the inaugural session of Theme Pary Armchair DJ, the game where you play armchair DJ and chime in with what songs should get played at a…

  • Writer's Block: Cover me

    The first few that come to mind are: • Bananarama, Venus (orig. by Shocking Blue) • Jimi Hendrix, All Along the Watchtower (orig. by…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded