Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Commercials.... will they soon be just a part of history?

So, I'm watching the shows on my dvr and skipping past the commercials, like usual, and I start to wonder when commercials will become obsolete and how advertisers will market their product. Interesting enough, a few days later I'm watching True Blood on HBO and what do I see? Sam talking about Mountain Dew and then someone asks Andy what he is drinking and he says "Diet Coke with Lime." Well, what do you know? The fact is that product placement is not new to television or film, but shouting out the product names during a scene is a little extreme. Honestly, I understand why they need to do this, because of people like me. I just want to hurry up and get to the rest of my show and those commercials, well they are in the way. Next thing we'll probably see a lot more product placement and mentions throughout more and more shows, until someday there aren't any commercials at all. Although, I do think we are a few years away from that happening. Now, I am expecting to see more of the "presented with limited commercials" in our future and I can deal with that.

Thanks for reading and have a fabulous evening!  
Stephi Steph