As if 2017 weren’t bad enough, here are the ads that made it that much worse

Variety picked their best and worst ads of the year and it is utter nonsense.

First of all, that Samsung ad with the young couple was one of the WORST ads of the year, not the best, and if I heard that DAMN “SIMILAU” SONG ONE MORE TIME during the World Series I was going to MURDER SOMEONE. Second of all, any list of the worst ads of the year that does not include the Rooms 2 Go “My Stuff” commercial or the Untuckit “Holiday Commercial” is a lie.

If you’re feeling particularly masochistic, enjoy:

And if you just didn’t get enough of it during the World Series:

I mean.

SPEAKING OF TERRIBLE COMMERCIALS HAVE YOU SEEN THE ONE FOR THE BACHELOR WHEN THEY SAY IT IS RETURNING IN JANU-ARIE? I’M GOING TO SET EVERYTHING ON FIRE, I MEAN IT. Anyway, this one is already saying he’s fallen in love with two women, so.

 

Welp, they did it. The FCC repealed Net Neutrality rules on a 3-2 vote along party (and gender) lines. Some people had feelings about it. And lots of people had plenty to say to Dummy Jr.’s stupid misspelled tweet about it. NEUTALITY, YOU MORON? REALLY?

And Mackenzie Astin is claiming that his mother Patty Duke’s was fraudulently used to support the FCC’s decision. She’s been dead since 2016. COOL COOL COOL.

In other business news, some people are pretty sure this Disney-Fox merger is bad news for nerds, parents and children, jobs, and maybe the Fox Network itself. But will the merger be held up by the Justice Department? Prolly not.

Set your DVR: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married on May 19.

Steven Moffat thinks that Doctor Who is the “greatest TV show ever made.” “Sure,” says The Sopranos while flipping back and forth between episodes of Breaking Bad, The Wire, and Game of Thrones.

Star Trek: Discovery released some new cast posters and one is either just really really bad or reveals that a whole complicated fan theory is true.

Tina Fey and Robert Carlock will be honored by the Writers Guild of America with the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence, and they had an appropriately funny response: “This is particularly meaningful for us as Herb created “Weekend Update,” which is where we first worked together in the late nineties. Like Herb, Tina grew up in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. And, like Robert, Herb was a Caucasian male, which used to be cool.”

GLAAD is disappointed in you, Spanish language television. Muy disappointed.

Jim Parsons has optioned the film rights to TV writer Michael Ausiello’s memoir, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies.

Omarosa told Inside Edition that Robin Roberts unleashed “a black woman civil war” when she said, “Bye, Felicia.” LOL, OK.

Harassment Amassment

Dustin Hoffman has been accused by a bunch more women of being a gross harasser, including two women who claim he was disgusting with them when they were teenagers. Ugh. He is denying the allegations.

Russell Simmons claims that he will prove without any doubt that the rape and sexual misconduct allegations that have been lodged against him by SO MANY WOMEN are false, adding #NOTME. Oh HELL NO. You do not get to co-opt the #MeToo movement to proclaim your innocence in rape allegations, asshole. Even if you are innocent, this is not appropriate. Anyway, the cops are looking into this, so.

Brad Kern, the showrunner for NCIS: New Orleans, has reportedly been the subject of two CBS investigations into bad behavior and still has a job. Apparently, he was the showrunner of Charmed, and his behavior sounds less than charming.

Mario Batali has formally been fired from The Chew.

Professional creep Terry Richardson has been accused of rape by model Caron Bernstein.

Morgan Spurlock has stepped down from his production company in the wake of his confession to bad behavior.

Walmart and Hay House are cutting ties with Tavis Smiley.

A production assistant on The Today Show details her secret — and consensual — affair with Matt Lauer. Meanwhile, one of Lauer’s accuser’s lawyer is saying that NBC hasn’t been doing enough to protect her.

Here’s a long piece about Glenn Thrush and his suspension at The New York Times and the gray areas that make this ongoing reckoning complicated.

A bipartisan group in the Senate has put forth a bill to change their bullshit harassment rules. Let’s hope it is passed quickly.

GOD DAMMIT, MATT DAMON, STOP TALKING.

Renewals

In Development

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R.I.P.

Martin Ransohoff, Producer

WATCH THIS

FRIDAY

Wormwood: Errol Morris new series is a mix of documentary and scripted storytelling, revealing the story of Frank Olson’s mysterious death. Netflix

The Exorcist: Season finale of the best show you’re not watching. Dammit. 8 p.m., Fox

Jean-Claude Van Johnson: Jean-Claude plays Jean-Claude in this action comedy. Amazon

SATURDAY

Saturday Night Live: Kevin Hart & Foo Fighters 10:30 p.m., NBC

Arrival: Quiet, intelligent, moving, this is one of the best sci-fi movies I’ve seen in a long time. I would say more about why I liked it so much — it doesn’t violate one of my big sci-fi pet peeves — but to say any more would reveal a huge plot twist. 7 p.m., Epix

Ten Days in the Valley: So this is back. 8 p.m., ABC

SUNDAY

A Christmas Story Live!: YOU’LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT! 6 p.m., Fox

Search Party: Season finale. 9 p.m., TBS

The Sound of Music: Having been to the Austrian Alps for the first time this summer, I can say I get it now. I get it. 6 p.m., ABC 

Late Night: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: (Friday): Jodie Foster Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Anderson Cooper, Kim Zolciak Biermann

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Once Upon a Time
(new)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
(new)
20/20
(new)
CBS MacGyver
(new)
Hawaii Five-0
(new)
Hawaii Five-0
(new)
CW The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
(new)
Local
FOX Hell’s Kitchen
(new)
The Exorcist
(new)
Local
NBC Blindspot
(new)
Dateline NBC
(new)

SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown Ten Days in the Valley
(new)
Ten Days in the Valley
(new)
News/Local
CBS The Program: Pearland Oilers
(new)
Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas 48 Hours
(new)
News/Local
FOX UFC Fight Night
(live)
News/Local
NBC Will & Grace
(repeat)
Superstore
(repeat)
Dateline NBC
(repeat)
News/Local Saturday Night Live
(Kevin Hart & Foo Fighters)

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Sound of Music
CBS Football
(live)
60 Minutes
(new)
Widom of the Crowd
(new)
NCIS: Los Angeles
(new)
Madam Secretary
(new)
FOX A Christmas Story Live!
(live)
NBC NFL Football
(live)
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One thought on “As if 2017 weren’t bad enough, here are the ads that made it that much worse

  1. I have to say I really liked that Samsung spot at first. It was nice and sweet and the song was catchy. Then they played it approximately 8273907985673497598234 times during the playoffs and World Series and I want to stab my ears off every time I hear the song now.

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