Entries by Paddy Duffy from 11/2011

TV Adverts Equal Added Value

| Posted 11.06.2011 | UK Entertainment

One of the great things about the proliferation of TV channels is the ease with which you can avoid watching tiresome adverts. But, it has to be said, there are more than a few ads out at the minute that are quite remarkable. Although, remarkable doesn't always mean good. For instance...

The Great John Lewis Debate: It's Just an Ad for God's Sake - But It's a Lovely One.

| Posted 11.13.2011 | UK Entertainment

It is, first and foremost, an adorable and well-made 90 seconds about a young boy waiting for Christmas, and more importantly why he's so impatient for this Christmas to come. It's the kind of adorable where you don't pronounce the "r". On dastardly capitalism's recent charge list, this ad is pretty low down.

Oh, Make Me Over: MTV's Plain Jane

| Posted 11.20.2011 | UK Entertainment

It's hard to be cynical about a TV show when the woman presenting it fills your head with Beach Boys music every time she appears on screen.