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Anastariana t1_ism9el3 wrote

This is some dystopian, Black Mirror stuff.


Imagine being a writer who gets their stories made into a TV series and at a key, tear-jerking moment a big fucking Snickers ad is right behind the characters.


Alundra828 t1_ismlblr wrote

"The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it. It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who, above all else, desire power. But they were, all of them, deceived, for another ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a Master Ring, to control all others. And into this ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all! But even he cannot fathom why the children love the taste of cinnamon toast crunch"


qazlurch t1_isomzj7 wrote

I always wanted to scream "it's the fuckin sugar, dumbass" at those commercials


Raeandray t1_ismbuf6 wrote

Presumably they’ll do this in a tactful way, or it will backfire. It’s not like product placement isn’t already all over visual media.


ebrytaim t1_ismd14w wrote

Nah they’re gonna push as far as they can, then only dial it down when people complain.


_moonbeam_ t1_ismzhxb wrote

Happening in hockey right now with digitally super imposed board ads that change while the play is on, including animated ads. It's awful.


ChrysMYO t1_ismgsww wrote

It will be tactful until its standard


ScoobyDeezy t1_isnyt3f wrote

Seems like the show will still get to decide when and where these ads show up, it’s just that the content is dynamic. Pretty innocent, actually, apart from being immersion-breaking if the ad is for something the characters don’t have access to.


YnotBbrave t1_isog3zr wrote

This can already happen. Amazon contribution is the post-production element, these can be added later, so the director films a clean movie and then management overloads it with the right balance of ads to be nauseating but still sell


aioncan t1_ismzy23 wrote

As long as their heads doesn’t turn into a snickers bar