The length of some single ads are insane. I live in rural southern Ontario and get decent DTV coverage. Mostly american TV, and it is insane how long some ads play. I can't remember what it was for (shows you how good the ad is) but I think it was for some sort of medication and the commercial was about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes long. It just went on and on and the worst part about american ads and TV in general is how insincere they feel. So after their overly long rant about why you should bleed out your ass because you have the sniffles, the ad plays again!
I don't care if that company paid for 2 ad spots or not but whoever decided to play the same commercial back to back is a moron. It seems to be happening more and more. I don't know if this is a sign that less companies are advertising on TV, or if it's just ads competing for good spots and taking the whole break for themselves in an attempt to stop rivals advertising close to theirs.
At least online I have the option to block ads and some control over the content, but TV really seems to be digging itself a hole. I understand why so many Americans are stressed or generally unhappy because your commercials are absolutely pathetic and really drive home the fact that your sick and going to die if you don't take "Brand X Antidepressants: Now with 20% less brain leakage! chanceofbrainbleakagemaynotactuallydecrease.
Jesus Slashdot, really? "Filter error: That's an awful long string of letters there." What's the point of that...