So the Super Bowl is always a huge television event – between the game, the halftime show, and the commercials there’s always something for everyone. Here’s my take on the night.
The Game: Exciting! Definitely better than last year’s blowout, where there was no reason to watch after halftime, if not the first quarter. Last night the game was exciting right down to the last 18 seconds. There were some pretty lucky catches and some pretty key interceptions throughout the night, and both teams played well. It definitely didn’t disappoint, unless, of course, you’re a Seahawks fan. (I personally went into the game with no preference on who would win, not being a particular fan of either team.)
The Halftime Show: The best word I can use to describe it is random. Lenny Kravitz singing I Kissed A Girl? And Missy Elliot? I still don’t understand why. Especially, if you had to bring in other people, why not Snoop Dogg in California Girls or Juicy J in Dark Horse, or play E.T. and bring in Kanye! Those all would have made infinitely more sense (and probably been more entertaining) than Kravitz and Elliot. It definitely isn’t the worst halftime show I’ve seen (The Who was worse, off the top of my head) but when I think about shows like Beyonce and Bruno Mars, Katy really didn’t even come close to that level. Her show was very clearly more about the production of it than the music involved. With that being said, it did have some entertainment. The lion she came out on was pretty cool, after all, as was the electronic floor during Dark Horse. I still think my favorite part of the whole night (game, commericials, everything) was the dancing sharks, though, and I about die laughing every time I see a picture or a gif of them. Also, there was no wardrobe malfunction, that’s always a plus.
The Commercials: Pretty underwhelming in my opinion, but there were still some gems. I added my favorites below, in the order of how good I think they are, but I’m sure there’s a few that I missed.
13. Budweiser, Brewed The Hard Way
Now this one I just like the style of. It’s bold, it’s simple, and it’s pretty underwhelming content wise, but it makes me happy from a design standpoint.
12. Kia, The Perfect Getaway
I might be biased on this one, because I kind of adore Pierce Brosnan.
11. Clash of Clans, Angry Neeson
Because how can you not love Liam Neeson?
10. Fiat, Blue Pill
My favorite part of this one is the very last second, because that is 100% what would have happened. TOO FUNNY.
9. Dodge, Wisdom
Both funny and heartfelt. Old people are great.
8. Mophie, All-Powerless
I laughed pretty dang hard at this.
7. Jeep, Beautiful Lands
Ok, now this one I am totally biased on, being a Jeep owner. But I love the idea that Jeep uses, travel and wanderlust and seeing the world and all it has to offer. Just A+.
6. Budweiser, Lost Dog
SO CUTE. I would have loved it even more if it wasn’t for the wolf. (I mean, come on, how unrealistic could that possibly be that a wolf is just chilling right outside the ranch. Really?)
5. Coca Cola, Make It Happy
Anti-bullying! This was so heartfelt and made me so happy.
4. NO MORE, 9/11 Delivery
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. If I need to explain to you why, you should probably reevaluate your life.
3. Always, #LikeAGirl
I’d seen this one before, but this is a very important thing to show during an event that is so stereotypically masculine. Girl power!
2. Dove Men+Care, #RealStrength
Had no idea what this was advertising until the end, but it hit me right in the feels.
1. Toyota, My Bold Dad
Tears. This one is by far my favorite from the night, but maybe just because I’m a girl and have a pretty amazing dad who might not always like my choices but I know will support me.
Overall: the best part of the night was actually the game, in my opinion. What about you guys? What did you think of the night? Favorite part of the halftime show? Favorite commercial? Let me know!
(I had to add this, because IT’S STILL SO FREAKING FUNNY OMG.)