Stupid video idea I had that I decided needed to become a reality, and nobody stopped me.
British TV is littered with past examples of companies that have tried to take a “sideways” attempt at running a commercial channel, orthogonal to what viewers are known to want and expect, and wound up rapidly having the shit kicked out of them by the brutal logic of the marketplace. Three jump readily to mind.…
It’s finally happened, everyone. Littlewoods’ 2011 Christmas advert, which went about ruthlessly erasing Santa in favour of your mother owing lots of money to Shop Direct Group, has been surpassed in its awfulness. It feels almost wrong to be typing those words, because I was firmly convinced that nothing could be worse than that. I was wrong. So…