It was a strange year for Super Bowl commercials. Was it just me, or was everything before halftime (or, as Bob Costas calls it, "intermission") not only not humorous, but in some cases downright depressing?
In other words, if you didn't see the commercial meme'd above, just google "depressing Nationwide commercial" and you can view the horror for yourself. And it wasn't alone - there was a Nissan commercial featuring the song "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin (which is never, ever the background music for an upbeat story) and the odd commercial featuring JFK's voice which was somehow supposed to inspire you to take a Carnival cruise.
I was almost relieved when the halftime show started - but was Katy Perry intentionally offering homage to the Hunger Games?
Anyhow, the mood definitely picked up in the second half - there were plenty of laughs, including Wix.com's ad featuring Brett Favre, Terrell Owens, and other former football greats; Esurance's "Sorta Pharmacy" with Walter White; and Fiat's commercial featuring the little blue pill that got away, resulting in an enhanced car.
Sound off in the comments - what commercials did you love (or hate) the most?