Sunday, February 11, 2018
Jared Jewelers meets Lowered Expectations and I guess we're supposed to find it charming.
This thing is, after all, three and a half minutes long. Which means it's strictly for the Jared website and YouTube. Well, MAYBE it shows up on one of those lame All Reruns All The Time channels you didn't even know your cable company provided because they are up there in the 500s, past HBO and Showtime. Those channels have no problem with three and a half minute commercials.
Anyway, the whole time I watched this ad with it's weird imaging and music and camera angles and documentary-style narration, I kept waiting it to become a dark story of betrayal, secret families, money and murder. Surely, I thought, the sweet balding old man would eventually bludgeon the sweet, lonely middle-aged woman and dump her body two miles off-shore after cleaning out her bank account. I mean, there was no WAY this was actually going to be nothing but 210 seconds of a Jared Jewelry ad, right?
Man, was I wrong. This thing actually ends with these people smiling and hugging and happy with eachother and the guy's choice of a ring. He's not a serial killer or swindler or anything. He's just an old guy who proposed to this woman and she said yes. Even after watching the whole damn thing I can't tell you why it took three and a half minutes, but it did and because I watched, you don't have to. You're welcome.
(By the way, if you want to know why this story is "one of a kind," you will have to watch it yourself. Because I watched this once and found nothing special or unique about this "one of a kind" story. If you see something special, feel free to let me know. I'm done looking.)