24. A simple concept. 24 hours, 24 episodes. One man must work to save America from a terrorist threat in one day’s time. Already in its eighth season the show can be considered a great success, but one thing I have noticed throughout the years is the excessive ad placement in critical moments of the action.

Phones, information management systems, computers, cars – they are all for sale.

So, what are your feelings about advertisements placed within your favorite shows?

Do you think they take away from the action?

Do you think they look silly or out of place?

Or do you like them?

Do they make you more interested in the products?


Ben Rouder, Riger Intern, Binghamton University