Originally Posted by Captain13
When did that start? It seems like every show has 15 seconds of "coming up" and 15 seconds of "you may have missed" around each commercial break. That is 30 seconds of garbage around, say, six commercial breaks on an hour show. They added three minutes of complete garbage to the episode, what a waste.
I don't watch a ton of "reality" tv, so perhaps its a reality TV thing. My wife & I get a kick out of being able to predict when the commercial is about to happen. Its usually pretty obvious. Whats even worse is the "in show commercial" they have every week where they try to pretend its not a commercial, but just some helpful advice from the trainer to a contestant how a particular product can really help with their weight loss. Its shameless, but there was 1 spot last year, for what I don't remember, that totally caught us off gaurd.