As you can see above, the commercial is actually pretty amusing, especially as it starts getting more ridiculous. The thing, however, is that it’s a bit of a weird time to promote how forward-thinking you are if you’re Netflix. As we’ve covered over the past few months, the streamer has been cracking down on password sharing among its millions of customers, recently introducing a pretty harsh penalty for doing so in a few test markets.
The streamer has also been under fire for the alleged glorification of Jeffrey Dahmer in its series “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” widespread allegations of harsh conditions on the set of “Squid Game: The Challenge,” and other unsavory controversies. We can’t deny that they are doing some good in their business practices, as seen in this GM Super Bowl ad, but we also can’t ignore the ones that aren’t as good in the public spotlight.
Like many things in life, Netflix is a complex and multi-faceted company with both good and bad aspects. At least this latest ad was pretty fun!