Twitter complaints of Kindle ads in Downton

By Chris Dawson September 23, 2014 - 8:20 am

Downton Abbey Amazon KindleDownton Abbey kicked off on Sunday evening this week, but there’s been a raft of complaints about the Amazon Kindle adverts appearing at each ad break.

At each ad break one of the Downton characters is pictured behind scenes absorbed reading their Kindle and supposedly oblivious to all that’s going on around them.

So called “Bumper ads” are nothing new, half the programs on commercial TV have them these days and seeing as programs can only be created if they’re commercially viable it’s hard to complain at the adverts in commercial breaks and if you’re sponsoring a program you naturally want your name and product on the bumper ads.

However the main complaint is how the adverts are set in Downton, views took to twitter to complain that seeing adverts with an ultra modern device ruins the illusion that the drama seeks to portray and spoils the enjoyment of the period drama.

What do you think, if you’re a Downton fan does the fact that the adverts are the show characters in period costume bother you or did you not even notice them that much?

  • Lee Pearce
    3 years ago

    OMG, is Downton not a documentary of life in the early twenties!!

    Next you will be telling father Christmas isn’t real.


  • JohnC
    3 years ago

    Doesn’t watching the programme on a TV set unavailable in the period already feel anachronistic?

    • 3 years ago

      I enjoy watching ‘Hornblower’ I don’t seem to think that they had TV during the Napoleonic War. What about ‘Rome’ that would be even worse.

  • 3 years ago

    This is just another example of how people are looking for everything and anything to complain about. We have become a society of moaners.

  • Roger C
    3 years ago

    . . . just as long as one of them doesn’t accidentally leave the kindle on the mantelpiece?

  • JD
    3 years ago

    Should have sponsored Dr. Who?

    • Gerry007
      3 years ago

      BBC = no ads

  • Steve
    3 years ago

    Ruins the illusion?

    What a waste of forum space.

    Armchair critics who know nothing about business or commercial interests, probably work for near minimum wage and read the Daily Mail. Darren is right, find a moan types. Lots to say about anything but all bullshit. F****** idiots!!! Shut up and go away, no one cares what they think.

    • Andy
      3 years ago

      Maybe we should start shooting “minimum wage and read the Daily Mail” types whos IQ falls below average?

    • Steve
      3 years ago

      Actually thats a novel idea. Wish I’d thought of it!! 🙂

  • 3 years ago

    At least they can read. So perhaps their IQ is considerably higher than those who critisise them for reading the Daily Mail. Those who talk about shooting anybody obviously have IQ’s considerably lower than that of the average Baked Bean.

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