Plinky asked, "Commercials these days: Mostly entertaining, or mostly annoying?"
How would I know? Seriously, who watches commercials? Most of what I watch is online, and I don’t pay attention to the ads or they’ve been edited out. If I’m with my daughter she has some service that lets her even pause live television for a bit, then fast-forward through the commercials. Otherwise, ad time is a good time for reading or getting up for a stretch.
I realize that some people consider commercials to be entertaining enough that I’m told they watch the Super Bowl just for the new ones that are launched then. I’ve never been that bored. There’s always something to read, sing, play, stitch, or learn without seeking out advertising!