Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Grimm is far from the first show to shill for Apple. But they do an exceeding good job at being so gaudy about it. Within the first 10 minutes of the pilot, they worked an iPod and an iPhone reference into the script in addition to showing the hardware. But someone running that part of the show needs to be a little smarter about quality control.
As we see below, the police are dutifully looking at something on the computer, clearly identified as a Mac.
But when we see what they're looking at, it's clearly not a Mac at all. In fact, there are items clearly indicative of a a Windows 7 desktop. I point particularly at the "Trash" bin in the lower left that is exactly the design of the one Bill Gates' company uses on theirs, complete with the blue "recycle" logo.
Is it that difficult to replicate a Mac desktop for the purposes of product placement? I mean if you're gonna shill, you might as well shill it right.
I know I'm a dork for thinking of these things. But this is how I spend my spare time.
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