Well, Super Bowl LI turned out to be a thriller and definitely didn’t disappoint any sports fan who loves an epic comeback. With the New England Patriots pulling out a 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons, Tom Brady cemented his status as the best quarterback in NFL history, while Bill Belichick proved definitively that he is the greatest coach of all time. The half-time show was also really well executed by Lady Gaga. All in all, Super Bowl LI will be remembered as one of the very best Super Bowls ever. And of course, the Super Bowl is never complete without great commercials. This year was no exception, as there were numerous funny, inventive, and surprising commercials that popped up during the Super Bowl. Here is a list of what we consider to be the 10 best TV commercials from Super Bowl LI.
10. Kia: “A Hero’s Journey”
Kia used comedian Melissa McCarthy and slapstick humor to great effect in a commercial that promoted the car companies “Niro” hybrid vehicle. In the commercial, Melissa McCarthy plays an “eco warrior” who is out to save the planet. Set to the music of Bonnie Tyler’s “I Need a Hero,” the commercial shows Melissa McCarthy trying to do everything from save the whales and trees to stopping the polar ice caps from melting – each with disastrous results. In the end, Kia advises people that they needn’t go to such extremes to help the planet. It’s enough to simply drive Kia’s hybrid car, the Niro. This was one of the best uses of humor among the Super Bowl ads this year. McCarthy is reliably hilarious playing, what else, herself.