If there’s one good reason to watch local TV these days, it’s bad law ads. Typically, we love either the guys who try way too hard or the guys who try very little. Now, straight from Don Draper’s nightmares, there’s “Attorney, Jack Bernstein,” who somehow manages to do both (see for yourself on YouTube). This guilty pleasure begins with a pas de deux of voice and body language that is at once gentle, firm and totally awkward. But evidently not firm and totally awkward enough, because, out of nowhere, comes a right-arm power thrust at the camera—or would that be “the jury”?—with his closing argument: “Bernstein & Poisson, protecting your rights.” Our verdict: one-take genius.
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.