The Brooklyn Brothers’ ads for Optimum WiFi’s Hot Spots would be effective if 10-year-old children were the ones who paid for Internet service. The four-spot series stars Optimum’s mascot, HotSpot the dog, and his technologically challenged owner, Ben. Blacklist’s animation studio WIZZ brings these characters to life, placing them at a Metro North train station, in a café, and at the park. HotSpot the dog is a world weary, tech-inclined pup, while his owner can’t read and thinks his phone is magical.
Fans of iCarly and Fairly Odd Parents might appreciate HotSpot’s “wit” but I think the rest of the Tri-State general populace will find them cute and contrived. The “dumb human” act is an old one, and if you’re looking to meet a dog with personality, you’re better off reading the Text From Dog tumblr.
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