Hate-Watch Alert: Justin Timberlake doesn’t appear in his own video for “Not A Bad Thing,” a pretty boring song from his thoroughly unnecessary second 2013 album The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2. Instead, a pair of spectacularly incompetent documentary-filmmaker detectives sets out to find a mythical couple who apparently got engaged, using that song, on the Long Island Railroad. The filmmakers accomplish nothing. They do, however, find a bunch of people in couples to mouth vague platitudes about love to the camera. That sounds like something you’d want to watch, right? For six minutes? With Ellen DeGeneres introducing it? And a sadistic “to be continued” tag at the end? And riveting scenes where our two heroes text each other about not being able to find the couple? Ladies and gentlemen, Jerry James’s “Lana Del Rey” now has competition for the title of “most fucking hate-worthy video of 2014.” It’s below, if you’re feeling strong.
The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2 is out now on RCA.