For a bit there, it didn’t seem like Super Bowl XLVII was going to live up to its building. But thanks to a surprisingly energizing halftime show, a power outage and one heck of a second-half rally bid by the 49ers (that at least kept the Ravens’ win from being a blowout), viewers who stuck around were amply rewarded.
And, of course, the Super Bowl’s 30-second side shows — the commercials! — were worth tuning in to see, too. Here are five of the best: