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The Apprentice: Profits. [Feb. 5th, 2004|09:30 pm]
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I'll let you in on a lil' secret.

My general position on network TV and the quality of programming in general . . . unfavorable.

Shows like Friends advertise . . . "There's SIX episodes left!"

When did shows start doing 2 shows a month?

Friends, I have no idea if it's in the Top Programming ratings . . .

But I watch network TV.


Yeah, that's right. As crappy as most of it is, I'm still watching the TV.

Actually, I really enjoy The Apprentice.

Like Queer Eye for The Straight Guy, the shows bring something new to the table. Instead of just a regular decor, fashion, and fix-it show, they do it all, and they have great characters who work the show.

In the case of The Apprentice, it's not just another 'Reality TV' show.

The competitors perform tasks that are based on core business principles. It's basically a creative Business 101.

Those that are interested in pursuit of a career in the business world, this is your show.

I've spent years in strange private-sector jobs, and all of this plays like my entire working career. :D

[User Picture]From: apollocelsius
2004-02-06 06:12 am (UTC)
i just cant get into the apprentice. i think donald trump is a major asshole and he needs to get a new haircut. trump is on my most hated persons list which also includes steinbrenner,bobby knight, george w. bush, al davis, rush limbaugh, and kevin mcclatchey.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-02-06 06:55 am (UTC)
I can see the dislike for Donald Trump being a major turnoff for the show.

I don't personally care much for him one way or the other in my book.

The girl who got fired from the competition for his company let out a little passive-agressive steam tonight. After he made his big finger point and the catch-line, "You're FIRED," she responded something like,

"And who are you, anyway?"

He is a lil' agressive bulldog. "That's not going to help you much now."

So yeah, I totally see your point.

If I hadn't spent my time in the private sector for corporation-income, I wouldn't be much into it either.
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[User Picture]From: renazle_dazzle
2004-02-06 08:25 am (UTC)
I am not a big fan of reality TV. I think it is because the networks just don't try anymore. I do like Queer Eye though. maybe I am just a fag hag LOL

I have not seen the donald trump one. I have been a major dork lately. I rediscovered reruns of "Saved By the Bell" I know it is awful. But I am all about poor acting and cheese-core. It is an awful show but if you find humor in b-rate it works. :)
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-02-06 10:05 am (UTC)

Saved was awesome back during high school. Screech owns.
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From: xlindsayx
2004-02-06 07:47 pm (UTC)
that's funny, because i totally thought of you the first time i saw that show, for some reason.

it may have been because you mentioned it in another entry.
but still.

i've seen two episodes. i think.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-02-06 11:08 pm (UTC)
I like the approach of competition.

Trump demands that the players be quick and fast and accurate. Basically, he's looking for one of them to become the head of a company that he will give them . . . literally, Trump will take them under his wing.

In order to run the show, all the things they must have to know . . .

These kids get all mushy sometimes about having the chance, but Trump isn't doing this if he didn't have the real company to give. He doesn't want to pick the shmuck to run it, as he's a greedy bastard and hates to lose money.
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[User Picture]From: _crack_my_ribs
2004-02-08 06:53 am (UTC)
i have not seen the apprentice, but i think i should.

queer eye is just funny. i enjoy watching the normal man interact with the gay man. i mostly wish the gay men were straight, since they are so on target with everything.

i try not to watch a show that comes on weekly, because i hate planning life arond a tv like my mother. even with a vcr, she likes to see it on when its on. if i am home i watch it.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-02-08 07:26 am (UTC)
That's me too.

I do like to watch something if I'm home. Lately, I've been home and in front of a TV set every time The Apprentice airs.
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[User Picture]From: _crack_my_ribs
2004-02-08 07:34 am (UTC)


i wish there was something on right now, because i am super bored and cannot sleep.
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