I haven’t been watching a lot of TV this week, so I haven’t seen any promos – and all the NBC website says is “One team has an outrageous idea! Will it pay off?” which is pretty damn content-free, doncha think? Does anyone know what the task is?
And does anyone want to speculate as to the exact nature of Chris’s out-of-left-field outburst this week?
While waiting for tonight, here’s the pre-show point to ponder for the week. Consider the abysmal abilities of those voted off so far in season 3. Just think about these folks for 2 minutes. Then, I reckon you, like me, will realize:
The post-boot apartment has to about the worst place on Earth to live. Can you imagine these idiots stuck in a room together after knowing they lost? I’d rather share a room with Jack Chick at Mardi Gras.
Think about what this says about The Apprentice casting department. They had multiple thousands of applicants and decided that these were the people that would be most impressive and most fun to watch. Instead we have robotic boors, shrill harpies, unbalanced quitters, and clueless jerkwads. Until we hear of a new casting director this does not speak well of the show’s future seasons.
When thinking of how pathetic those already booted are, consider that the same people that chose them for the show chose the remaining contestants. Which means multiple weeks to go of leadership and effort that could be outdone by any group of people randomly culled from a high school yearbook.
You’ll start to ask yourself if the only redeeming folks we have seen so far are actually good in the mold of “The Patriots had a great year and are one of the all-time teams” or good in the mold of “The Celtics are going to the playoffs only because someone has to win that division.”
The Raj Ratings are going to get tougher because I fail to see why I’ll need anything above High School level by the time this is done.
I hope the challenges get better. They have been mundande. I’d like to see something that exhibits real business skills.
Here is an example of the type of challenge I’d like to see:
A staffing company (brought to you by Administaff or Monster.com) screens and ranks a candidate pool (each non-Apprentice job candidates get a “score”) and then each team interviews them. They have a budget on what they can spend and they have to fill certain spots (project manager, foreman, accountant, etc.) for a Trump-esque project. The team that has the highest “score” wins the challenge. I just KNOW someone would hire the low man (good BS, no real skills).
Heh. Really, I do enjoy watching The Apprentice, I’m just pretty critical of being fed crap when the capacity for greatness is available.
I figure this show has one more horrific season left in it before it moves into Survivor territory for me, loosely defined as “I’ll start watching the season, but as soon as the show gets remotely bad, boring, or contrived, I’ll be out the door quicker than a Mormon in a whorehouse.”
I’d kind of like to see a week where The Apprentice and the Biggest Loser teams trade sides. I bet the Biggest Loser people could own the mental-based skills (such as they are), and the Apprenti would collapse on the physical challenge.
Unless they got something like, “Write a song about being overweight and perform it at Carnegie Hall.” Which would also be entertaining…Hm. I’m off to draft a letter to NBC!
I’d love for this show to cast a bunch of really smart people who treat every task as a real business task (versus a Survivor-type game) and show how two ideas compete in the marketplace… but then we’ll never have: “I AM NOT A HOMOSEXUAL, MR. TRUMP”
At this point, I’m not really sure which idea is outrageous. Will people really have an urge to pop into an Airstream trailer for a massage? Will Net Worth be able to pull off their casting call idea? I’m leaning towards “no” on both ideas.