Friday, January 26, 2007

The Apprentice: Is That a Shark?

With ratings sagging and the Trumpremacy the show had enjoyed in the first few seasons all but left behind, it's not surprising that Trump & Co. would want to change things around on The Apprentice to get people to watch. But they'd have to be good changes first. Among the bad ideas this season: Carolyn and George are gone; loserly contestants camp out in the backyard; the rules seem to change from week to week, allowing one team to take a week off for no real reason; perpetual PM Heidi is either going to win the whole thing or be fired in a blaze of glory the first time she loses; and everyone is heartily sick of Trump after the whole Miss USA/Rosie/Barbara flap. While Survivor can go forever, this show isn't Business Survivor. It's always been about Trump rather than the contestants, and Trump, I think, has worn out his welcome. Add to that the retooling of this season, and there seems to be a very clear shark-jumping point right here. Is there any way to save this show? Maybe, if they put Ivanka in charge and restricted Trump to guest appearances. More Ivanka is actually the one change they made for the better this season.

6 comments:

Bob said...

To be fair, Carolyn isn't on the show because she got fired. (if I remember correctly)

Travis said...

You hit the nail on the head. I realized that this is just a part of the Trump Legacy during the second season. I have only watched this show half-heartedly since.

Lori said...

You're right, Bob. Carolyn still wins, though, because she got out before this season started.

Anonymous said...

Okay... so with George (a Clemson alumnus) and Carolyn (a hottie), the show was a success. Without them, the show sucks.

Ergo, more Clemson plus more hotties equals awesomeness.

Lori said...

Well put, Matt!

Anonymous said...

O.K., I am a huge Apprentice fan and a huge LA fan, but those two do not match up! I guess he got lower ratings, and decided to move to L.a. Trump stinks at La. he does not belong there. He's a New Yorker, for cryin out loud!!! I was also dissapointed with the Tim & Nicole romance. I mean, Tim got ditched off the show because of her, and vice-versa. Hope next season is better! (If there is one!)