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Trying out The Apprentice

Anyone watch The Apprentice [http://www.bbc.co.uk/apprentice/]? I really like this programme. Maybe reality shows like Big Brother ran out of steam a while ago but this take on it is much more watchable. Getting fourteen wannabe millionaire business people battle it out for a really high-paid salary in either Donald Trump or Sir Alan Sugar’s empire is fascinating. And you even pick up a few things about business as well.

The UK (Sugar) edition of this began last week. It already feels different too. The difference in tone is the same between CSI and CSI:New York. The colour of it is bleached out and the hair on the protagonist’s head is actually real. But, and this is key, the fourteen candidates are still the same bitchy, not that likeable types from the American series that want that job quite desperately. And it’s their looney schemes and backbiting that make it fascinating.

Posted on February 20, 2005   #Nothing in Particular  

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