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Cupid
09-24-2010, 03:27 PM
The past two episodes have been greatly entertaining. I love how instead of having yet another Celebrity Apprentice, they are now casting people who have lost their jobs due to the economy - educated people from every walk of life, attorneys, bankers, grad students - bright people who should have no problems finding a job, right?

And they are vicious and hungry to be hired as the next Apprentice. Nice mix of characters. I feel bad for the guy fired last night. He showed weakness next to the two sharks with him in the board room. The weak will not survive long here.

My favorite of the woman is Masha (I think that's how she spells it). Very aggressive, loud, former assistant prosecutor.

skatesindreams
09-24-2010, 05:59 PM
The season has been interesting, thus far.
It looks as though there will be a "confrontation" between the leading "sharks" next week.

soxxy
09-24-2010, 06:06 PM
And they are vicious and hungry to be hired as the next Apprentice. Nice mix of characters. I feel bad for the guy fired last night. He showed weakness next to the two sharks with him in the board room. The weak will not survive long here.


He did look miserable in that boardroom. I think Trump said he understood he was nervous. However, in the follow-up at the end of the show, he's now employed and looked about 20 years younger!

The guy with the five kids squiggs me out; I'm afraid he could go completely ballistic.

walei
09-24-2010, 06:21 PM
I am also glad that they are bringing back the public people.

Hate Mahsa, she is loud, obnoxious, and unprofessional. Last week Nicole should've said it right there that she brought Mahsa in for her attitude and lack of loyalty. Ivanka would've eat Mahsa UP RIGHT THERE.

I'm rooting for the men's team right now only because the women seem like really catty bunch.

Jenna
09-24-2010, 10:33 PM
I like this show now that they have returned to "unknown" people who really WANT this job. Hate Mahsa and her obnoxious mouth, and Liza.

On the men, I don't really care for David.

Japanfan
09-24-2010, 11:28 PM
I don't care for David at all - loved James' comment about putting up with him going emotionally ballistic - and dearly wanted him fired.

It seems like all the candidates are going to get interviews and possibly a job- the clip about Alex getting a job included a plug for the company, which is probably one that Trump wants to promote.

Focusing on talented candidates who are struggling and unemployed due to the recession is a brilliant concept for the competition. Trump doesn't have to spend money on prizes but the candidates gets a great prize anyway, a job interview.

And there is bound to be some great drama in the boardroom.

Sassafras
09-25-2010, 02:47 AM
This is the first season of The Apprentice that I have watched. So far, I'm enjoying it a lot.

Cupid
09-25-2010, 03:08 AM
Yes, it has even been more excellent than the last Celebrity Apprecentice that consisted of Bret Michaels. How can they top that one? By going back to what they have now - regular, everyday people who have educations and STILL cannot hold/keep a job in today's economy.

Cupid
09-25-2010, 03:22 AM
Focusing on talented candidates who are struggling and unemployed due to the recession is a brilliant concept for the competition. Trump doesn't have to spend money on prizes but the candidates gets a great prize anyway, a job interview.



So now I'm confused a little. Do they not have weekly prizes for the project manager's fundraiser of choice? I think they don't!:confused:

walei
09-25-2010, 06:00 AM
So now I'm confused a little. Do they not have weekly prizes for the project manager's fundraiser of choice? I think they don't!:confused:

That's only for the celebrity version because on 'game shows' celebrities mostly 'play' for charity.

For the versions that feature regular public, the winning team usually gets a reward like on Survivor. On this recession version though the winning PM gets an interview with a well-known exec.

Cupid
09-25-2010, 01:15 PM
That's only for the celebrity version because on 'game shows' celebrities mostly 'play' for charity.

For the versions that feature regular public, the winning team usually gets a reward like on Survivor. On this recession version though the winning PM gets an interview with a well-known exec.

What about all the money they made on the ice cream sales? I think the women had about $1700 and the men had $1400 something like that, after the cost of the ice cream. Who kept that money? Donald??

smurfy
09-25-2010, 05:29 PM
I don't care for David at all - loved James' comment about putting up with him going emotionally ballistic - and dearly wanted him fired.



I can't stand David. And I do not get the James hate. Unless David is threatened by him. James seems even keel, almost like someone that would not be on this type of show.
Poppy seems a bit weak, but not a trainwreck. But Stephanie was so annoying. She has good skills, but just too cocky.
Mahsa - or whatever her name is, I did not like her in week 1, too lawyerly like, but kind of funny in week 2 in the boardroom, Trump may not like her either.

Trump still a tool, but he seems less bothersome to me than other seasons, almost like he is taking it down a notch.
nice to see George again. Next week looks promising.

PDilemma
09-25-2010, 06:00 PM
What about all the money they made on the ice cream sales? I think the women had about $1700 and the men had $1400 something like that, after the cost of the ice cream. Who kept that money? Donald??

My guess would be that it goes to the production costs of the show. Camera crews to film them selling ice cream for two days would cost way more than $3100. Contributing a bit to the production cost increases profits from the show.

skatesindreams
09-25-2010, 06:19 PM
The stress of being jobless; with five children to support, may have much to do with David's attitude. He's probably feeling pretty "desperate" at this point. It might do him good to be less "intense". However, I don't know if he would survive in the Boardroom, if he were.

FiveRinger
09-27-2010, 02:55 AM
The stress of being jobless; with five children to support, may have much to do with David's attitude. He's probably feeling pretty "desperate" at this point. It might do him good to be less "intense". However, I don't know if he would survive in the Boardroom, if he were.

Amen to that!! I can only imagine how it feels to have a family and be unemployed. It was hard enough when it was just me and I was unemployed. I'm underemployed now, and things aren't much better! :D

I've enjoyed the first two episodes also. I think James is getting a bad rap. From the preview of next week, it looks like that might change. I might have been in the same position as him--sales is not my area, either. I understand the Donald's point about being able to sell yourself, but selling ice cream bars to New Yorkers even on a hot day wouldn't be easy for an anybody. Sales definitely takes a special personality. I'm just glad he got through it.

Mahsa and David will self-destruct. No doubt about that. It's only a matter of time.