Martha Stewart Apprentice

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Anyone watch? Anyone know when the premier episode will be rebroadcast.

VCR error, so I missed it. :mad:

My fault with the VCR, btw. :eek:
 

runninmac

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I thought it was pretty good. Not WOW :eek: but it was still pretty good. I think its not going to beat season one of the appretice but It may come close unless all the suzie homemakers of america watched it.
 

Lacero

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What exactly do they do on her show? Make the best apple tarts? Who arranges the nicest-looking dandelion bouquet?

Do they fight with sewing scissors?!? I need to know! :eek: ;)
 

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Lacero said:
What exactly do they do on her show? Make the best apple tarts? Who arranges the nicest-looking dandelion bouquet?

Do they fight with sewing scissors?!? I need to know! :eek: ;)

Actually I was quite shocked by how some of the people acted. I mean WTF?? No respect toward each other and the one guy that thought he was the best got KICKED out after the first assignment by Martha. He was a total *******.

Basically all of the candidates were divided into two teams. They each got the same assignment and whoever did the best job won an awesome dinner with Martha's favorite chef. The assignments were pretty difficult but the bottom line is its ALL DRAMA with the bitchy people. :D
 

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I am watching it right now. Its pretty good so far. Its kind of a Donald Trump look a like. Although it does have lots of Macs in it. So far I have seen a PowerMac G5, and a 20" aluminum display, with a dock on the bottom. Oh and now Marth is on her iBook. Its an old white G3. Figure someone that wealthy would update their computer. Anyways, what do you other guys think?
 

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It only took 4 replies before someone went from "Martha Stewart" and her new television programs, to something about Macs.

I'm with the L-man. What do they do on the show to not make it as boring as Martha herself? Did they just get the bitchiest housewives in the world for a one-on-one scratching, hair pulling cat fight?

(and are they hot?)
 

clayj

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It was pretty good. The teams had to reimagine old fairy tales, rewrite them and have them illustrated and then read to a bunch of 1st graders, while execs from Random House watched on. The "creative" team lost to the "corporate" team because their leader was a jerk and wouldn't give his gifted writer (the one with the Masters in English who writes for a living) the space she needed to write, and he wrote the story himself.

I laughed out loud when I saw the Apple Cinema Display with a giant "Symantec" wallpaper on it.
 

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overall it's pretty good

i like it better than the apprentice show with donald trump...and i am not always a fan of martha stewart

the apprentices on martha's show are more creative and interesting than the ones on donald's show, which all seem to be like variations on the same theme

i think jim, if contained properly, can be a big asset to martha...he's a lot like carson from queer eye

note: jim almost got kicked off this week :)
 

clayj

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jefhatfield said:
note: jim almost got kicked off this week :)
Jim is doomed... I can't believe no one has used the phrase "loose cannon" to describe him yet. He may be talented, but he is for damn sure annoying and uncontrollable. I was praying for him to slip up again in the grocery store and get them kicked out...

Let me put it this way: If I was sitting next to him at the conference table and he kept interjecting his little comments while I was answering a question from Martha, I'd belt him. The guy is hyperactive.
 

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Jim is doomed... I can't believe no one has used the phrase "loose cannon" to describe him yet. He may be talented, but he is for damn sure annoying and uncontrollable. I was praying for him to slip up again in the grocery store and get them kicked out...

Let me put it this way: If I was sitting next to him at the conference table and he kept interjecting his little comments while I was answering a question from Martha, I'd belt him. The guy is hyperactive.
i think a good manager could use jim's creative strengths and keep him on a short leash at the same time

jim is like a quad processor G5 ;)
 

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clayj said:
Jim is doomed... I can't believe no one has used the phrase "loose cannon" to describe him yet. He may be talented, but he is for damn sure annoying and uncontrollable.
I hope he is given his walking papers next week. He is getting to the point where he is this season's Omarosa. His true calling would be to work for the USPS since he has all the potential needed to go postal.
 

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Terrible. Martha has no where near the charisma of Trump. At least Trump was fun to watch and had a sense of humor. Martha just acts like a spoiled brat that didn't get her milk and cookies on time.
 

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At least Trump was fun to watch and had a sense of humor. Martha just acts like a spoiled brat that didn't get her milk and cookies on time.
Trump does have a certain flair for coming up with a catchy phrase, facial expression that says more than any words he could add or that stinging comment that catches a wannabe unprepared for an answer. He is also unmatchable for those days when a viewer must have a heavy dose of his insufferable self-promotion, if for no other reason than a decent laugh.
 

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I think I enjoy Martha's version more than Donald's sometimes...

Martha has a very classy, sweet way of doling out advice to the candidates- I feel like it's not just a job interview, but more of a learning experience as well for the people on her show. Love that she writes them a note when she sends them home.

Her two sidekicks- the daughter and the older gentleman- aren't as much fun as Donald's though...

Really like the show...
 

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Trump does have a certain flair for coming up with a catchy phrase, facial expression that says more than any words he could add or that stinging comment that catches a wannabe unprepared for an answer. He is also unmatchable for those days when a viewer must have a heavy dose of his insufferable self-promotion, if for no other reason than a decent laugh.
actually, trump always has the same expression on his face...he is a master poker player and his poker game is real estate development...he is cool and calculating in his business dealings and how he tells others to conduct themselves when doing any sort of business

trump does not put any emotional attachment to his business and says his fearlessness in business is more due to the fact that he really does not care and it really does not matter in the sceme of things (when he was last on larry king on cnn)

now that he is older, he knows his days on earth are limited and that you cannot take it with you...so go out fearlessly and gamble a bit because nobody gets out of this alive anyway, thus his stone face and almost michael corleone coolness about all things business (though his love life is anything but cool and calculating where he is more like an old man who discovered the first bottle of viagra :) )
 

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She's trying to be too nice. Some of the contestants are WAY bitchier than Martha, and that's just not right! I like the way The Donald does it: "You're Fired! Now Leave!" with a shoo of his hands. :D
From rumors it would seem that Martha is quite the bitch in real life... I sort of believe those rumors simply because I doubt that a woman w/out a certain amount of assertiveness/aggressivenes/ambition could go as far as she has and be as successful.

Haven't watched the show and wasn't interested until I read this thread.
 

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I personally have never seen the appeal of this show or the original. I was watching Blue Collar TV and Larry the cable guy (a stand up comic for those who do not know) summed it up best. He made the comment that it is a reality game show where the prize is ......

A job?

Delivery played a big part of that and it kind of gets lost in print, but it was still funny.
 

Lacero

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I've only seen one episode. It was the one where they had to come up with a children's book and read it to a group of kids. Man, that team leader guy was a total obnoxious idiot. Do people like him really exist? OMG. :eek:
 

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watcher2001 said:
I personally have never seen the appeal of this show or the original. I was watching Blue Collar TV and Larry the cable guy (a stand up comic for those who do not know) summed it up best. He made the comment that it is a reality game show where the prize is ......

A job?

Delivery played a big part of that and it kind of gets lost in print, but it was still funny.
Of course, the context matters: He's a person who, if he wasn't a moderately-successful entertainer, would be pulling down maybe $40K a year as a cable guy. So "a job" is kind of a blah prize from that perspective.

The jobs being offered on The Apprentice are paying $250K a year and come with all sorts of perks, including fame... you could easily turn being a winner on The Apprentice into a lifelong income stream.
 

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i think just about any winner on the apprentice and runner up (or less) can get a book deal and be on the lecture circuit and make that their living

apprentice in its first season had a strong audience and finished a respectable #9 against its rivals

trump has really given, even the non winners like omarosa, a chance to become a millionaire several times over due to the exposure...i have seen omarosa on several tv shows, commercials, print interviews, etc and i am sure she has turned it into far more than $250,000 dollars ;)
 

watcher2001

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jefhatfield said:
trump has really given, even the non winners like omarosa, a chance to become a millionaire several times over due to the exposure
Speaking of that. Did anyone watch this last season of the sureal life. She was one of the 7 housmates and she was a ROYAL B. If that is what she was like in the apprentice I can see why she got fired.
 

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Speaking of that. Did anyone watch this last season of the sureal life. She was one of the 7 housmates and she was a ROYAL B. If that is what she was like in the apprentice I can see why she got fired.
omarosa is great for tv and ratings

...pretty, educated, and a good speaker

also, mean, moody, and vindictive

she is like a very flawed reality tv superhero with no match except for hatch...hey, that rhymes
 

watcher2001

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jefhatfield said:
omarosa is great for tv and ratings

...pretty, educated, and a good speaker

also, mean, moody, and vindictive

she is like a very flawed reality tv superhero with no match except for hatch...hey, that rhymes
The only thing I have ever seen her on is surreal and she just struck me as "flawed" It seemed like all she wanted to do was pick on Janice to start trouble and steal the limelight. The thing that really bothered me was when Janice threatened a lawsuit Omarosa tried to apologize, but later when Janice asked for a public apology Omarosa basically told her to F off. JMO of course but I was not impressed by her.
 

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jefhatfield said:
i have seen omarosa on several tv shows, commercials, print interviews, etc and i am sure she has turned it into far more than $250,000 dollars ;)
There is a market for just about anything. Jerry Springer offers a daily diet of women going after each other while stripped down to bra and panties, and every other day Maury Povich puts on another scintillating edition of "Who's Your Daddy?"

Omarosa and others cast in her mold are capitalizing on a system they know provides potentially lucrative sums of money to reality TV participants for being far more obnoxious than anything else.

Boorish behavior = big bucks in America.
Civility and decorum = yesterday's news.
 
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