- The apprentice.
It’s one of the few programmes that you would be hard pushed to parody as in itself it is utterly ridiculous
It IS a parody. It’s not a serious business challenge – how boring would that be to watch? It’s a platform to make fun of people who love themselves far too much.Posted 4 years ago
I do enjoy it. The lack of self-awareness on display is absolutely breath-taking.
Everyone in the country thinks they are a bunch of utter and complete ****s!!! And they seem hell bent on demonstrating this with their every word and action. Yet they seem to have convinced themselves that the total opposite is in fact true. Incredible!
Can you imagine ending up working with one of them as your boss? 😯Posted 4 years ago
It is great car crash TV and enjoyable to watch. I love the ironical introductions about “some of Britain’s top young entrepreneurs” when everyone watching knows exactly why they have been chosen!!! When will someone have the balls to say to Shir Allan, you know mate the best way to make some dosh is to buy a load of property and ride the boom. Much better than computers and phones no one wants.
Will the court case dampen down his eye for candy?Posted 4 years ago
Thats a good point JY and there is an element of exploitation/freak show about them esp BB. Perhaps the only mitigating factor is the fact that they happily and willingly volunteer. Do they not realise that there are easier ways to have self delusion bubbles popped?!?
On the self delusion/aggrandisement point, it’s funny how Shir A feels te need to have his chair raised so that he is the tallest on that side of thePosted 4 years ago
TV studio, sorry boardroom table. Like Sarkozy’s and Cowell’s platform shoes! All a little sad.
It’s also a bit sad to laugh at shortarses – especially very successful ones. Says a lot about the one laughing.
Anyway, wot JY says +1.
A lot of this stuff seems like laughing at the afflicted sometimes – though how “afflicted” the candidates on The Apprentice are is up for debate.
As an aside last night as I was flicking through the channels, it seems that reality TV’s current favouritePosted 4 years ago
victimssubject is hoarders (I realise this is not news), apart from the fat, who will always provide good fodder. There were three different programmes featuring hoarders on various channels and I notice the BBC is starting a show on them this (?) week. Some of these people are clearly ill and I feel a little uncomfortable in gawping at them in the guise of them being helped.
The type of people who go on the Apprentice are there for one reason only. To announce their undisputed genius to an eagerly awaiting nation.
And the thing is that nothing, not even the total contempt and richly deserved derision of an entire country, will make the slightest dent on their monstrous, planet-sized ego’s. They’re all, without fail, utterly vile human beings, and deserve everything they get
Just having a look through the The Candidates, this quote stood out:
“I am a great of my generation. I’m an innovator and leader in business. I take inspiration from Napoleon; I am here to conquer!”
Anybody who can let a statement like that pass their lips deserves to be mocked mercilessly for their utter ****ishness, wouldn’t you say?Posted 4 years ago
Morning Norman. Good miss on the “sad bit” bit, plus ca change. Funny does not have to mean “ha, ha” BTW!! Says a lot about folk looking for an argument when there isn’t one.
The point is that it is sad that apparently successful people feel the need to compensate for their height when there is no reason. Just shows that money doesn’t always buy you happiness or inner confidence.Posted 4 years ago
Anybody who can let a statement like that pass their lips deserves to be mocked mercilessly for their utter ****ishness, wouldn’t you say?
I think they need help rather than publicity ina national tv programme where this will be highlighted to a nation…cant see how it helps them or us tbh- can you ?
PS has Cove applied?Posted 4 years ago
What reaction do you think you’d get if you told them they needed professional help then JY? A positive one?
They’re not mentally ill FFS!! Unless you count terminal narcissism? They’re just me-me-me, attention-seeking idiots, with egos the size of continental plates. There’s a pretty big differencePosted 4 years agomudsharkMember
Ha well I’m not so negative about the show, though yeah most of them are self obsessed and clueless about how they are perceived – but then so are many successful people so maybe that helps?!
James Max was a fine chap but I think they realized people like him are a bit dull for the show – far more fun to watch people trying to charge £10 to dry clean a pillow case or whatever.Posted 4 years agomonkey_boyMember
Was a big fan from the start but the novelty has worn off, it is worth watching just for the interviews at the end though.
gave up on the last series…. two classic bits that stick in my mind.
his interview was amazing, he reckons he had some licence for an ISP and the guy found out he didnt, so in the interview he grilled him and he lied beyond madness until he finally gave in and admitted it.
there was one task (i think in the same series) where they had to bake bread and rolls for top class london hotels, anyway one team totally cocked up and only made about 50 rolls not the 2000 that was ordered one apprentice had to go and tell the head chef why they only had 50 rolls…. you thought the guy was going to deck him!Posted 4 years agosurroundedbyhillsSubscriber
Never watched it beyond 10 mins of one episode and 4 of another. I detest the fact that BBC money is spent on it.
It promotes an idea that “business” is everythingPosted 4 years ago
It suggests that if you act like a **** in work you can get ahead
SURALAN is a knobend
I would not employ anyone who ever applied for the Apprentice.
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