Monday, March 16, 2009

Celebrity Apprentice - This show is just about worthless


What happens now?

After last night's challenge and (not really) shocking firing, it pretty much guarantees a woman will win this show.

Selling wedding dresses gives the women an advantage that I don't think the men could really overcome. Not only is it a product that men don't shop for, many wedding traditions suggest men shouldn't see the dress until their bride walks down the aisle. So why would a woman looking for a dress go to a store full of men? It's was a bizarre challenge that didn't make much sense.

Of course, not much makes much sense on Celebrity Apprentice...



Once again, both teams called in favors to friends, begging for money to pad their total, all under the guise of charity. While getting more money for charity is a good thing, it definitely belittles the challenges Trump poses to these people. This couldn't have been more obvious when the tallies for the teams were brought up and while the women sold one more dress than the men, they also raised $40,000 more dollars than the men.

This makes sense how?

Isn't the entertainment (supposedly) of the show in seeing celebrities doing menial tasks? Isn't it more competitive if both teams are on a level playing field? It would have been much more dramatic had the women stayed up all night decorating their place instead of simply making a phone call to someone and getting it done. Seriously, it undermines the entire concept of the show and isn't enjoyable to watch. I'm surprised everyone involved hasn't figured that out.

Of course that wasn't the most ridiculous part of the show. That would be how Dennis Rodman didn't get fired.

Yes, I believe Tom Green made a mistake not showing up on time like everyone else. He dropped the ball. But he shouldn't have gone before Rodman. Rodman didn't even show up on the day of selling. And when he was there he simply got drunk. I'm pretty sure the men threw Green under the bus because he's annoying but also involved in the process and they saw him as a threat. I was a little annoyed Trump suggested Green didn't do a good job the week before. Green definitely was thrown under the bus then, and Trump couldn't be bothered to investigate further. Unfortunately, with decisions and statements like that, it really pushes the viewer away. Green was the most personable character on the show, and I have to admit, I doubt I'll watch too many more episodes of Celebrity Apprentice. I assume Trump is keeping Rodman around because he (falsely) thinks he's the biggest name on the show. I really don't get it.

As for the women, they haven't lost, so there's really no conflict. The Annie stuff between her and Joan seem a distant memory. There was nary a mention of it. It's lack of foreshadowing also suggests it really doesn't rear its head in the future either.

4 comments:

Mel said...

Dennis was a "no call, no show." In the real world, that gets your ass fired. While Tom should not have been late, the fact of the matter is that he worked hard, set goals, and tried to get his team motivated to do well. The week before, he was one of the few voices of reason. He didn't deserve the way Trump yelled at him. If Tom was going to get fired, Trump should have sent Dennis with him.

And I had the exact same thought about the calling in of favors. It's not fair and seems totally scripted and manipulated. I called BS on the first episode when Jesse James claimed that he didn't have any celebrity friends. Um, last time I checked, he's married to SANDRA BULLOCK!

Goose said...

Yeah - I think one of the main problems with the show is that a lot of the "contestants" are playing "the game" but the editing doesn't suggest that at all. Like I think Brian McKnight is subtly throwing people under the bus, but it's hard to follow. The production crew of this show should be axed.

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