The Apprentice: cringeworthy television


As I write, my husband sits downstairs in the lounge watching TV. It's the same every Wednesday night at the moment. At 9pm sharp, I grab my laptop and head upstairs to type from the comfort of my lovely comfy bed. The reason why I unceremoniously leave him behind to his TV?
The Apprentice (British version).
I simply can't stand watching it. It literally makes me cringe. I think the contestants (do we call them that?) come across as mind bogglingly immature and stupid. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm sure they're all very intelligent away from the bright lights, but as soon as the cameras roll, all common sense seems to ditch them.
I can't bear to watch them do that to themselves. And the bitching that goes on between them? Huh? What IS that all about? It's like kindergarten all over again. If I have to watch it, then the best part of the show is when Sir Allan announces "you're fired"... not because it's good TV but because I know it's almost over.
The Apprentice just makes me shudder. What effect does it have on you?
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  1. I like the term "cringeworthy television" aaah there's so much of that going around! And yes, I agree with you about the Apprentice, and just about any reality tv show.

  2. I detest these reality programmes. They seem to pander to all the worst in human nature, especially those that specialise in ritual humiliation. Arggggh!!

  3. I don't watch the Apprentice (American version) because I find Donald Trump annoying. All the squabbling gives me a headache! So I'm with you there!

  4. I'm not a big fan *gasp* of reality TV in general. I think most of the people that go on those shows are looking for their 15 minutes and willing to do just about anything to get it. Might be good fodder for characters though.

  5. I agree with you all... the only reality shows I do watch are X Factor (like America's Idol show) and Strictly Come Dancing (Dancing with the Stars) ... because the contestants 'usually' have some kind of talent and they make it entertaining. I can't bear to watch Big Brother type shows or I'm a Celebrity...URGH! They're just so EMBARRASSING!!!!

  6. Hi Suzy! Well I know the US version of The Apprentice, along with a host of other reality shows are entertaining because people just turn into big idiots for the most part. My fave reality show is The Housewives series on Bravo...I just always feel so much better about myself after witnessing their descent into madness and caddiness...Too funny!


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