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The Apprentice 6: Los Angeles


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#1 of 132 Andres Munoz

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Posted January 03 2007 - 09:20 AM

Didn't see a thread on this so let's get one going.

Starts this Sunday, Jan 7 @ 9:30PM EST I believe.
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#2 of 132 Jason Harbaugh

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Posted January 07 2007 - 04:42 PM

So far it is about average with the old seasons. Nice change of beauty shots though. Only so many ways to show the Statue of Liberty and some sky scrapers.

They really put the hurt on them with the tents. It wouldn't be so bad if they at least put up some lights or lanterns but it didn't look like they even got that.

I liked that the winning project manager gets to remain project manager. That could end up with some interesting results later on.

I didn't like that the winning PM got to go into the boardroom and basically act like they've already been chosen as the apprentice. It makes no sense since she didn't get to see what the other team did and have no insight except to say 'this is how we did it.' To make it even worse, she got to do the final 'you had no choice, Trump, but it was a good one' quip after the firing.

No one is sticking out yet as a favorite yet.

#3 of 132 Brent M

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Posted January 07 2007 - 05:39 PM

I liked it. Somewhat of a refreshing change from the same old NY theme. I thought the last couple seasons kinda sucked so I'm hoping this one is a little more entertaining.
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#4 of 132 NolanJ

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Posted January 08 2007 - 03:29 AM

I'm glad Martin left... he tried manipulating his team into keeping a weaker player instead of working hard and having a little bit of integrity.

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#5 of 132 Jon Martin

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Posted January 08 2007 - 04:19 AM

I liked the changes to the show, except for the tent. A bit too gimmicky. And Trump's overdubbing wasn't as bad as in previous seasons (although that opening with his wife and baby was horrifying. Melania is an even worse actress than Trump).

But with the show coming in third in the timeslot, will this be another show that gets cancelled quick?

#6 of 132 todd s

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Posted January 08 2007 - 05:41 AM

For such smart people...They are very dumb. Rule #1 of the boardroom. If Trump is ripping into the other person.....SHUT THE HELL UP! Don't say anything unless he asks and then be short and specific. I can't tell you how many contestants got booted because they opened their mouths and said something stupid..thus taking the heat of the other person and having him focus on them. Posted Image

Although, my wife liked Ivanka. I would love someone who gets fired to rip her and say bust her about how she got her job. Posted Image

Finally, I would love for them to have some regular people on the show. Someone who did not start an internet company or graduate from a ivy league school. Just a regular hard working stiff. And see how they do when given an opportunity.
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#7 of 132 Raasean Asaad

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Posted January 08 2007 - 06:29 AM

she did go to Wharton and was a very good student..... Posted Image
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Posted January 08 2007 - 06:46 AM

Welcome to The Apprentice, The Survivor Edition.

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(although that opening with his wife and baby was horrifying. Melania is an even worse actress than Trump)

I was on the floor laughing when she came out.

My wife was asking "why would you be on a show like this when you have the credentials they were listing"

This season looks to be entertaining.
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#9 of 132 Bob Turnbull

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Posted January 08 2007 - 08:09 AM

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Rule #1 of the boardroom. If Trump is ripping into the other person.....SHUT THE HELL UP!
Exactly the strategy the other guy who was pulled into the final boardroom used (Frank?). After not saying a single word (that we saw), he was rewarded by being sent out - because it was obviously going to be one of the other two.

The comparison to Survivor is now apt...I'm not keen on the addtions as they suddenly create "strategies" that each "player" is going to use. That's fine on Survivor, but this show's strength (if I can say that about a Trump show) has always been seeing how people get creative or miss opportunities in the challenges. That and casting loonies like Martin...Posted Image

My willingness to stay with the show depends on Trump. If he ramps up the self-aggrandizing any more, keeps spouting black and white statements and has anymore "Hi Honey I'm home!" moments, I'm gone...

#10 of 132 AnthonyC

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Posted January 08 2007 - 08:11 AM

It was ok. I agree that the tent thing is too much of a gimmick. But I was glad to see a non-product placement task for once.

#11 of 132 Brent M

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Posted January 08 2007 - 12:06 PM

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(although that opening with his wife and baby was horrifying. Melania is an even worse actress than Trump).



I too was on the floor during that whole opening. First when he was talking to her in the limo and then when she came out to greet him. It was so damn awkward and ridiculous that you couln't help but laugh. Posted Image
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#12 of 132 Jon Martin

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Posted January 08 2007 - 12:08 PM

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I too was on the floor during that whole opening. First when he was talking to her in the limo and then when she came out to greet him. It was so damn awkward and ridiculous that you couln't help but laugh. Posted Image

And did you notice that phony baby audio they used? When he is on the phone? Was it meant to be so campy?

#13 of 132 Bruce Patterson

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Posted January 08 2007 - 12:19 PM

"Take care of yourself, Baron!" :-)

#14 of 132 Brent M

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Posted January 08 2007 - 01:56 PM

Instead of the laugh track we now have the "Trump baby track". Posted Image
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#15 of 132 Tarkin The Ewok

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Posted January 08 2007 - 04:57 PM

I enjoyed the premiere, but I'm looking forward to the regular hour-length shows. 90 minutes just felt a little bloated.

One part of the show that I consistently enjoy is seeing the interview clips of the contestants and trying to figure out how far removed from reality their views are. In Martin's case, that disconnect is quite large. Posted Image

One of the contestants is from my area this season, so the show has an added element of interest.

Obviously, the show will ramp up the scope of the tasks throughout the season. Trump couldn't even use the word "billion" in his description of the car wash industry.

#16 of 132 Andres Munoz

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Posted January 09 2007 - 12:25 AM

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And did you notice that phony baby audio they used? When he is on the phone?
At first I thought Trump was speaking to his assistant or something and then I heard the baby audio. I thought I was hearing things and then the dreaded: "Honey, I'm home". Posted Image How bad was that? Or Melania walking alongside Trump, with the baby in her arms and staring straight into the camera, looking all tough? LOL. Can't believe Burnette would aprove such corny shots.

Anyway, I was sad to see Martin go, not because he was competent but because he could've been one of those entertaining characters you'd love to hate.

Frank looses his cool way to easily and I don't see him going too far.

Ivanka has a nice rack! Posted Image
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#17 of 132 Martino

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Posted January 09 2007 - 02:32 AM

I was just laughing at the winning team that got the house - how they were all laughing at the losers in the tents. Haven't they seen this game before? - no team wins all of the challenges... - So live it up now, for tomorrow that will be you in the tents...

#18 of 132 David_Jr

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Posted January 09 2007 - 02:19 PM

I thought Trump wanted to and was going to fire Frank, but got talked out of it by Ivanka. I thought Frank deserved to go. His leadership is what cost his team, not Martin's poor salesmanship. They had almost no cars there to wash and most of the team was being unused at times. They had no good signs and when they came back from the printer with flyers they were lame. All bad managment decisions.

As for the tents I thought that was a bad idea. Servants quarters or something else spartan would have been better. I also don't like the winning PM in the BR.
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#19 of 132 Jason Walstrom

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Posted January 10 2007 - 04:08 AM

I loved the shit eating grin on Frank's face when Martin was fired and he even said "He said you're fired." LOL

Did anyone else laugh out loud when Heidi said they were in a "Homosexual Area"?
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#20 of 132 Bob Turnbull

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Posted January 10 2007 - 07:10 AM

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"He said you're fired." LOL
That's the best reaction I've seen yet from someone who escaped the Boardroom.

Then there was the one woman on the losing team who equated their tents and facilities to the third world...Posted Image Please, a little perspective here...


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