Yep I tuned in last night. I was amused that the “HQ” for the show is at City Life Apartments off Queen Street, as that is my normal hotel in Auckland (I often can get a suite for $150). So I know a lot of the sights they film in the hotel.
I am not sure the show will work well in NZ. The US shows works for several reasons:
- Working for Trump gets you an amazing network of contacts
- Trump has presence and an ego, which work together
- The tasks on the US show often involve working for iconic companies, and meeting heir top officials
- The treats for the winning team are often amazing
The treat for the winning team last time was to have a dinner at Dine (in Sky City Grand). Now that is one of Auckland’s better restaurants, but hell I’ve had dinner there half a dozen times. This is not a place you have to book six months in advance. Getting to go there isn’t somethng that would be hard to do yourselves.
Serepisos as the boss, did better than I expected. I liked it when he dissed the person who mispronounced his name. His two off-siders are not a match for George and Caroline.
Julie Jacobson is blogging her take on the series.
Kim Laurenson got fired last night. A pity really as I thought she performed quite well. On the other hand she is a real estate agent (if one more sends me unsolicited junk mail I will go postal) which is a negative, but she also owns a boutique clothing store and does Ironman triathlons.