TV Review #2: Shark Tank

Genre: Reality-TV

Produced by: Mark Burnett Productions, Sony Pictures Television

Based on: Dragons’ Den

Original Release date: August 9, 2009 – present

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States

Network: ABC

Number of Series: 7

Number of episodes: 144

Running time: 60 minutes

Cast:

Kevin O’ Leary

Robert Herjavec

Mark Cuban

Daymond John

Barbara Corcoran

Lori Greiner

Kevin Harrington

Trivia:

Kevin O’Leary has a net worth of $450 million. Robert Herjavec‘s net worth is $200 million. Daymond John‘s is $250 million. Lori Greiner‘s is $50 million. Barbara Corcoran‘s is $40 million. Kevin Harrington‘s is $450 million. Mark Cuban, with a net worth of $3.5 billion, beats the rest of the sharks’ assets combined.

IMDB Rating: 7.4 out of 10

Overview of the series: 

Ambitious entrepreneurs present their breakthrough business concepts with the hope for an investment.

My opinion: 

This is definitely different from the usual reality based TV shows that I have seen. The whole show is completely based on start-ups and entrepreneurs looking for a kick-start to their products and businesses. I was intrigued with the way people hustle for what they believe in and the passion with which they build their dreams and successes. It is definitely interesting to see real life billionaire and millionaires on-screen looking to increase their portfolio. Each shark tries to upstage himself with his/ her business acumen. What I do not understand or approve is how they select the entrepreneurs to come up to the stage to present their ideas when they do not believe in it and in that process, they humiliate and demean somebody’s hopes and dreams just to make a point.

Well the whole show is definitely entertaining to watch even though I do not understand all the business ad numbers that are often sprouted off.

My rating: 5 out of 10

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