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(NYPost)   Shark Tank is one of the most popular shows on TV year in and year out despite being in one of the worst time slots. So... why doesn't anyone talk about it?   ( nypost.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Mark Cuban, Shark, Shark Tank, owner Mark Cuban, competitive reality program, Structured Reality Program, 2-hour season premiere, little media attention  
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2017-10-03 06:10:32 PM  
16 votes:

TNel: Persnickety: Take it for what it is: a show like Pawn Stars where you learn about unusual items.  After the finding that one weird thing, wouldntyaknow the buyer has a buddy nearby who happens to be an expert on that sort of thing and can tell us all about it.  Doesn't really matter whether it's worth $50 or $5000.  The buyers are all drawing a paycheck from the show anyway.

Someone brings in a vintage old guitar... let me call my buddy that deals in buying old guitars because that wouldn't be the first person you went to but no I run straight to the pawn shop.


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2017-10-03 12:44:38 PM  
16 votes:
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2017-10-03 01:28:36 PM  
14 votes:

Gubbo: I'm very fond of the people who come on the show with no patents. And just expect these business people, not to mention the general public, not to just flat out steal their product/idea.


In Canada we have Dragon's Den (same show and some of the same cast). There was an awesome episode where some women came in pitching their all-female mechanics business. They called it 'Ms. Lube'. They pitched it to Jim Treliving, who is the owner of the Mr. Lube franchise chain. They hilariously thought they could ride his coattails to fame and fortune. After each of the Dragons utterly destroyed the women for their stupidity they came to Jim for his thoughts. He said he couldn't comment and they'd be hearing from his lawyers post-haste. /csb.
2017-10-03 02:14:30 PM  
9 votes:
"Popular TV show" =  "Top-selling landline phone"
2017-10-03 01:37:54 PM  
7 votes:
This pretty much expresses how these shows look and feel to me.

That Mitchell and Webb Look - Gift Shop Sketch I'm looking for a gift for my aunt
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2017-10-03 03:54:58 PM  
5 votes:
I'd prefer to watch "Mavs Tank," where 3 Dallas Mavericks season ticket holders ask Mark Cuban if he knows there's still a season after the All-Star Game.
2017-10-03 02:15:43 PM  
4 votes:

BKITU: Because...

INVENTOR: This product custom-tailors tuxedos for lemurs.
HYPE MAN: It's a fast-growing industry with unlimited potential for earnings! 😀
INVENTOR: It's a patented process. I spent 25 years developing the proprietary waist-measurement apparatus.
HYPE MAN: We're asking $7 million for 5%. So are you ready to swim up and take a deal? 😀

... is amusing only in small doses, but if you get enough "Meh, nothing else is on right now" viewers spread across the country, you'll get OK ratings.


You forgot the words "disrupt the market."
2017-10-03 04:20:09 PM  
3 votes:

The Silver Mullet: Gubbo: I'm very fond of the people who come on the show with no patents. And just expect these business people, not to mention the general public, not to just flat out steal their product/idea.

In Canada we have Dragon's Den (same show and some of the same cast). There was an awesome episode where some women came in pitching their all-female mechanics business. They called it 'Ms. Lube'. They pitched it to Jim Treliving, who is the owner of the Mr. Lube franchise chain. They hilariously thought they could ride his coattails to fame and fortune. After each of the Dragons utterly destroyed the women for their stupidity they came to Jim for his thoughts. He said he couldn't comment and they'd be hearing from his lawyers post-haste. /csb.


FTFA: "It is very representative of the machismo and the male chauvinism that exists in the trade, that they would want to do this to the very first all-female shop," Ms. Gilbank said.

Oh, fark YOU, lady. You don't get to blame men for this one, you stupid coont.
2017-10-03 02:04:57 PM  
3 votes:
THE FIRST RULE OF SHARK FIGHT CLUB IS THAT YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT SHARK FIGHT CLUB!
2017-10-04 04:51:16 AM  
2 votes:
Yet they rejected my idea for a show where people are half submerged in water and forcefed milk and honey. Whoever produces the most bubbles without befouling the water is the winner.

I call it Shart Tank.
2017-10-03 07:30:39 PM  
2 votes:
I just want to say that I'd bang Lori Greiner like a screen door in a hurricane while Mr Wonderful called me a cockroach.
2017-10-03 05:49:10 PM  
2 votes:

Incorrigible Astronaut: scottydoesntknow: Because it's basically an hour long infomercial. We enjoy it, but it's not Must See TV or something you talk about with coworkers.

Also, stop putting people/products on there that have no sales. Sharks almost never buy into it. And stop offering $5M for 3% of your company, especially when you only have $150 in revenue in 6 months. You know it's bullshiat and so do they.

The only ones that really get annoying to me are the Silicon Valley assholes that come in and use it as a free infomercial, like the guys that were pitching "life hack" sugar cubes for coffee asking for (Googles) $2 million for 5% last year. Stupid. 

I did take some perverse pleasure in watching Cuban bring the millenial to tears the other night.


Those can be pretty satisfying.
2017-10-03 02:51:40 PM  
2 votes:

Telos: Where wolf: BowtoMogul: I've had conversations about products I would but or that I think are dumb as fark.
I'm wearing a mission belt right now and I probably won't buy another regular belt. I own 2 and both my brother and father swear by them now.

The smiley face sponge disintegrated awfully quickly.

Googled the mission belt, based on your recommendation.  I like the idea, but am seriously put off at how they don't tell you what kind of leather they're using. I'm guessing it's stamped "genuine leather?"

I have one too, I believe it is stamped genuine leather but I'm not taking it off in my cube to check. ;)

I'm pretty happy with it, but if you look around there are now other belts that use similar clasping systems.

Is something wrong with "genuine leather?"


I'm not at a place where I can check but what have you got against Genuine?
Ginuwine - Pony
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2017-10-03 02:26:32 PM  
2 votes:
Because repeats suck.

They need to have more episodes. It would help the economy and retain viewership.

I want to see new tears not repeat tears.
2017-10-03 01:51:46 PM  
2 votes:
Just because people leave the tv on after Wheel of Fortune doesn't mean they're watching whatever's on it.
2017-10-03 01:32:11 PM  
2 votes:
I simply can't handle the sound and visual design of these shows.  Everything is designed specifically to annoy me.

Here's a dutch angle with a hard zoom followed by an ominous musical cue and a fast-pan cut to Mark Cuban.  Commercial!  Tense piano opens to the same shot of Mark Cuban, will we resolve the artificially created tension now that we're back?  NO!  HARD cut to the lady who never buys anything.  She asks questions.  Music continues to be tense but light.  ZOOM CUT TO THE CONTESTANTS!  Deep gong sound!  They answer the questions.  Lady says she's out.  Cut to the three men obviously working together to undercut the contestant rather than themselves.  Music is upbeat.  An actual offer gets made.  Another gong.  CUT TO CONTESTANTS!  "I'd like more than that please."  Ominous music ensues.

It's the cheapest, most manipulative and classless kind of editing imaginable.

I'd rather watch mid 2000s trash like Flavor of Love.  At least then, the editors were lying to us and manipulating our emotions in the interest of long form story telling.

Shark Tank is like watching a show that was edited by a computer algorithm inside a server farm.
2017-10-04 02:28:08 AM  
1 vote:
For those like me who had no idea this was a stupid show and were expecting an actual shark tank, enjoy:

Shark Tank Breaks In Mall
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2017-10-04 01:05:49 AM  
1 vote:

BeesNuts: I simply can't handle the sound and visual design of these shows.  Everything is designed specifically to annoy me.

Here's a dutch angle with a hard zoom followed by an ominous musical cue and a fast-pan cut to Mark Cuban.  Commercial!  Tense piano opens to the same shot of Mark Cuban, will we resolve the artificially created tension now that we're back?  NO!  HARD cut to the lady who never buys anything.  She asks questions.  Music continues to be tense but light.  ZOOM CUT TO THE CONTESTANTS!  Deep gong sound!  They answer the questions.  Lady says she's out.  Cut to the three men obviously working together to undercut the contestant rather than themselves.  Music is upbeat.  An actual offer gets made.  Another gong.  CUT TO CONTESTANTS!  "I'd like more than that please."  Ominous music ensues.

It's the cheapest, most manipulative and classless kind of editing imaginable.

I'd rather watch mid 2000s trash like Flavor of Love.  At least then, the editors were lying to us and manipulating our emotions in the interest of long form story telling.

Shark Tank is like watching a show that was edited by a computer algorithm inside a server farm.


So Mark said no?
2017-10-03 10:08:14 PM  
1 vote:

BeesNuts: I simply can't handle the sound and visual design of these shows.  Everything is designed specifically to annoy me.

Here's a dutch angle with a hard zoom followed by an ominous musical cue and a fast-pan cut to Mark Cuban.  Commercial!  Tense piano opens to the same shot of Mark Cuban, will we resolve the artificially created tension now that we're back?  NO!  HARD cut to the lady who never buys anything.  She asks questions.  Music continues to be tense but light.  ZOOM CUT TO THE CONTESTANTS!  Deep gong sound!  They answer the questions.  Lady says she's out.  Cut to the three men obviously working together to undercut the contestant rather than themselves.  Music is upbeat.  An actual offer gets made.  Another gong.  CUT TO CONTESTANTS!  "I'd like more than that please."  Ominous music ensues.

It's the cheapest, most manipulative and classless kind of editing imaginable.

I'd rather watch mid 2000s trash like Flavor of Love.  At least then, the editors were lying to us and manipulating our emotions in the interest of long form story telling.

Shark Tank is like watching a show that was edited by a computer algorithm inside a server farm.


I have absolutely no idea what you do for a living, but I am absolutely sure you are perfectly suited to do it,
2017-10-03 06:56:46 PM  
1 vote:

EyeballKid: idrow: Contrabulous Flabtraption: It's just like Big Bang Theory - millions watch but are too embarrassed to admit they love consuming actual garbage.

Translation: What you watch is garbage if I don't like it.

You do understand different people like different things, right?  Or are you just being edgy?

And why is "Stop not liking what I like!" any different?


In this case you are precluding that any decent person could like it.
2017-10-03 05:34:40 PM  
1 vote:
Too many people go on that show without proper preparation.

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2017-10-03 04:52:56 PM  
1 vote:

Contrabulous Flabtraption: It's just like Big Bang Theory - millions watch but are too embarrassed to admit they love consuming actual garbage.


Translation: What you watch is garbage if I don't like it.

You do understand different people like different things, right?  Or are you just being edgy?
2017-10-03 03:52:54 PM  
1 vote:
When I was in rehab last year,  these only thing dozens of addicts agreed on was watching Dragons Den (the Canadian version)
2017-10-03 01:28:42 PM  
1 vote:
I enjoy it, pitchmen on discovery could have been better but Billy Mays died.
2017-10-03 01:23:45 PM  
1 vote:
I watched part of an episode once.

It's basically a really, really lame version of The Gong Show.
2017-10-03 12:35:19 PM  
1 vote:
A bunch of fabulously wealthy people sitting around, watching people with ideas, skill and talent come to them with some brilliant ideas, and then the wealthy people haggle with the talented people over the sale of their inventions, so that the wealthy people can become even more wealthy on the backs of others.

Yeah, gee, I don't know why I don't watch it more often.
2017-10-03 12:28:30 PM  
1 vote:
Talk about what?
 
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