Which Apprentice show is better? I find that difficult to answer after one episode of each show this season, however, we do have history with the Donald version, so technically it should be a better show at this point, having had time to iron out the wrinkles. Although, of course, the Martha version could have taken notes from the previous three Donald versions, so that should help her show start off pretty smoothly, I guess.
Somehow I get the feeling that Martha runs Omnimedia very differently than she runs The Apprentice show, I feel like she's putting on that Martha image persona when talking with the candidates, and I would bet she's a lot less polite and patient when dealing with her own employees. Whereas with the Donald, well, he's pretty full of himself on the show, and I somehow wouldn't be surprised if in real life he was equally full of himself, hehe. And I feel like at least he's trying hard to make the show a success, whereas Martha seems to take it for granted, like she's entitled to it.
Will be interesting to see how the weekly tasks will compare - I guess I am expecting the Donald version tasks to be more intense than the Martha ones, but I'm not sure why.
Her catch phrase of "You just don't fit in" seems kind of like a personal slam to me, like telling the person, hey, you're not cool or hip enough to hang out here anymore, not that they're not smart enough or talented enough to do the job, but it's just that we don't like you as a person.
Of course, telling the candidate "You're fired" when they haven't even gotten the job yet doesn't make much sense to me, either.
I guess my problem with both shows is, I had originally thought the show would be offering a great job to someone who needed it, but it turns out, NONE of the people who make it onto either of these Apprentice shows needs that job!! They are all already more successful than anyone I will ever know and thus, I could care less which one of them gets to be the Apprentice. Now, if they limited all the candidates to people who've never made more than the average U.S. income, I'd like the show much better.
Back on topic, I'd rate Donald's version slightly higher than Martha's at this point.