I find myself strangely addicted to this. I like when they show the updates of people becoming millionaires. I have so many inventions that I want to go on there myself. Should Lori from QVC replace Barbara permanently?
Barbara surprisingly doesn't say much or invest in many contestants lately. What's up with that?
I think it's because she knows they are grooming Lori to replace her.
I find it interesting. I like it when the panel breaks it down to the contestants why they won't be investing.
Great show, yes its interesting and addictive!
Anyone catch the hot blond surfer they made a millionaire tonight? He wore flip flops to a business meeting.
The Platetopper doctor was such a greedy idiot. Why would you change your evaluation in the middle? He had million dollar offers and left with $90,000.
Oh I thought the heading said Stark Sands! Yes, I do, although he's kinda bland.
Terrible show, reveals how ignorant the money men really are, and how stupid and uninformed their intuitive snap decisions are.
His participation in the show should have cut the share prices of every company Mark Cuban is involved with by about 50%.
My boyfriend and I watch it a lot, but have slacked off the last few weeks.
I find myself increasingly irritated by Damon John, who is the founder of "FuBu". All the guy does, like, almost ALL he does, is sit there in an over the top suit, rub his chin and brood for the camera. I can't remember the last time I saw the guy invest in anyone or take the lead.
He's a complete smart ass. On one recent episode, some wide-eyed young man was pushing his business, I forget what it was, but two other 'Sharks' were interested. John sat there sniping at the guy for some unknown reason. My boyfriend kept saying "Damn, what's his deal with this one guy?". It was weird. Then when the guy answered one of his questions, John said, no, I think you're a liar, I'm out"..
We just looked at each other and said WTF?!!? The guy seemed kind and legitimate, not cocky or entitled like many of the people are. There apparently was some issue Mr. FuBu had with the man and he called him a liar on national television without any known or implied reason to the audience.
I'll watch again loyally when they get rid of that bitch but until then, I've become a fare weather viewer.
There are SO MANY successful, legitimate African American entrepreneurs out there. No idea why they picked this poseur asshole.
The music editing on that show is over-the-top RIDICULOUS. It makes me fucking laugh. DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNN.
The Gobie water bottle guy was such an arrogant douchebag. People would probably boycott his bottle just for his horrible behavior.
"You're going to regret this!! You're all going to regret this!!!"
I have only seen it once for about 10 minutes. A clearly unwell helicopter mom had designed a contraption to transform itself into every thing you ever needed to care for your baby. As if that were not weird enough, mom had actually named the unwieldy 5 in 1 bundle of padded fabric "The Cool Wazoo" which, I kid you not, was conceived as a means to keep your baby's ass cool on a playground swing.
After the not at all surprising "NO THANKS" from the entire panel, mom went into Sybil/Exorcist like facial contortion spasms producing 15 different expressions in 30 seconds, followed by a complete breakdown into a crying jag.
Lori Grenier changed her vote to YES! in an attempt to prevent the first televised case of maternal seppuku on prime time television.
I like it. I like to see what crazy ideas people come up with and how some ideas are so simple and creatively genius I can't believe o one thought of them before. I like when they analyze the validity of a concept as a future.
I like Lori the best. I like Mark because his mind works so fast and his attention span is so short that it's fun to see when he gets impatient with the chit chat.
Don't like Barbara at all. Her scope is very limited.
Robert is too soft hearted and not a "shark" thus often loses out on good deals.
I like Damien and I always understand his reasoning. When he called the guy a liar he had factual evidence.
Don't like Mr. Wonderful at all. I get that he built this persona for the show, but it's just a silly and contrived persona. I would rather they act like themselves.
What's up with Barbara and Lori never being in the same room together. Can they only have one female shark at a time? Are they trying to push Barbara out? Why would she agree to sometimes being replaced with Lori? If people get used to Lori, then Barbara's out.
[quote]The Gobie water bottle guy was such an arrogant douchebag.
This is Gobie water bottle's headquarters...all 766 square feet of it:
I find Mark Cuban and the bald white guy very hot so, yes, I tune in every so oiften.
*bump* Is anyone watching the new season?
I watch this show every now and then. I love the fact that one of the sharks looks like a long lost Annie Lennox' twin sister.
I like the show. The banter between the judges is weirdly cute and they all seem like nice, well-meaning people. It's refreshing to see a show about judging people's ideas where the people presenting the ideas aren't regularly and needlessly ripped to shreds (except that shrill shithead with the cancer bracelets, but she totally deserved it).
I watch it from time to time, but it's not a show I must see every week.
It's one of the few current shows I miss since my tv went out. Robert is kinda cute. Lovely eyes.
I'm watching the marathon now. As a businessperson, I am agog at the brazen greediness of some of these entrepreneurs.
To answer old questions upthread, Lori Greiner was set to be a panelist from the beginning, but her mother died and she bowed out. Barbara of the Corcoran Group fills in.
Also, the presentations are much longer than what is shown.
My favorite disaster sp far is the guy who has Steve Wozniak on his advisory board. His patent is absurd.
I like to throw people in them.
Where is this marathon, r24?
CNBC (answered my own question by using locatetv.com).
Wish I'd known earlier!
I couldn't watch before (witnessing the disastrous financial decisions of so many entrepreneurs was heartbreaking), but now I can face it.
currently in the patent process
Lori has been on QVC the past several weeks selling her jewelry chests. She needs help dressing better.
I don't shop QVC, but I keep it on as background to keep abreast of what is selling.
I notice that shorter QVC hosts have trouble dressing themselves. They look... stout. Lori is petite and so I Lisa R. I seldom like their clothing choices.
widescreen TV doesn't help
I watch it sometimes but I don't usually like the ideas. some of them are just shit.
More addicted to The Profit.
[quote]Lori has been on QVC the past several weeks selling her jewelry chests. She needs help dressing better.
She also needs to quit messing with her face.
I'm liking this show airing right now on PBS called Start Up. It profiles successful businesses.
I think it's a great show, I like it a lot.
I'm embarrassed to admit I have a crush on Mark Cuban. He looks good for someone 55+.
I'm going to check that out r32. The preview ads make it look like a yell-y soap opera, but I'll give it a chance.
It's the billionaire haircut r36.
and bank balance
lori's stylist must hate her. Thank god she got rid of the horrid, dated ponytail and old lady pageant dresses. I prefer Barbara.
Robert screams rich and out of touch with the normal human population.
O'Leary, I enjoy.
Daymond has gotten better over the years. He invests a lot more now. I like him.
Mark is a douche.
I need to check my DVR so I can remember which companies were the most useless in the past few weeks.
I see r17's bitchy point, but leased offices are more about the businessperson's ego nowadays than utility. A tiny (or no) office announces "savvy", not "simpleton".
Today overhead, offices and personnel are usually not needed until late in the stages of major success. Even bakery kitchens aren't "offices". Much of the time, leased / rented offices are superfluous.
They need a gay entrepreneur as one of the sharks.
He's such a tool but I'd like to lick Cuban's feet.
Love The Profit, too.
Does Mark ever invest in any of the companies on the show?
Lori has managed to get several of the products on QVC, and the inventors literally became millionaires. It certainly paid off for Lori, too.
Isn't Annie Lennox a judge on this show?
Lori may be the most intelligent overall of that bunch. I read her book and she comes across quite well.
I binge watch the shows. I always agree with Mark Cuban's comments. He may come across as an asshole, but he is correct. Like Cuban, I dislike frivolous patents (utility patents on obvious technology. One main criteria for a patent is that it must be "non obvious", but some slip by).
I knew that guy with the clothing patent and Steve Wozniak on his board was an orange alert asshole, and Cuban was the first to comment as such. It must be nice to have billions of dollars in the bank, and say how you really feel.
That guy ended up insulting each panelist and throwing a tantrum. He is a lawyer. Mark Cuban has good instincts and that is why he is a billionaire.
I get to work with someone who works with Lori Greiner. The buyers for places like QVC and department stores (it's way too hard to get on Target shelves in a product's early stages) are excellent at their jobs and yes, they can make you millions of dollars and priceless connections. Nice people too.
R41, Daymond is gay.
The profit is too fake for me to watch.
I would so like to go ten rounds in bed with Cuban.
Why does the one guy call himself Mr. Wonderful and why does everyone else go along with it?
So many of the pitches are so stiff and/or fake-feeling that I had to stop watching.
R51, I would not be surprised if the producers padded the show with actors and fake drama and products, or if some segments are mainly to showcase emerging brands and the panelists get a cut of sales.
Shark Tank is still the only "reality" show I can abide because some of it is real, and the financial decisions are true to life. A bank won't give even the brightest of these entrepreneurs a loan.
r51, I think it's because the "contestants" are not professional actors, yet they must be professional in their presentation, calm under pressure, armed with their financial info (Mr. W. WILL grill them), and aware of being on camera.
I love Barbara. It'd be cool to have drinks with her. I bet she knows some really dirty jokes.
[quote], Daymond is gay.
There was a cowboy trying to push his exercise videos who was brazen enough to take off his shirt and show off his pecs. Daymond started blushing and giggling like a schoolgirl.. All the other sharks thought he was loser but Daymond was the only shark who invested in his business. I wasn't really impressed with this cowboy's pitch and I wondered why Daymond even bothered. I had a suspicion that Daymond wanted more than his business.
The sharks are all millionaires. I don't think they give a flying fuck who calls them stupid.
I know someone who was scouted to be on it. He lives in LA. He showed his lawyer friends the contract and they told him not to do the show. The contract is onerous. The shark investment is actually a loan not equity and it has to be paid back no matter if your business isn't ultimately successful.
Also if you'd product is good there are tons of angel investors that don't have ridiculous demands. And those sharks probably aren't very hands on since they have so many projects going on. I would be on the show off the publicity and tell the sharks to kick rocks.
Venture capital in general should be avoided unless you really really have a capital intensive product or need to ramp up quickly and have no revenue like Facebook or twitter. You basically end up having a boss and the whole point of having you own company is to avoid that. Same goes for board members. So many founders have been fired by their board which is controlled by the VC.
I think cuban is hot too. He pings to me.
Nick Woodsman, the founder of GoPro, is being groomed to replace Damon or Robert.
I think Barbara hates that ugly baldie. I prefer the blonde, blue eyed guy, though he's a bit on the old side
Cuban has a nice chest.
Robert has great blue eyes.
I love it!!! I watch it every week. Barbara and Laurie are really great competitors. Damond, Robert and Mark are clever and open guys. Can't STAND Kevin O'Leary. A real shithead. Reminds me of Mr. Burns from The Simpsons.
It's a great corrective to anyone who thinks rich people are super smart. You couldn't find a bigger idiot on the planet than Mark Cuban.
Barbara gave him the nickname in season 1 and it stuck.
It seems Cuban and Mr. Wonderful are the only non-replaceable ones. All the others have been asked to step down for a couple of shows.
They ask Barbara to step down when Lori is on.
When they want both Barbara and Lori on, they ask Damond to step down.
When there is a guest Shark, they ask Robert to step down.
R56: Very interesting
I'm impressed with Mark Cuban. He's quick and very smart.
I heard Robert doesn't always stick to the deals he makes.