Martha Stewart

Martha has just wrapped up filming of her “Apprentice” reality TV show, which will probably air in the fall. That makes me really sad, actually, and I think going for this kind of a show was a bad move on her part. It will cement her image in people’s minds as a wealthy executive, and that’s a Bad Thing, because people’s negative opinion about her is already based on that image.
People’s positive images of Martha center around her design and home improvement ideas, and that’s the direction she should have gone with this show. She should have done her own version of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” or “Extreme Home Makeover” and picked people’s houses to rework with her considerable skills as a designer. It would make her more relatable on a personal level, and it would also highlight what she’s best at.
That would also tackle another major criticism of her work; that she’s out of touch with regular people’s needs and challenges. People say “sure she can do all that and have a perfect house; she has a staff of five hundred people.” If she showed people how they could accomplish what she’s able to do, on a resonable budget and within their own means, she could prove that criticism wrong.
And of course, she should start by redoing my house. Call me, Martha, I need help.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. ratboy75

    I concur! I didn’t really give it much thought, but I would whole-heartedly agree with you 100%! She has already been portrayed as a cold-hearted executive…why reinforce that? Maybe that’s what she wants? Who knows.
    It will be most interesting to see what the ratings end up being (after the initial episode or two especially).

  2. r.h.

    I agree, Martha has gone about this the wrong way. She should not have made the apprentice show. I always enjoyed watching her morning shows. That is where her talent is. That is what she should be doing.

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