Parents' Guide to

The Apprentice UK

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Brit business competition slightly edgier than U.S. version.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Like Marmite, You Love It Or You hate IT!!

Shouting Is Annoying. Show IS Shambles But FUNNY DRAMA .

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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Like its American counterpart, Apprentice UK promotes a capitalist corporate culture that views profits and earning potential as the marker of true success. But while the British version successfully follows The Apprentice's original formula, it lacks some of its flair. Sugar is more polite than Trump, and the cultural nuances of the British contestants makes them seem a little less spirited than the contestants we're used to seeing stateside.

The energy may be different, but those who like the American series will probably also enjoy watching British contestants form alliances, participate in humiliating tasks, and defend themselves in tension-filled boardroom sessions. Still, one thing is clear: When it comes to firing people, no one does it like The Donald.

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