9.17.2004

Ivana and LAX

I don't normally comment on the results of (un)reality TV shows, but I gotta give it to Ivana on the Apprentice for taking one for the team and attempting to "redeem her people" after the not so strong showing (read: depiction) of the token Asian woman last season. Tonight didn't go so well but at least she didn't get fired, at Bradford's expense unfortunately. I think I'm hooked on this one til 24 starts. At least I can say it is somewhat educational.

Did anyone catch that garbage of a show, LAX? Seriously what the hell is with the accented, dimwitted, subservient China doll character eager to please any American man (no matter how fat and ugly) who will sponsor her? Most Asian women don't look/act like that, and no we don't all need to be rescued thank you very much! This show is as stupid and nauseating as the OC.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

my cousin's TV broke, and the screen is blank. so now i watch, or listen to actually, "radio tv." i know i am on FOX news channel when after 30 seconds, i start feeling angry and nauseated. then i channel surf blindly again.

head dump said...

I was a big fan of the Apprentice last season and last nights show was the first one I've seen this season. Ivana nearly drove me crazy with her passive, nice/weak management. I was really hoping as the first Chinese on the show, she would demonstrate more assertiveness and leadership.

Van said...

Yeah her performance (or perhaps how the producers depicted her performance, remember the manipulation of "reality" TV) was very disheartening. Hopefully someone else will be in the spotlight next and she can hang out in the background for a few episodes.

Shaky Jake said...

I watched all of last season and it was very entertaining. Last night was the first episode of this season I've seen. My first thoughts - Ivana has to go. She looks annoying. She acts annoying.

She should've taken one for the team and booted herself off the show. My thinking is that Donald kept Ivana and Stacy on the show because he knows they're going to send hit ratings through the roof. That's how Omarosa stayed on so long last season.

Get rid of Ivana!

Anonymous said...

asian guy i know in the military was telling me how he was criticized at officer candidates school for not having "command presence"; he thought the reason was because they thought he didn't yell at people. maybe that's what the asian girl on apprentice needs to do. START YELLING AT PEOPLE YOU GODDAMN CHINADOLL!!! uh, huh ...

Anonymous said...

Hi Van,

Pearl and I posted and article with video clips on Asian Media Watch last week and we've gotten positive response and support. "China doll" ... BAH.

Kai