I'm still a Martha Stewart fan. Glad she's out of prison, admire her for going. Hope she's ultimately cleared of all charges and emerges with a Valkryie helmet on her head and a big wooden mixing spoon in her hand, triumphant over all.
But, Martha, Martha! How could you allow them to put you in an Apprentice series following Donald Trump's successful seasons, and running concurrently, on adjacent evenings? The man's name is Trump, for goodness sake. Who wants to compete with that? Who's going to get the best producers, the best editors for their show? It's going to be The Donald, that's who. And he does. The Martha Apprentice doesn't have the smooth transitions, the snazzy boardroom, the exciting pacing.
It's not Martha's fault either, it's the producers, and whoever pulls their strings. And, whoever allowed that George clone on Martha's show to carry that big obnoxious pacifier of a cigar everywhere. Cut to the sidekicks--there's him fingering the cigar, or poking it in his mouth. Ugh. Double Ugh Ugh. Makes me shudder to think about it. And, Alexis, we don't get to see enough of her in action to know if she's real or just a Stepford Alexis. Producers again.
Now Martha says (about time, Martha, that you reveal what happened) that she was misinformed about the show in the first place, thinking The Donald's Apprentice was going to be going off to pasture, or more likely off to that beautious golf course in California overlooking the Pacific, and her Apprentice was going to be the new, shiny, well oiled (with the same grade of oil used on The Donald's Apprentice) machine to replace it.
But, that didn't happen. And Martha now finds herself, like the Martha in the New Testament, in an unsatisfying situation.
So, Martha, you're a savvy lady. Ditch the cigar, give the cigar guy (see, I don't even remember his name, just the stinkin' cigar) a makeover and a haircut. And, have them show some shots of Alexis with expressions on her face that indicate more than that she's alive. And, give those producers some cookies full of chocolate chips. In fact, keep them loaded with chocolate. It could help.