Once again (see MAD MEN) I am onboard with a television show quite late in its run. Shark Tank. A show made up of a panel of five millionaires whose objective is to lend assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs. Men, women, couples, college students, and children. Everyone of them motivated by the potential to strike it rich while making a name for themselves with the product presented on the show.
Panelists include Robert, son of a hard-working Croatian father. Robert’s father immigrated to the U.S. and while he never amassed a fortune he did possess a strong work ethic. That served to influence Robert. Lori is in good with QVC and has managed to bring many Shark Tank entrepreneurs to notoriety within the television shopping network. Mr. Wonderful, aka Kevin O’Leary, is my favorite shark. He is unrelenting in his assessment of what is a good investment and what isn’t. He is a wine connoisseur and he has his own line of fine wines. Beyond all that, he lays on the sarcasm, and he makes me laugh. He is known for issuing the line, “You are dead to me,” whenever a potential entrepreneur fails to impress. Daymond, a handsome black millionaire who implemented FUBU, of which he is CEO. Investor, television personality, and motivational speaker. He is the shortest of the men on the panel. Maybe that’s why I love him so much. Barbara is a real estate guru. She is middle-age but she is in amazing shape. Killer body. Suitable for a shark. Mark is the owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks. I am not a sports fan, so it takes effort for me to warm up to what he represents. However, and there is always a however, he comes off as a sympathetic character. He has been known to say that he doesn’t like having kids on the show.
So that’s the rundown. As I started out saying, I was a late-comer to this show. Right now I still catch old episodes going back to 2013. The new season is in full swing. I take delight in this installment of sharks as they circle and prepare for attack.