“I’m Out”: Shark Tank Review

Kyle Friant, Media Specialist

ABC’s hit reality-TV show, Shark Tank, has often been called the “American Idol for Business.” It is enjoyed by millions of people every Friday night, and it is coming to the end of its 5th season.

 

What is Shark Tank?

 

Investors (“Sharks”) listen to pitches by small businesses. The owners of the small businesses seek to get an investment by offering a portion of their businesses to the Sharks. Many innovative ideas have been proposed on Shark Tank, and million-dollar businesses have been created because of the investments gained from the investors on the show.

 

Who are the Sharks?

 

Kevin O’Leary, Robert Herjavec, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, and Lori Greiner are the regular Sharks, with guest investors appearing once in a while.

 

Review of the Show:

 

Excitement:

 

There is always something going on. There is never a lull. It gets intense and it is really exciting to follow the show with so many twists and turns! I really enjoy the show’s excitement, although it can sometimes get boring with some of the money aspects of the show.

 

Rating: 9/10.

 

 

Educational:

 

I learn so much about starting businesses and how investing works from Shark Tank. Sometimes it can contain a little fluff in order to make the show more exciting.

 

Rating: 8/10

 

Appeal:

 

The goal of most television productions is to have a broad appeal, especially with a primetime production like Shark Tank. I think the appeal is definitely there for those who are 18+ (those who usually watch TV during primetime periods). I also think that it appeals to a very broad category of people. Plus, I think Reality TV is a growing giant in the television circles.

 

Rating: 9/10

 

Overall:

 

Overall, Shark Tank is a phenomenal show! I really enjoy it and I like how it works. I think that appeals to a wide variety of people. It is really interesting and entertaining. Like all shows, it has flaws, but they are far outweighed by the good.

 

Rating: 9/10