It is a guilty pleasure but of a good kind. Let me tell you why.
It has been a very recent development that I got hooked onto Shark Tank (no pun intended!) on Netflix and boy oh boy it is interesting. The show is a franchise of the international format Dragons’ Den, which originated in Japan in 2001. Multiple Emmy award winner, Shark Tank shows aspiring entrepreneurs as they make business presentations to a panel of five “shark” investors, who then choose whether to invest as business partners.
That is the explanation part but let me tell you why it is interesting. The kind of pitches that you get to see range from being hilarious to eye opening. From chips to baby weighing machines to smart alarm systems to virtual air gliding- the range of businesses is just amazing.
What also holds your interest is the presentations. You have the most creative and absolute duds in just one episode. You enter a world of investor pitch boardrooms where sales and revenues and go to market strategies are discussed. You get to witness deals through equity, royalties, loans and what not. And not to miss is the banter between few of the richest people in the United States of America sitting their and slyly taking each others’ cases.
If you are a fan of reality TV which is not as stupid as the Bachelor, start watching Shark Tank today. Even if it is running in the background, you will not be bored. You can catch seasons 7 through 9 on Netflix and the rest on various other websites.
P.S. The recent favourite in the dating world- Coffee meets Bagel was also pitched on the show. 🙂
Hits- Real Drama, Short crisp pitches, Accumulated business acumen
Misses- Only three seasons available on Netflix in India
Picture Credits- WikiCommons