The Apprentice is back on our TV’s in the UK and I had a genius thought. The show would be perfect for Super Villains.
Picture this: you’re a comicbook style Super Villain, you want to put your numerous enemies through some pure misery but you’ve done everything in the book. You’ve tried to oust your superheroes foil secret identity, kill someone they love, and even pee through their letterbox.
Now, you’re fresh out of ideas, the good ideas are gone and you really don’t want to borrow from your colleagues since it’ll make the next super villain meeting rather… awkward. So what do you do? Well, you steal an idea from reality TV… Which is about stealing ideas from other reality TV shows anyway.
You start by stealing from The Apprentice. That’s right, depending on where you live, it’s that TV show where a famous business person is looking for a new employee or business partner.
Of course, you’re not recruiting a new henchman, you’ve got plenty of those disposable dim wits floating around your hideout. Instead, you’ll need to put a much more darker and villainous twist on it, something so dark you’d would think The Joker came up with it and so clever you would think The Riddler penned it.
You round up your enemies, that handsome superhero which is always foiling your brilliant and occasionally poorly thought out schemes, his friends, and maybe his girlfriend and a sidekick if has one, and they become the candidates.
What do they win if they survive the process? They get to live, of course, it doesn’t need to be difficult.
Now for the tasks, you’ll need to put your foes through. A few off the top of my head include; selling your weapons to the public, breaking into a bank or two; or even choosing who gets to live, that dastardly chief of police or that darn DA.
Imagine the chaos it would cause among these do-gooders. Would it question their loyalties to each other? If they are better at being bad guys? Even more, would the public turn on them?
A question on mind, is would BBC 1 pick it up the adaptation from the super successful six-part miniseries or is it doomed to end up on Channel 5?