Discussion in 'Reality Bites' started by Star, Apr 4, 2008.
omg what a fab advert. I'd cry if he said that to me.
9.32: Lee is really worried before the presentation, standing in the corridor, pacing and talking about how much he's put into all this.
"I've worked my TITS OFF for the last twelve weeks. For the last twelve weeks, I have WORKED MY TITS off" he repeats.
Please take note, future employees: LEE MCQUEEN HAS NO TITS.
9.34: Going into the presentation, Clurr is perfunctory, but Lee is surprisingly good. He talks about Ryan, the sales exec who, tired of the last 'decade of metrosexuality, wants to live like a man, walk like a man, and SMELL like a man"
The audience laugh. but the advert is good, quite glossy. I note that in the whole episode, Michael Sophocles, who directed that, has not been allowed to say One Little Thing. That's the way I like it.
After a few difficult questions about connecting gambling with a desirable product - after all, Clurr started off her presentation with "Gambling is a growing industry...", which was just odd - which they fend off remarkably well; mainly Clurr, it must be said.
Oooh, it's hiring and firing time!
I liked Claires little "I hope the other teams fragrance is crap and they fail miserably" comment, or whatever she said
9.38: Into Alex and Helene's presentation for Dual, and their presentation is more stilting, their advert a little more shonky.
They do well with the audience - a noted expert in perfumery (which we know because he starts his comment with "As one of the foremost experts in perfumery in the entire world...", the knobber) says that as a product, it's remarkable for such a short time. He's sent things from all over the world, and this would be a good thing to land on his desk, he says.
Someone else, however, asks how much the bottle would be to make,
"A few percentage points more expensive..." says Lee, evasively, which in this programme could mean anything from 56% to 400,000%, so you never know.
After, the same man points out that at a £29 bottle, the price that Surallun set, they could make the bottles, but never afford to advertise. That may go against them...
Yeah it was fabulous
And Alex is crying. GOOD.
9.43: How did Lee and Clurr work together?
Well, say their team, and that's correct.
However, says Surallun, the experts said their scent was dull and retro-1970s and non-distinctive. Clurr looks a bit sad. It was her smell.
And Nick doesn't approve of the gambling thing. "Roulette means gambling, means debt, means destruction of LIVES" he says, or something like. Blimey, Helene's sob stories of last week have opened the floodgates to everyone's vulnerability. It's lovely. Let's hug it out, people.
9.46: The six helpers leave. We're left with four finalists.
Lee: you cocked up on the concept, but your presentation has improved 100%
Claire: your q&a was brilliant, but things aren't won on q&as
Alex: you lost sight of business
Well, I missed what he said to Helene. But she's crying. And has been since almost the first second they walked into the boardroom.
He's going to get it down to two, and I don't think it'll be THAT much of a surprise when we say ...
Alex and Helene, you are Fired.
Bye bye, both. Bye bye.
In their individual cars, Helene deputises blame ... and Alex weeps.
9.51: After a brief discussion, Surallun brings not only LEE and Clurr, but all the little helpers back to try and 'help' make the discussion.
Michael Sophocles says that he's right behind Claire (most probably with a knife) - "she's shown tenacity and strength" he says, and goes on to display a whole clutch of words I hadn't realised he owned.
Simon supports Clurr too.
Surallun turns to Jenny "Chinny McGinger" Celeriac.
"Lee's a gentleman, and he always, he always ... he holds doors open for people. Like ALL the time" is, quite literally the best and only thing she has to say about him.
Brilliant. Well, I think you've found your new doorman at least, Sural....
The helpers leave. Down to just the two of them.
WASN'T EXPECTING THAT!
and at that result, Clare really GREW on me tonight
Lie on your CV - get the JOB
UTTERLY ridiculous result
OH WHAT CUNT
Every single year I disagree with him.
When picking the pretty girl failed for him in 2006 he obviously went gay and picked the fittest bloke for the past two years.
Poor Claire, Alex and Helene. The last two did better than the winning team, and Claire was generally the best one.
CLAIRE WUZ ROBBED
In my awful disgusting Uni halls, I think some people must have been having a party, because there was a big NOOOOOO shout as soon as he said Lee was hired
I was really shocked, I was fully expecting Claire to win, but then again, SAS always picks the WRONG CANDIDATE
what happened ?
I don't think I've ever agreed with his choice for final candidate. Though when it came to series 1 I wasn't that fussed over Tim or Saira.
oh! Well the spoiler a few pages back said CLAIRE won! eurgh
Yay, bless Lee, he's so lovely. Definitely the most likeable and down to earth one. I could tell when it was down to those 2 it would be him.
I hate that Alex cunt, good riddance. Some of those earlier flotsam and jetsam looked like right mongs, Raef was the only memorable one.
And I know shit all about business, but even I could tell immediately that as great as their design looked, that the cost of the bottle would mean they'd flunk the task. Duh!
I agreed with last years choice
SPOILER: Spoilers are sometimes wrong
Either OR. I love Simon, but wanted Kristina to represent reborn single mum's everywhere.
As soon as Alex was landed with Helene I knew he was in trouble. But in fairness, it was more HIM that bollocksed up the task
"I'm ONLY twenty four". Yes, we KNOW :daf:
Though you look OLDER, frankly, so thanks for pointing that out
Alex virtually WEEPING in the taxi was my personal highlight!
Yes! Was gonna say that.
Eugh! The wrong person won! I think it's fucking awful that he let Lee through after the huge lie on the CV. YES everyone lies on their CV, but to that extent? Unforgivable. Then he WINS? Fuck off!
You are down on your namesake
Is that the CUNT Amanda Platell on You're Fired? How dare they have that reactionary nazi on there.
And what's up with Alex's hair? Twat
I hate my name, and therefore hate anyone else with my name.
lolz @ Lucinda laying into Helene again. She's got the beret back on, clearly playing up to that image. I don't think she always wears them.. not in the HolyMoly interview.
Oh I'm pleased. I like Lee. Two years? Two months? Blame it on a typo. I loved all the praise he got from evil Jenny.
To be fair with the spelling mistakes, he EASILY could have. But he confirmed the 2 years when asked!
A lie that big is inexcusable. If you were found out like that in a normal interview they'd laugh you out of the building.
Yes, loved that bit. Fabulous!
Simon must surely be the fittest guy EVA! I bet there won't be any hotter than him.
Simon who won last year? I didn't like him much, but have you seen him lately? He looks awful. Long, greasy, curly hair.
Haha, he always had the GHD hair straighteners out last year.
I do wonder what happens to these people, they seem to just sink into a BLACK HOLE. It's not so much for a job, but an entertainment show.
They briefly skimmed over the CV issue with Lee on You're Hired.
Yeah i'm watching. I feel bad for Claire, she certainly seemed to want this more than anyone else, and she seems gutted that she didn't win!
The runners up usually seem to get more TV work, and I think Claire would be suited to that anyway.
YAY for the Lego animation getting shown!
Oh and Simon looks ok on You're Hired. I'd never call him fit though.
I'd hate to have to evaluate everyone's CVs next series.
"I was secretary-general of the UN for three years".
I'm going to watch the You're Hired show on iplayer. No way am I missing BB.