Forbes columnist has issues with Apprentice continuity, lack of realism.

Forbes columnist has issues with Apprentice continuity, lack of realism.
Forbes examines some The Apprentice 2 anomalies, specifically those that relate to continuity. As Dan Ackman writes, “normally on TV, producers make every attempt to approximate reality by creating what’s known as continuity.” But that’s not the case on this show where, for example, the weather seemed to change dramatically in a few hours. While Forbes’ Ackman gets all b-school annoyed with Chris and Kevin’s unlikely summertime attire (shorts) when attending meetings, he notes that “just after the boardroom scene–supposedly the same day as the bridal sale–when Donald Trump tells Chris, the New York stockbroker, ‘You’re fired,’ Chris walks out of Trump Tower into a cold rain and gets into the waiting taxi wearing a winter coat.” He asked Trump if those scenes were filmed a different time, and Trump says, “I can’t get into the details of that because it’s a really confidential thing.” Ackman also notes that the cab the fired contestants get into is strange: “After each ritual firing, there it is, seemingly the same cab with the same Yahoo! HotJobs billboard on top. According to New York City Taxi And Limousine Commission regulations, yellow cabs are permitted to respond to street hails, but they are not permitted to have two-way radios or to accept radio calls.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.