Oct 4th update: Now season 1 episode 1 of CBC’s Dragons’ Den has aired, I just want to say again, I love the show. And I can now blog all I want and give episode #1 a full analysis. You can read my full analysis of episode #1 here. And I have also been fighting some Dragons’ Den fires here and a seriously negative and inaccurate review of Dragons’ Den here (see if you agree).
By now, you probably know that I first saw the UK BBC version of Dragons’ Den three months ago and I felt in love with it right on the spot. You can read about my experience in this July 29th blog entry for more of that history and my love of Dragons’ Den in my posts here.
Now, more than three months after my initial exposure to BBC’s Dragons’ Den, I have some great Canadian news to report. I was honoured to be given an advance bloggers’ look of CBC’s take of Dragons’ Den with Canadian entrepreneurs.
And CBC’s DD looks real cool and it looks spectacular! (paraphrasing a 90s sitcom)
Not to spoil the fun for you, I will not talk about the pitchers’ names or projects, nor tell you the results. You’ve to watch the show on CBC, 8PM Wednesday Oct 4th.
Here are my take of the show without any spoilers,
- The introduction clip looks really cool. And I am starting to like the black Caddy even though I am much more of a Lexus man.
- I love the energy in the introductions of the dragons. Oh, they are all so cool.
- Dianne is a great and trusted business show host in Canada and she is so natural in her role in Dragons’ Den. Dianne is already putting her own style and stamp on the show.
- The Canadian entrepreneurs all have very different businesses to pitch and they each pitch and present quite differently when they face the dragons.
- The interaction and back and forth between the dragons and entrepreneurs were engaging, exciting, fun and quite educational at the same time. Afterall, we are seeing the dragons making “live” decision with their own money and the entrepreneurs making “live” decisions that can affect their own business for real.
- By the way, I love the theme song choosen. It just sounds great.
- My two suggestions to improve the show at the moment is to,
1) use the show’s theme song a lot more between pitches by the entrepreneurs, and
2) reduce the extensive use of drums and other music while the entrepreneurs are pitching (no music is better. This will allow the viewers to focus on the words being said by the dragons and the entrepreneurs).
This is the first CBC’s Dragons’ Den and it looks really great and I really love it.
Do we have a great show on hand? Absolutely!
Can the show be made better? Yes, I think so. After all, this is just the first episode.
Now, with a great show in hand. Let’s hope the Canadian public will love and enjoy CBC’s Dragons’ Den as much as Britons have enjoyed the BBC’s Dragons’ Den.
When a show is entertaining, engaging to watch, has lots of money to be potentially invested and it can help us make more money by helping us becoming more entrepreneurial and being our own bosses, what more can we ask for?
Again, my take on the first episode of the first season of CBC Dragons’ Den is — it is real cool, and it is spectacular!
Much thanks go to the whole Dragons’ Den production team at CBC. Love you guys. What a great job that you did.
See you at CBC Dragons’ Den starting at 8pm, Wednesday Oct 4th on CBC.
Note: come back to this site for full analysis of all the pitches right after the show airs .