I have a confession to make: I’ve seen every episode of Shark Tank. It's beyond a guilty pleasure. It’s taught me, a freelancer with a liberal arts degree, more about business than actually working in the real world.
It’s also influenced the products I buy. And the millions of people also under Shark Tank’s spell may feel that way because the show reflects the way people wish the American dream functioned: that if you work hard, and are determined, a Shark could come in and make your business billions of dollars.
Shark Tank remains one of the consistently best reality shows on television, and that it is a scarily accurate mirror of American society. I have no interest in business (I majored in Theater of all things!) and yet I'm obsessed with Shark Tank.