Undercover Boss Australia – The Southern Railway Corp
Well tonight’s Undercover Boss Australia will be the first and last episode of the series I will watch.
Why? Well it was just too formulaic, and it was great that the employees were all fabulous on the railway however that does not make great entertainment. It would have been good if one of them at the end had asked him for a payrise on national TV. Or if the cleaner had wiped out the toilet then wiped down the handbasin.
Obviously the deal in the advertorial for The Ghan and the Indian Pacific is not to show anything negative. OK there was a blocked toilet but that appeared to be easily rectified.
I am not sure it was a great advertisment for the two iconic railways. They kept on saying how expensive it was but their house sparkling was Seaview, and the beer was VB. Nothing about the episode made me want to go and buy a ticket.
The show followed the the CEO Tony doing all sorts of different menial jobs throughout the company. The reason they give for the cameras is that he is re-entering the workforce. Then at the end of the episode he see each of the employees and reveals who he is and then gives them a nice present, usually a trip.
The show is a good premise however it is just all a tad predictable after you have watched a few episodes.