Imagine The Apprentice with both A-Levels and consequences.
Lex van Dam is clearly an interesting chap. He’s either very confident in his ability to train normal people how to make money in an amateur hedge fund that he’ll risk his money to proove a point, or he’s one of those worryingly rich people for whom losing a million (even if it’s only a million dollars) doesn’t really matter. Maybe he’s mad. Either way, it makes for surprisingly good television.
It’s better than regular Reality TV fare too. It’s easy to care for the characters (I particularly find myself rooting for the cage fighting promote, Emile) and the direction always seems compassionate, never mocking or exploitative.