I like the idea of the show. I don't like the Idol-style voting, but I guess it's fair since directors have to make a profit to survive.
It is poorly executed, like everyone says. It seems haphazard. Like they're rushing to get the show out, but since there is very little "live" element, that should not be the case.
For example, wtf with showing their audition movies at this point? Shouldn't that have been the very first episode? And, although I actually kind of agree with them, if these audition tapes are so crappy, why were these guys chosen?
Also, as I read elsewhere, why do they also have to write their own scripts? No wonder the results are generally disappointing. If they're aspiring directors, don't make them write. If they want to rewrite the scripts they're given...fine.
Start with the auditions, then give either give everyone the same script to direct, or have them choose scripts a la Rockstar. Audience votes bottom 3 or 2, judges choose (again like Rockstar). Have guest directors match genres each week.
Finally, I think I'd prefer Jess to stay over Jason, since at least her idea was good. But OTOH, she did Ffff it up. Jason's whole gig is unappealing to me, though.