Once you get by the crap reality tv is, and this is as good a demonstration of how to screw up a good hour, there are still bits that make the hour not such a total waste. The cooks, the cookers, the meats, some of the tidbits that go into the basic barbecue tasks and the sides. Never gonna knowingly eat carp, rattlesnake or alligator, so that part is wasted on me totally. But everything from mac and cheese to potato salad to ribs.......who chops, who slices, who pulls and why..........just one more point on the learning curve -- for me, at least. I will be judging some of these people in Murphsyboro in a couple of weeks.
So yeah, it is a much more painful hour than it needs to be, and much more artificially constructed than last year, but I am still finding bits and pieces that work for me. I would send them back to their previous format, if this happens to make it to a3rd season.
Which I doubt.
"Barbecue is Murder! Tasty, Tasty murder......"
"PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals"