I've watched all the episodes that TLC had. Some a few times just for kicks :)
It's not a show for those that don't like to bbq. It is competitive bbq at all levels. No scripts, no sets, not hocking any of their own products, and they certainly have real reactions.
Not all the the people you see from the beginning make it to the finals. One person in particular ( Not to spoil it ) I wondered why he even bothered trying.
Most of them are professionals in their own rights.
All in all it's still a refreshing change from the other scripted reality shows that TLC shows. I've had enough fun with Kate's flobbe haircut.
If your with me that's great. If not. Get out of my way.