It seems from a majority of comments posted on their Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/video/video.p... ) that season 2 of this show has made a significant diversion from the season 1 format. Instead of simply documenting the activities of BBQ tams on the contest circuit, producers may have turned the show in to a "Survivor emulated reality show". Losing the purity of real BBQ.
I have not caught the show yet, but do plan to tune in at 9:00 (Pacific) tomorrow night on TLC to see for myself, when some names familiar to 'hounds who haunt the L.A. Chowhound board will be appearing and competing with their 'Q.
I am hoping the L.A. folks will elevate the show.