It's been okay. My son loves the show saw we watch it around here.
That and Deadliest Catch, Swamp People, Axemen. Swamp people has been pretty good.
I have noticed , like you have that more and more obviously contrived drama is going on with all the shows.
Lately I have ben into Anthony Bourdains, "No Reservations" show. On the travel channel, I didn't watch it so much when it was on, but am now into all the old repeats.