Excellent points!If there is no second season, production has no one to blame but themselves.
As far as I'm concerned, in the first season of a reality show, you want the viewers to enjoy the finale... make sure your winner is edited to look the part of hero or something so people will be happy with the outcome. Brian was played up as a villian earlier in this show, and they wait until the last 2 weeks to try to redeem him?! Absolute stupidity. If they had given Brian a better edit at least a couple of weeks earlier they could have saved the final from being a complete bomb. It was terrible.
That's point number one as to why production is plain stupid. Number two is that they are giving this man a book deal. Who here will buy a cookbook written by BRIAN? No one, at are least mostly no one.
Personally, of all the contestants, I would have bought Francines... because she came up with dishes that were different to me that I would actually like to try, and she has a personality and sense of humour that would have translated well to a book. MAJOR whoops on the part of the show.
Really, I liked this show, and I think they just BLEW it. I'm rather annoyed with the stupidity of the whole thing.