Ok I watched the first ep. of season 3 with Joe...I am not impressed or entertained in anyway by him! I know you cant compare but I'm going to anyway...regardless of daves record he has shown he knows a thing or two about survival. Joe made a comment about the hi-tech gear they get in the military and the planning...that he doesnt have to deal with this. Really...did anyone else find this a little off? Then why are you on this show? You get limited to no gear, let alone hi-tech for that matter, and zero planning. He was kind of a tool as well, sorry not kinda, he was...then he drank his piss...what is he grylls now? I liked dave and codys chemistry. They were also funny. Oscar and Felix! If this show is only signed for one season after this first episode I dont think discovery will renew it based on what I saw. The rates will fall.
I'm sorry, I could give two craps about his record, I liked the show the way it was and with the cast that was! Yes he embellished...and no one got hurt for it. I know some are offended by it...fine...cast the first stone. He owned up to it like a man! Lets face it, its TV. Just remove his record from the intro and lets make some episodes. Dave's school gives him pretty good credit-ability...some of which Joe can't hold a candle to in many regards! You want someone better...get rambo (and a good supply of body bags...hahaha!, couldnt help myself). Im glad he apologized and you can take it or leave it...for me it never mattered...its TV!