I sort of liked the shows so far. I'm not sure the general public will keep tuning in, though, especially if Sam insists on making beer like Chicha..sort of sickening, no?
The New Zealand beer episode puzzled me: Why did he add the Tamarillo to the mash? The judges mostly downgraded the beer because of little fruit taste. I've always used fruit in the secondary, with good results. Sam should have known better.
I agree with some of the other posters about the general format of the show. It's similar to many other similar reality "gotta make the big deadline" shows. Why must there always be some sort of "we're running out of time" drama?
As for Sam's rap thing, I'm an old fart, so I don't like it, but I guess they're looking to please you younger guys.
I am happy for Sam's success with DFH, and if he can make a great living at what he loves to do, more power to him.