Have watched a couple of shows now to build an opinion. Has a style that doesn't mesh with me. He does some interesting projects, but doesn't go into the how and why of some of the operations he's doing. The fast talk is a turn-off to me also, just doesn't seem he has his heart in the woodworking or teaching it.
Every show starts with him visiting one of the schools that the guest show a compassion for the art, but it's obvious that he doesn't have a relationship with the guest, they seem turned off by him as well.
The first show he had a guy sitting with him the whole time. The guy didn't do much, it was like having Ed McMahon with him....just waited for the guy to laugh after every comment the host made.
Last complaint is that I don't know who the guy is. My HS used to show us the This Old House in our woodshop classes once a week. Norm was a regular there and we got to learn his background.
I do like the fact he uses some non-power tools and the sponsors aren't pushed within the program.
IMHO the show has a long way to go and hopefully they are listening to viewers to make it a better show.
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