I think Tony gets it. You nailed it with that video: the chanting, the whimsical spiritual-level ambiance, the bowl tapping, mud-flinging, the spiral hairdo and the didgeridoo. Uggg.. Seriously? Permaculture is that? Permaculture, edible forest, soil nutrient cycle farming - whatever you want to call it - it's alot of work! If I ever get that covered in mud it is not by choice but because I was out working in the rain by necessity.
As for the show, it is good. I don't pay for TV so I can only watch on this CPU whatever vids are free on Youtube. I would much prefer a "how-to" type of show. The producers seem a little more interested in finding shock-value drama, but that is just the film industry in general and is to be expected.
So Tony - you said ask you a question. I live in the same general area as you and Thorn, probably not 50 miles from either of you (northwestern SC). How did you guys hold up during the wildfires last month? I imagine that it will be featured in a future episode as it was a pretty big deal in this area for many weeks. Maybe season 4?