Andrew Billen's review of episode 1 described Sam as "excellent" ("Last Night’s TV: Eternal Law", The Times, 6 January). Sam's performance has similarly been praised by Cult Britannia. SciFiPulse's review suggests the series has had a promising start.
Sam and Ukweli Roach's chemistry has been highlighted in a preview of Episode 2 in the Guardian (Phelim O'Neill, "Pick of the Day", The Guardian, 7 January).
Sam chose "My Six Best Books" for the Daily Express (6 January). Titles included The Summer Book by Tove Jansson and Queuing for Beginners by Joe Moran.