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TV Shows - Mythbusters

MythBusters is a popular science television program produced by Australian firm Beyond Television Productions[1] originally for the Discovery Channel in the United States and Canada. The series has since been picked up by a number of international broadcasters, including SBS in Australia, and BBC2 in the UK. The series stars special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who use basic elements of the scientific method to test the validity of various rumors, urban legends, myths, movie scenes and news stories in popular culture.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Emphasis on big explosions Fan requests boning science content.
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 Sidekicks added Mandatory high-fives are lame
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5 We Need Demographics! Tori, Greg, Scotty and Carrie join the "team"
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6 Started doing theme epidsodes "Myths" that are lame and results that are obvio
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1 Now the main question... How long until those three get their own show?!? -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on August 26, 2014, 6:06 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Those that hated the addition of the sidekicks should be pleased. All three have been fired from the show. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on August 23, 2014, 8:59 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I liked this show when Scottie was on it. Man I had a serious crush on her. It was better before the build team got their own segments and Kari thought she was the best thing about the show. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on May 19, 2014, 11:17 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I liked it better when it was just Adam and Jamie. I mean, in all honesty, the additional cast members provided little to nothing to the show. They all felt like token characters, you had the asian guy, the white upbeat guy, and the female most eyes are going to be on whenever she's on screen. I will admit that she was pretty hot, but it served more as a distraction than anything. Then came the back to back explosions. "If we can't solve it or get frustrated, blow it up!" ends up being a last resort. This show still has the means to provide educational viewing, but it has really gone through rough spots. -- Submitted By: (Toasticus) on March 5, 2013, 12:00 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I stopped watching when they tried to use dynamite to clean hard concrete from the inside of a mix truck and just blew the truck up instead. I like seeing things explode as much as the next guy, but this just rubbed me the wrong way for some reason. -- Submitted By: (Bryan527) on July 28, 2012, 11:15 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I can get seeing if viral videos can be plausable or not. Some of these people making these videos don't necessarly have the resources to actually try and pull off (or attempt to see if they can pull off) certain things. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 13, 2012, 12:13 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 I wouldn't say it's boned yet, but when they investigate if a viral video is real, IT'S NOT MYTHBUSTING! They seem to be running out of ideas, sadly. -- Submitted By: () on January 11, 2012, 9:25 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I agree with some of the others ... Tory (especially), Grant, and Kari act at times as if they are 12 years old. Haven't watched the show now for some time. To me, the show lost its edge quite a while ago. -- Submitted By: (JustLooking) on March 9, 2011, 8:12 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
9 This show has been going downhill. The theme episodes suck. Most of the time they aren't even testing real myths anymore. -- Submitted By: (ARockford) on December 15, 2010, 11:38 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I wish there was more science content. It feels like they gloss over the science content in order to fit in explosions and hijinks. Too much of this show is explosions, Adam laughing at something, and Tory, Grant, and Kari acting like children. -- Submitted By: (TheFNG) on October 23, 2010, 8:16 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I understand why they felt they needed to add the three sidekicks to fit in more content on each episode. I just can't take their lame habit of doing high-fives all the time. Adam and Jamie manage to react with real zest or aplomb most times but the "hired help" just seem to have the one - a three-way high-five session. There's too much repeating of old experiments as well. Mythbusters may be nearly played out. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 6:32 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 While I think mostly this show never jumped, I don't watch it anymore. Sorry Adam, your mugging for the camera and the explosions just don't make it. -- Submitted By: (smaxie) on May 12, 2010, 5:34 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
13 I didn't mind Tori, Greg, Scotty, or Carrie being added onto the show. They were fun. I think where the show boned was when they started to do the TV or movie specials. They weren't really all that great and started to get gimmacky. Also when they started to post myths on the net. I was bad at the time because I didn't have the net. They should have shown the stuff they did for the net on the show. It was unfair. Also the explosions and destruction starting to get abit boring. Sorry but that is the way it is -- Submitted By: (Ani) on April 18, 2010, 12:03 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Can I say - - BLOW STUFF UP!!! -- Submitted By: (smaxie) on December 8, 2009, 5:46 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 I wish I had their job they get to break things. -- Submitted By: (quimbyt) on October 8, 2009, 12:09 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 I wish -- Submitted By: (quimbyt) on October 8, 2009, 12:08 am - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
17 This show deserves a double boned. It boned from the start for blatant pseudoscience by rigging the experiments then boned again by adding additional cast members. -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on August 24, 2009, 2:00 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 Science, explosions, and a smokin' hot redhead. What's not to love? -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 15, 2009, 8:21 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
19 http://mythbustersresults.com/episode46 With regards to my previous comment, here is an example of myths that have supposedly been "busted" that actually were true because the experiment was done wrong, or was rushed in order to "make" a conclusion happen. http://www.tmth.edu.gr/en/aet/1/13.html Doing a search for this on the internet, there's enough corroborating evidence (as well as several other people who tried the same experiment under identical conditions and made it work) such that we can conclude that it was Mythbusters who screwed up performing the experiment, and that the myth is actually true. -- Submitted By: (castaghast) on April 23, 2009, 11:45 am - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
20 This show kind of jumped for me when I saw how informal the hosts were with their experiments, and how they sort of "rigged" them to get the outcome that they wanted. Example 1) Adam and Jamie test the myth of the man being electrocuted by urinating on a subway rail. Basically, they go out to a rail yard, electrify a rail, and then proceed to stream various amounts of urine (or uric acid or something) on it to see if the stream can conduct electricity. The outcome is that they don't get a a charge conducted until they put the stream about 2 or 3 inches from the rail and dump it out all at once. This is supposed to prove to the audience that you can't electrocute yourself by peeing on a subway rail, because look at all the trouble the hosts had getting the stream to conduct by setting up circumstances that would never occur in real life. Problem is, I'm not really convinced: peeing in a dark, enclosed subway is much different than doing the same on an exposed rail in an exposed rail yard with a good breeze where no one else has urinated before. What about vapor from urine and other liquids floating around that might conduct electricity that would hang around in an enclosed area like a subway? Granted, Adam and Jamie are probably (as in virtually certainly with a 99.999999999% probability) right about this, however the way the experiment was done just seemed sloppy, sloppy enough to leave a real question about the question of the counterclaim. 2) Proving that getting thrown through/jumping a glass window is generally a bad idea. For this experiment, the hosts made a mold of a torso with the consistency of the human body, and covered it with a fake skin that had about the texture and toughness of human skin. Then they put clothes on it, and ran it through a glass window they had set up. The idea was, the model was supposed to be filled with glass, thus proving that running through glass is a bad idea. However it didn't work out like that, as there were only minor cuts to the model. They repeated the experiment several times, making changes such as taking the model's clothes off, running it through faster, etc. Finally they took the model's skin off, at which point they got a result where the model's body was filled with glass. This was supposed to "prove" that running through glass windows is fatal. Once again, I have no issue with the conclusion, as there are enough documented cases of people doing this in real life and killing/injuring themselves to dissuade anyone from actually trying this. However all the above experiment proved was that if I'm going to jump through a glass window, don't do it with no clothes and no skin on, and really, when is THAT ever going to happen? These are just two examples, but a lot of the experiments I have seen on this show could cause the show to be called "MythReenforcers" as opposed to "MythBusters." (The Tesla vibration experiment was another one of those). -- Submitted By: () on April 23, 2009, 11:27 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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