Show has been pretty bland for the last few years, but good for a few yucks here and there.
Still, kind of a strange way to fire The Build Team in the very last moments of the last show of the season. Sort of like, "Sorry guys, so long and thanks for all the fish, now get the fuck out!"
They got rid of Tori, Grant and Kari in an announcement at the very end of the show.
Next season will just be Adam and Jamie.
It'll limp along for another year or two but this is pretty obviously the show starting to wind down.
Running out of good myths, not as much stuff to blow up, the build team were getting the bitch duty and Kari is running out of time to do porn.
i was with this show from day one, hell i was a fan of these guys before that when they did those robot war shows back in 99-00. that being said, i have more or less skipped the last 1 or 2 seasons because they are just stupid and boring the things they are trying to disprove. they have been relegated to debunking viral ads which they already know are CGI, the only ones i would watch are the duct tape challenges, but even thats fucking dull. maybe kari will do playboy now before father time kicks her ass.
This season was actually better than the last few. Cut down on the "fuck it, let's blow it up" bullshit and did more real testing. And Jaime seemed to be having more fun this season than...well ever. Still some fucked up and horribly done tests(black powder vacuum for example) but on the whole it was an improvement.
I saw it posted somewhere that they were doing this to cut down on most of the "fluff" and show more of the actual prep / work down before the test like they did in the first couple of seasons.
i don't watch the show every week anymore, mostly just when i hear about a myth i like to see. really don't like them leaving.
the problem with the show, Adam has talked about it many times now is that they are now much better at doing stuff. all the funny trial and error is gone.
think the show has run its course, would much rather see a show with Adam building props and other crap at this point.
I would have liked the finale to be another Shark Week special but I can understand how time and filming constraints prevented that.
Well this is kind of a bummer - 'MythBusters' drops hosts Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci - CNET
I've been watching the show since day 1 and even I thought it was on the short list of getting cut. However it does make me wonder if there is something in the works for them since they keep saying "on to the next adventure" kind of stuff.
Jamie and Adams Comic-Con 2014 Panel - YouTube
Which sounds nice but I'm sure it's more a cost saving thing than that.
HOWEVAH! If you saw the supersonic ping pong ball episode that might be an idea of what the show could look like. They focused a ton on the build and the science behind it, and it was pretty sweet.
Last night's episode and the one with the roundabouts were both actually from 2012, they just never aired here in the US. There was apparently some legal issues with a guy that does a web series that they were based on/stolen from or some shit.
Why The "F" Are the Mythbusters Doing MY Science Show? | Jon Hotchkiss
I was fairly surprised at how abrupt that was. They rolled the credits and then out of nowhere, "We are saying good bye to these three individuals who have been with us for 10 years" Good night everyone. That really seemed kind of cold. Whether you liked them or not, they deserved a little bit more respect than that.
I thought the rumor was all 3 had been hired by Disney to make robotics for all the new Star Wars movies?
edit: Nope, I take that back, after checking IMDB he stopped working outside ILM and the film industry when he took the job at Mythbusters. Foot meet mouth.
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Like most others, the first seasons were awesome when they really spent time analyzing the myth and trying to replicate things. Then the Build Team came along and the focus seemed to shift to bigger and better explosions. I do agree that they could have been more tactful with the announcement though. At any rate, I haven't watched the show in 6 or 7 years but I am intrigued at them going back to the old style format.
The only time I watch this show anymore is during their Punkin Chunkin special on Thanksgiving. And only to see if I'll be on TV.
I dunno. I always think of them as actors/talent, not actually involved in any part of the production, design, writing, direction, etc... itself.
They're definitely the most entertaining aspect of the show, but if all they do is show up and blow shit up and read their lines, do they really deserve more credit than their paychecks?
If they come up with any ideas at all, then yeah, that's pretty fucked they didn't just add an extra 3 names to that list.
Kari was probably the least "technical" of all of them, but she is a legit sculptor and such along with being serious eye candy.
Grant and Tory have both done a ton of work for ILM, etc.
I don't know anything about what they contributed to writing, planning, etc but this idea that Adam and Jamie are somehow leagues ahead of the other three doesn't make much sense.
I wonder if the real story will ever come out. That Emmy slide plus the crappy little sendoff at the end of the episode seems to indicate it wasn't an amicable split.
The crappy sendoff was because it was a 2 year old episode. They couldn't really organically fit it in so they just had to tack something on. Not that it was a good way to do it, but their weird fucked up schedule this season fed in to it I guess.
On twitter both Kari and Grant mentioned looking forward to their "next adventure", making people think there's something lined up already.
Maybe that was part of it, but it seems like it would've been possible to come up with a better sendoff if they really WANTED to.
In the context of everything else (cryptic statements on Twitter and Facebook, the Emmy credits snub), it just smells bad.
Their tweets hint they are off to something. Be it by choice or fucked over though is the question. Discovery has a long history and past of pretty much fucking over every show and cast it has had. Time Bandit and others in Deadliest Catch, Dual Survival, some shows we never even got to see due to deaths in filming from unsafe activity being pushed by producers. Pretty much a dozen more such shows this way down the line. They go through great lengths to hide the lawsuits and bad publicity but in almost every case it is a producer or exec who does the fucking.
I'm sure it came down to $$$$$$$$$$$$$ in the end. I doubt the show will last more than a season or two more at this juncture.
Well, in 2010 they signed a deal for 7 more years. Which some speculate is a contributing factor to this. Apparently the brass at Discovery has changed since then. And Mythbusters ratings aren't what they once were so the new folks probably aren't in love with the long term deal they've been saddled with. So they might have deiced it was time to cut costs. And dropping half the show/crew is a good way to do that. The "Build Team" has been entirely separate from them for years. They're even in a different building (m7). People view this as those 3 getting canned, but it's really the entire 2nd production crew they've needed that's going to be gone I guess.
But to tack on a message just before the ending of an old show seems weird. Like they just took the minimum effort possible. I mean shit, the build team have been with the show for nearly 10 years.
I'd prefer it if they had just folded the show. Then have a new Adam and Jamie show where they're doing something new, using their established skills and knowledge etc.
I saw a show ( which I think was a one off ) with just the two of them. Adam built a fort/castle and Jamie tried to attack it using toy themed weapons. Was enjoyable but really just a time filler.
I'm off to find a GIF of Kari sucking the balloon.
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I kind of like the idea of someone giving me a blowjob while wearing safety glasses.
is that pic with that quote from kari, there must be something more to it than, fuck you, you didn't produce shit.
so this eps was 2 years old or something? and they just all met up for the emmys a few days b4, then mythbusters says fuck off? not that i care really, i'm like the majority here, watched the first season, then when they couldn't find new material, explosions!
whats this myth about again? oh yea... explosions!
If these guys are under contract for several more years i assumey discovery told them to get their ass to mars, even if cut from the show discovery still owns their asses.
I enjoyed the show more when they were working as helpers as opposed to the later seasons where they were working as separate but equal teams. I enjoyed their personalities but the show took a hit when that format got changed IMO.
Since they are coming up on the end of their contract I assume this just trimmed some of the fat off the budget for the final 2 or 3 seasons. I imagine costs ballooned when they were given their own portion of the show.
That and it's not making as much anymore. Its been talked about but the myths they are busting are scraping the bottom of the barrel. I mean they don't even believe in the myths in the first place.
yeah i ditched this show when they started trying to debunk viral ads with obvious CGI stunts.
I liked the premise. I liked the show more when it approached near/quasi scientific methodology, such as near randomized trials if I remember correctly. It lost me when it began testing idioms; although, polishing a turd was somewhat amusing.
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C'mon.. why does anyone watch this? Because Mythbusters is the Michael Bay of television. Needs more explosions! Mythplosions?
Because it gets you thinking deeply about silly things which leads to interesting questions (or discoveries). Also, they do some impressive stuff with duct tape. My problem with them is after 2 or 3 episodes, I'll be yelling at the TV because they're morons who don't know how to put a myth to the test.
not watched the new one yet, but been listening to adam's podcast and other things he does. really wish their was a bigger market for his build stuff.
flip one car over another another to shoot through the skylight?
I didn't mind the cherry bomb part of the Simpsons one, but the wrecking ball one was really ridiculous. They didn't even test it with real world implications. They built the dummy to Homer Simpson's dimensions. I guess no one believes someone throwing themselves between a wrecking ball and a house would really save it, so they had to go that way, but testing cartoon physics? What are they going to test next? Whether Road Runner could really run through a painting in the wall? If the Flinstones could really get their cars moving that fast with just their feet? If Daffy Duck's bill would really blow off in an explosion?
I like the myth they are trying to bust this season: Can a show still be successful when you cut 2/3rds of the cast?
Kari's breasts count for two.
glad to see Grant landed on his feet. by working at McDonald's.
This is like watching a mix of Transformers-level advertisements with any flimsy excuse to shoot nerf weapons and other random kid's stuff.
I've actually really enjoyed the last 2 episodes, much better than the first part of the season.
Yeah the last episode was pretty bad ass. I enjoyed the one before it but the u2 parts from the last one were awesome.
I find it a surprise that I'm saying it, but I've been liking the new format. I just thought that with cutting the cast dramatically it'd suffer, but they have done well in re-inventing the show. And I know from having seen some of the very earliest shows on repeat, back when it was only Jamie and Adam, those early shows feel very dull.
I always liked the Kari, Grant and Tori segments, and thought that taking them away would weaken the show. I mean, it's a full hour show, difficult to fill with just the 2 guys. Plus I've had a thing for Kari Byron for years.
But I'm liking the show in its new style.
What's the new style? I haven't seen or thought about this show in years.
They show more of the design and building stages rather than just the tests and results.
It's more like the original show with just Adam and Jaime and focus on the builds, except the two of them are much better hosts now. And the production values are higher of course.
It's not bad. They leaned WAY too heavily on the theme shows first half though with Simpsons etc episodes.
We just need a new venue to look at Kari Byron's boobs. I haven't seen her new educational show for kids but I can't imagine beating off to that.
Oh might have to watch mythbusters again, i stopped watching like s3 when they really had like no more myths to bust and they had a lot of forced soul-less interaction between Grant and Tori, I would include Kari in there, but anything w/ Kari is pretty much gold, so that's how they balanced out that horrible trio, and then inevitably they just said "fuck it, blow it up" and woooo! big fireworks, yeah!
I thought the U2 portion was outstanding. The show is long past busting actual myths. Its more an excuse to test cool shit at this point and showing some of the highlights of their U2 Prep and going into some little details on how what prep work is involved and how it goes about its business was pretty cool. Its does't have to be journal quality material to be some what interesting.
While some of the things were a bit silly to have them blow up, I don't think anyone can argue putting that many explosives in a concrete truck was not pretty cool to see.
I hope they find some more drinking myths to bust, seeing the drunk slapping, beer goggles, hangover cures or in general the guys being plowed by lunch were great.
Friend told me Kari is on a new show called Thrill Factor, with the other fired white guy on Travel Channel. They ride and examine roller coasters.
The show has always been on and off good, more the latter. But honestly I got fucking tired of those wild eyed kids on meth routine every week.
As much as I've enjoyed the show over the past decade and think the changes they made this season were a much-needed improvement, I'd also have a hard time arguing against this being a good time for the show to end. Over the past few seasons it's really felt like they're scraping the bottom of the barrel and really reaching for things to test. The hands-free cell phone myth was impractically tested. The U2 episode this season seemed to be little more than an excuse to get Adam on one since they never actually tested anything. And the movie/television myths that used to be a special every once in a while have turned into something that happens multiple times a season. Nearly half the episodes this past season were movie/television themed (and that's not including episodes that weren't movie specials but still tested something movie related), which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't them also delving into testing things they have no basis in reality (the Homer wrecking ball, dodging Star Wars blasters, the zombie episode, etc.). Then there are the viral video episodes that have been really hit or miss.
Hopefully with this being their last season, they've saved some really big things to go out with a bang. I know Adam has mentioned several things he's always wanted to test in AMAs on Reddit. It'd be nice if Discovery gave them the budget for some of the larger, more elaborate myths that they either haven't had the money or time for in the past.
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The viral videos are what made me stop watching this show. These were clearly CGI videos and they wasted the episode trying to debunk them.
Yeah I liked the show but its pretty much ran it's course
They've done some very cool stuff over the years, and I'm glad I followed the show. Adam made the comment that he had the best job in the world, and with everything they've shot, exploded, burned to a crisp, driven, and generally used stuff in ways it was never meant to, I'd have to agree.
They should have kept Kari, Grant, and Tori instead. Granted they didn't have the extensive background but they were the Scooby team that wanted to do the even crazier stuff.
I always wanted them to do the thing about RFID and chip security.....too bad they didn't get too. I'm still hoping maybe they or someone else will do it if they don't do discovery on a web series or something.
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