At the moment, I don’t need any binge recommendations myself. The NHL and NBA are playing games basically all day, and that’s pretty much all I’m watching. However, I know some of you aren’t sports fans. You still need something to do this weekend. What can you turn to in a time like this to keep yourself occupied? Ah, but what is there to watch?
You know what show I love but haven’t seen in forever. Mythbusters. You may remember it. First, it was about two men, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, testing myths and urban legends. You know, they would get a stomach, fill it with Pop Rocks and soda and see if it actually exploded. Spoiler alert, it didn’t. As the show went on, it became less about urban legends and more about just doing crazy stunts and amazing builds. They also added a few most cast members during the middle of the show’s run, taking some of the onus off Adam and Jamie.
The show is just a ton of fun. Many of the experiments are really cool to see in action. I’m not a “big explosions are great!” guy, but when those explosions are attached to science I can get behind them. The show was also just put together so sharply. The editing is great, and the people on the show were all interesting. Sometimes it was funny, sometimes it was immensely impressive, but almost always it was enjoyable to watch. Not all the myths turned out to be exciting, but those were few and far between. I still consider Mythbusters one of my all-time favorite shows.
Back in the day, it aired on Discovery Channel constantly. You could always catch a rerun or a marathon. Mythbusters would do a marathon on Christmas every year, and it used to be my go-to thing to watch that day. It also was on Netflix once upon a time. Then, it kind of disappeared. Mythbusters fell out of the zeitgeist. I haven’t watched an episode in a couple years. Now, I’ve found out that eight seasons of the show are on Hulu. Sure, that’s out of 18 episodes, but something it better than nothing. If you like big, brash science experiments and massive building products with plenty of levity thrown in the mix, definitely check out Mythbusters. I can confirm it’s a great show.