October 28, 2013

MythBusters: 2004 Season

MythBusters: 2004 season* [year two]. A couple special effects guys and cohorts test whether various urban legends are possible.

Created by Peter Rees. Directed by Rees (7 episodes), Andrew Farrell (1), & ? (8). Starring Jamie Hyneman & Adam Savage.

Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: n/a
Music: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4). It's frustrating how off-track they get at testing myths this season. It's often more about messing around on the theme of a myth. Still, it's fun to watch them messing around.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.4 (Okay)

*There doesn't seem to be any standard for what constitutes a season of MythBusters. No two sources I can find agree with each other. So I'm going with Wikipedia's arbitrary but conveniently simple method of dividing the show by broadcast year.

(quasi-update of a previous post - original is here)

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