April 19, 2010

MythBusters: Collection Five

Title: MythBusters: Collection Five
Year: 2008-2009
Network: Discovery Channel
Episodes: 10 at 43 minutes each, from the sixth and seventh seasons
Creator: Peter Rees
Directors: Tabitha Lentle (9 episodes), Alice Dallow (3)
Starring: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage

My reaction
Synopsis: a couple special effects guys and their cohorts test whether various urban legends are possible
How I saw it: streaming from Netflix, over the past few days
Concept: Great.
Story: Bad.
Characters: Good.
Dialog: Indifferent.
Pacing: Great.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Good.
Acting: Bad.
Music: Indifferent.
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).  Some interesting myths to test in this batch - like cabin fever, and turd polishing - but not a lot that's really exciting.  I think the more their budget grows, the less cool it is when they blow up and/or smash stuff.
Objective Rating: 2.5/4 (Okay).

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