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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Witty team puts urban legends to the scientific test.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 30 parent reviews

age 10+

So educational, I am now majoring in computer science!

I watched this show as a little kid. I rate this age 10+, but I started watching it a lot younger than that. This show is very educational with science being the main focus. It helps students think critically about science. Today, I am in college working towards earning my degree in computer science, and Mythbusters has played a role in that! I highly recommend as they make science fun!
age 18+

When they lied.

In a show that reproduced a move segment had a mercury comet where the rear end was Toren off by being hooked to a structure by a chain. That make of car had a leaf spring rear suspension. The vehicle in the show was a front wheel drive with a coil spring suspension. The effect in the movie could not be duplicated with a front wheel drive car.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (30 ):
Kids say (78 ):

This fun, fact-filled show will answer some of those long-standing "what ifs" that may have been nagging at you, demonstrating how much fun science can be to boot. The team makes a good comedic duo; Jamie's dry humor is the perfect complement to Adam's quips and wisecracks. And when Jamie and Adam call in experts in rocket science, explosives, physiology, and other disciplines for background and guidance, there's even more educational value. Science-minded tweens and teens will find Mythbusters exceptionally entertaining.

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