Parents' Guide to

MythBusters (2017)

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

A slightly edgier (but still fun!) reboot has new hosts.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

No Chemistry

The new hosts, Jonathan & Brian, are NOT Jamie & Adam ... No Where Even Close. There is no chemistry, not camaraderie, no thoughtful interaction. IMHO, this lackluster attempt at bringing back one of the most successful shows is a TOTAL BUST. I think you'd get more out of watching paint dry, but to each their own.
age 10+

New Mythbusters

I like the Myths on the show but I don’t like Jonathan and Brian as the host I think Adam , Tory ,Grant, and Kari should be the host of the show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This fun and somewhat goofy rendition of the show features an enthusiastic cast, over-the-top experiments, and lots of learning opportunities. The hosts, who were winners of a national search, also offer some detailed scientific explanations behind each project. It also maintains some of the series' original character, thanks to the off-camera presence of its original announcer, Robert Lee, and its continued commitment to big crashes, loud noises, and (when possible) fiery explosions as part of the testing methods.

Some of the things they examine -- including measuring how far a bullet can be shot and remain lethal, and using rocket power to create a sword that will slice a person's (or zombie's) head off without knocking it off the neck for a few seconds -- are a little edgier than what was explored in the parent series. The hosts often quip and use slang that gives the show a more contemporary feel. Nonetheless, this installment of MythBusters still fits the bill if you're looking for something exciting and informative.

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