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It’s easy to see why ‘Mythbusters’ is one of the best shows around, as their ‘mythbusting’ is accompanied by quips, friendly banter, interesting facts and excellent explosions. If you want to vary your fact-finding diet, then these scintillating shows will give you hours of entertainment and make you the champion of trivia.
‘Brainiac’ was an entertainment documentary whose focus was putting common conceptions and theories to the test, exploring all areas of science.
As the series go on, different features are added to the show, such as “Things the instruction manuals don’t warn you about”, so each series is new and interesting. Presented by Richard Hammond or Vic Reeves, the show attempts almost to be a British version of ‘Mythbusters’, with a similar blend of humour and science.
David Stotts travels around the world to fill you in on the people, cultures and events that have had such a big impact on our history and our lives, including Rome, Egypt and the founding of America. Whether you know nothing or a lot already, you’re bound to learn something new in these in depth explorations.
Even though this is a group of mini-series on various topics, they are packed full of interesting information and fascinating facts. Similar to ‘Mythbusters’, the show is fun and easily accessible to all.
‘How It’s Made’ explores how common, everyday things and larger, more industrial items have been produced, from CDs to engines and from beer to barstools.
This show reminds me a lot of the old children’s programme ‘Come Outside’ which I rediscovered recently with my son. It’s a lot more serious than ‘Mythbusters’ and has no real explosions but the premise is still about learning more about the world around us.
These next two shows are all about the entertainment value, while still remaining factual and educational where they can.
The majority of people know this show since its relaunch in 2002 with Hammond, May and Clarkson as hosts. Despite it being a show looking at cars and other motor vehicles, it can’t be denied that ‘Top Gear’ is highly entertaining and full of facts and silly banter.
If you haven’t watched this show yet then I think you need to immediately go and correct this oversight! Absolutely hilarious, with an extensive range of guests and knowledge bursting out the seams, it’s definitely worth the watch.
Stephen Fry does the occasional interesting experiment, often with explosive or interesting results, and the byplay between him and Alan Davies fabulous. Seriously, go watch this show!
If you like factual TV series like ‘Mythbusters’, then of course other documentaries like those by the BBC (‘Living Planet’, ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’, etc) are a must-see. If you like the construction aspect of ‘Mythbusters’ then shows like ‘Fast and Loud’ and ‘Scrapheap Challenge’ may be the ones to watch for you.
The great thing about all these shows is all the knowledge you can pick up from them, the fascinating things they tell you and the fun time you have while watching them.
If you have any other TV series similar to ‘Mythbusters’ that you think are worthy of a mention, then please let me know.
I’d also love to learn what interesting facts you discovered from these programmes.
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