Quick facts:
- Documentary / Mystery
- Duration per episode approx. 45 min
- X episodes per season
- Premiered XXXX
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Executive Producer: Discovery Channel
Joshua C. Berkley

 Created by Peter Rees
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- A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts,
 attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them. - 

With a narrator, Robert Lee, each episode takes the audience along on an exciting and engaging journey. Researching and testing out myths and theories, further into the seasons also by requests or tips from the audience themselves. As part of the research, I watched two episodes of the series "Jet-Assisted Chevy/Pop Rocks and Soda" and "Mentos and Diet Coke". 

- Each episode brings up about two different theories or myths and puts them to the test.
- Using the subject driven as well as the informational and partly actually driven method to tell the story. 
- They use archive stills or footage to refer to history or the origin of the myths. 
- Interviews with specialists to fill in on the facts and lay a foundation for the theories or myths to bounce off to a conclusion.
- By area specialization the two myths or theories brought up run alongside each other as they plan, structure, perform, put to test and round up with results and conclusions.

- Interesting and fun content.
- A spark of humor.
- Nice slow motions.
- Good combination between sync and other footage.
- In the moment, as an audience, we get to tag along and see the whole process from beginning to end.
- Each episode has a conclusion and solution to the tests.

- Surprises and awakens the audience´s thoughts.
- The narrator´s voice is shooting, clear and makes you pay attention.
- Leaves you with satisfaction, feels like we solved the myths together!
- Which is a great tool to use in the way of engaging the audience, bringing them along on new mysteries and myth and theory solving. 

- Breaking the fourth wall excessively - by showing the other crew and cameras.
- Following the whole process can drag the time a bit.
- Which may loose some viewers.
-- Because it at times feels a bit slow paced.

Overall it is a very interesting programme, especially for the people who like to know how things work - scientifically etc. And that likes to solve and find answers to mysteries, such as to myths and theories. 

I grew up watching this series myself, and it is a series I really enjoy watching. It is a very "easy to watch" series, which is great to reach a wide range audience, in all ages. From children, teenagers, adults and elder people. I like the close-up shots, slow motion shots, as well as detail shots of sparks and splinters. The set up of sync and general shots are often very basic and A4, which is alright because it works. Having the setup clear and clean helps to contrast all of the experimenting and action going on in the frame/on screen. It weighs up for each other's elements. 

When it comes to how this series has influenced my own work, it has definitely made me see how balanced, clear, clean and standard can work really well. How combining standard and basic with a few different shots or angles can make a big difference and work really well. It is also very interesting how they manage to make the whole journey exciting from prep, test to results. The actually drives it forward and keeps the audience in their seats. Something that would be very cool to achieve with our documentary. Keep the audience engaged, interested and in their seats following the story. 

//All images screenshot from the series

//Sources of information

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