Now, one of the stranger side effects of the modern-day, streaming-heavy culture is that if you're desperately missing a TV show — like, say, the dearly departed #Mythbusters — there's a pretty good chance that you can find somewhere to watch it online, or at the very least on DVD. Rather than lessening the pain of a show's absence, however, such ready availability can ultimately wind up heightening the sense of loss — and strengthening a desire to see the beloved show in question return in some form. Which, in turn, tends to prompt streaming services like #Netflix to renew said shows, or at least to bring back key elements of them in a shiny new (licensing fee-free) package.
If you've been missing Mythbusters in that sort of fashion, then, you'll perhaps not be too surprised to learn that...
The Mythbusters Are Back, And This Time, They're On Netflix
Or, to be more exact, three of the stars of #Discovery's Mysthbusters are back, in a show that isn't called Mythbusters at all, but really might as well be. Y'see, while lead 'busters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are very much absent, the rest of the team has ganged together to create a brand new show for Netflix, #WhiteRabbitProject — and from the looks of things, Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara might just have what it takes to pull it off.
Indeed, as the shiny new trailer for the show suggests, the trio might just have acquired the resources to kick things up a notch, with White Rabbit Project looking a little like the Aliens to Mythbusters' Alien: Everything is just a little slicker, a little more ambitious, and a whole lot better-funded. That doesn't necessarily mean better, of course, but as you can see for yourself below, it doesn't look to make it worse, either:
Of course, if you were only tuning in to Mythbusters to watch Adam and Jamie goof around, then this might all be something of a tough sell, but Netflix is betting that the original show's amiable support crew has what it takes to win you over.
And, from the looks of the trailer above, Netflix might just be right...
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In the meantime, what do you think? Will White Rabbit Project match up to its illustrious predecessor? Let us know below!