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Last updated September 21, 2023

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River Monsters

2009 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Jeremy Wade hosts this series that takes viewers around the world to visit rivers and lakes where deadly creatures lurk. Wade uncovers the truth about these mysterious monsters, including Goliath tigerfish, snakeheads and man-eating catfish.
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Mythbusters: Collection 8

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

The quest to separate fact from fiction continues in this long-running Discovery Channel hit. Each episode finds hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman conducting fun, technically accurate experiments that prove -- or shatter -- popular beliefs.
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Mythbusters: Collection 6

2009 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

In this sixth set of episodes culled from the popular Discovery Channel series, special-effects wizards Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman bust myths -- and shatter preconceived notions about urban legends and scientific processes. But, of course, they can't go it alone. Helping them test out their hypotheses in a variety of explosive situations are builder Tory Belleci, artist Kari Byron and robotics whiz Grant Imahara.
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Destination Truth: Season 4

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Host Josh Gates returns for a fourth season of this SyFy Channel reality show, which finds the explorer and his crack team of researchers scouring the Earth to document real-life cryptids -- creatures often thought to exist only in legend and fable. This season, Gates and his crew descend on Tanzania, Guam, Madagascar, Cambodia and other far-flung locales in search of bizarre beasts, spooky spirits and more.
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Destination Truth: Season 3

2009 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Intrepid host Josh Gates leads the way in Season 3 of this reality adventure show, traveling from the kingdom of Bhutan to the Transylvanian forest of Romania to Egypt's Valley of the Kings to investigate stories of the paranormal. Josh and his team even venture into the radioactive ruins of a Ukrainian village near the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in a dangerous ghost-tracking adventure.
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Destination Truth: Season 2

2008 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

In the second season of this engaging reality show, researcher and cryptozoologist Josh Gates travels Earth seeking evidence to prove the existence of various legendary creatures, such as the Yeti in Nepal and giant anacondas in Brazil. After interviewing residents about local legendary beasts, Gates and his crew head into the field to find proof of dinosaurs roaming the swamps of Zambia, tiny elves inhabiting Iceland and more.
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2003 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Fearless hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take viewers on an eye-opening -- and often explosive -- journey as they examine some of the most commonly held beliefs in popular science and culture.
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Destination Truth: Season 1

2007 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Join globe-hopping adventurer Josh Gates as he travels to the world's most exotic destinations, digging for the facts behind various cultures' most persistent supernatural myths, unexplained mysteries and local legends. Whether it's South America's Chupacabra, dragons in Thailand or a New Guinean dinosaur sighting, Gates brings the full weight of scientific knowledge -- and a healthy sense of humor -- to bear on the mystifying situation.
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River Monsters: Season 2

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Join biologist and "extreme angler" Jeremy Wade as he travels to Africa's Congo River to hunt for a deadly Goliath Tigerfish and to Thailand's Mekong River, where he catches a 700-pound venomous stingray.
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Mythbusters: Collection 5

2008 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Science and entertainment collide in this set of mythbusting episodes that investigate the truth behind double-dipping a chip, swimming in syrup, rolling a giant LEGO ball downhill, curving a bullet, making diamonds out of food and much more. Hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, this Discovery channel program separates fact from fiction through the hard work of enthusiastic team members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara.
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Destination Truth

2007 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

This engrossing Syfy series follows host Josh Gates to exotic locations around the world as he investigates supernatural mysteries and other unexplained phenomena, all in an attempt to prove or refute their veracity. His toughest assignments take him to places as far-flung as Zambia, Nepal, Cambodia, Transylvania, New Guinea, Brazil and Madagascar. He'll even travel to the site of the Chernobyl disaster to look into reports of nuclear ghosts.
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River Monsters: Season 1

2009 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

From deadly piranhas to vicious alligator gars, Jeremy Wade tracks down maneating beasts that lurk in murky rivers around the world. The investigations also cover killer catfish, freshwater sharks and other mysterious and lethal creatures.
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Mythbusters: Collection 4

2007 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Can you really rig an ultralight plane out of an engine, bamboo and duct tape, MacGyver-style? Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage test bizarre theories to separate the shams from the tried and true in this 12-episode set from the best of Seasons 5 and 6. The inquisitive duo tries out the Batmobile's 90-degree turn, attempts fantastic ninja feats, and puts other incredible concepts and urban legends to the "MythBusters" test.
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Call of the Wildman

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Dive deep into the backwoods of wild Kentucky with legendary woodsman Ernie aka "Turtleman," as he takes on some of the most outrageous nuisance calls these woods have to offer - including raccoons, skunks, snakes, poisonous spiders and possums.
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MythBusters: Collection 10

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

The gang is back to test outlandish myths from movies, legend and social media, including whether airline poo ("blue ice") really falls from the sky. They'll also see if a magazine in a toaster can blow up a room and devise a wine bottle machine gun.
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River Monsters: Season 3

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Fearless biologist Jeremy Wade investigates more frightening tales of native "river monsters" in the third season of this Animal Planet series, which sheds light on the murky worlds of flesh-eating eels, venomous stingrays and more.
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Call of the Wildman: Season 1

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Inspired by viral videos, this reality series follows Ernie Brown Jr., aka "Turtleman," as he removes pesky critters from Kentucky homes and businesses. A confirmed animal lover, Brown does his best to return his quarry to their natural environs.
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MythBusters: Collection 3

2003 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Myth crushers extraordinaire Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are back with a third collection of installments from the highly successful series in which the pair puts the biggest theories to the ultimate test. Separate the fact from the fiction in 12 episodes that see the fearless duo strap rockets to a 1967 Chevy Impala; fashion a chicken cannon; retrace the steps of Alcatraz escapees; build a heat ray using mirrors and sunlight; and more.
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Mythbusters: Collection 9

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

The special-effects wizards of the Mythbusters crew seek to expose more movie magic as they try to elude security measures with "Mission: Impossible"-style masks, compare film sound effects to real-life noises and outmaneuver whizzing bullets.
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MythBusters: Collection 2

2006 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Is it real or is it ridiculous? Special effects experts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are the Discovery Channel's MythBusters, and they're back to prove -- or disprove -- the urban legends that keep everyone asking, "Can that possibly be true?" What happens to those bullets shot into the air on New Year's Eve? Can a hurricane blow the feathers off a chicken? And can a giant whirlpool really sink a ship?
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MythBusters: Collection 1

2003 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Special-effects guru Jamie Hyneman and his spirited co-host, Adam Savage, test the validity of old wives' tales, urban legends and other far-fetched phenomena in this collection of 12 episodes from their hit cable series, "MythBusters." Segments explore whether a cell phone can ignite gasoline fumes at a filling station, whether people with tongue piercings can attract lightning during an electrical storm and whether yawning is contagious.
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MythBusters: Collection 7

2009 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Adam and Jamie are back with their trusty crew for a seventh volume of healthy skepticism and explosions, putting long-held assumptions and tall tales to the test with their favorite myth-busting tool: the scientific method.
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The Shift: Season 1

2008 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This gritty reality series from Discovery takes you on a ride-along with the men and women of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Division as they work to crack murder cases and get the bad guys off the street. Stripping away the glamour of a prime-time drama, "The Shift" affords a down-and-dirty look at how police work really gets done by ace investigators who dedicate their lives to making the world a little safer.
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Treasure Quest: Season 1

2009 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

In the first season of this reality series, the intrepid Odyssey Marine Exploration crew hunts for the 17th-century ship Merchant Royal, examines several World War II German U-boats, and surveys many other amazing wrecks.
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The Shift: Season 2

2009 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

The second season of this absorbing reality show follows the hardworking homicide detectives of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department as they work to identify and arrest the perpetrators of deadly crimes in their city. Focusing on the selfless teamwork, grueling hours and downright toil necessary to bring criminals to justice, this series reveals the human side of effective police procedural work.
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