Condensed Mythbusters

I really get a kick out of the show "Mythbusters" on the Discovery channel. Problem solving, science, not infrequent explosions and urban ledgends.... what more could a tech geek ask for. Of course, it seems to do a great job of reaching a fairly broad audience which is great as well. Reminds me a lot of Mr. Wizard's World where just about everyone was entertained by science and everyone got a little smarter because of it. One major gripe that I have about the show though is it quickly starts to feel like one of those "Top 10 Worst Car Crashes Caught On Tape" shows with its editing. I don't mind a general introduction at the start of the show that lets you know what's coming up, but before each commercial break they tease the entire rest of the show. By the time you get to the last myth they are examining, it feels like you have heard a "Coming up later" voice over about it a half dozen times. And then they recap all the stuff you have seen leading up to it. Some of which you just saw 30 seconds ago. It's huge overkill. I'm sure that this is largely done so that they can make sure that each show is an hour, but sadly almost enough enough to turn me off from the show. While I'm over-exaggerating a little, it would be interesting to see someone slice up the show in time blocks and figure out how much is 1) commercials, 2) teasing later content, 3) reviewing previous content and 4) actual mythbusting content. My guess is that it varies from show to show and is largely dependent on the complexity of the setup for the respective myths, but I'd put the over/under at about 21 min of actual content in a broadcast hour of the show.