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DCnDC
06-04-2012, 10:44 AM
Who do you like better, the "original" Mythbusters Adam and Jamie, or the "Build Team," Kari, Grant, and Tory?

Inner Stickler
06-04-2012, 10:52 AM
Jamie is a douche and I can't stand him and Grant and Tory are better looking than Adam and Jamie.

DCnDC
06-04-2012, 10:55 AM
Personally I prefer the build team, because they have more charisma, and not just because of Kari. It's quite obvious that Adam and Jamie don't really get along so well, and even if they did, Jamie's personality (or lack of) is so boring and dry, and as much fun as Adam may be, it just doesn't make up for Jamie.

The build team OTOH is just so much more... fun. They clearly get along, it seems like they might actually hang out after work, and they have appealing personalities. They all seem like they'd be fun to work and hang out with.

Tanbarkie
06-04-2012, 11:05 AM
I love 'em both, but I tend to like Adam and Jamie's segments better because they focus more on the engineering challenges of their particular myth, whereas the Build Team's segments emphasize wacky hijinks more. Plus I have platonic mancrushes on both Jamie and Adam - unlike friend Inner Stickler, I find Jamie's brusqueness endlessly charming, and Adam's just one of my geek heroes in all respects.

And I personally love the dynamic between them. Adam and Jamie clearly get on each others' nerves, often, but I think there is deep mutual respect between them. IIRC, they've said things along the lines of, "We're not close friends, but there is nobody else each of us would trust more in a crisis," which IMO comes through in their segments together. They bicker a lot, but it seems like a lot of the most creative results they get come out of that bickering.

Azeotrope
06-04-2012, 11:07 AM
Build team, and not just because of my monster crush on Grant ;)

The Adam and Jamie segments are always Adam being manic and Jamie being stodgy no matter what they're working on. At least the other three have a wider range of emotions and reactions, and none of them have personalities that overshadow the others.

Loach
06-04-2012, 11:09 AM
Adam and Jamie for the show. Kari for everything else.

Scumpup
06-04-2012, 11:22 AM
Build Team. They're entertainers as well as technicians. Tory, in particular, has a gift for comedy.
Jamie's gruff, laconic persona bores me. Adam's manic act gets irritating in more than very small doses.

Biggirl
06-04-2012, 11:44 AM
Jamie and Adam do more science. The Build Team do more slapstick. I like them both.

Prelude to Fascination
06-04-2012, 11:44 AM
Adam and Jamie. I used to be a big fan of Kari's, but now she gets on my nerves. She seems to add little to any conversation but "Yeah! That's what I'm talkin' about!"

Grant and Tori are all right, and maybe it's my age (I'm closer in age to Adam and Jamie than the build team) that I feel more in common with them.

And by the way, I'd rather have Jessi (http://www.jessicombs.com/) back in place of Kari.

Robot Arm
06-04-2012, 12:01 PM
I love 'em both, but I tend to like Adam and Jamie's segments better because they focus more on the engineering challenges of their particular myth, whereas the Build Team's segments emphasize wacky hijinks more. Plus I have platonic mancrushes on both Jamie and Adam - unlike friend Inner Stickler, I find Jamie's brusqueness endlessly charming, and Adam's just one of my geek heroes in all respects.Very well said. There are lots and lots of TV shows that are entertaining because of the charisma of the host(s). That's not what I want from Mythbusters. I want to learn how stuff works, how they test a myth, and what things surprised them while they were doing it. That seems to be the way Adam and Jaime approach their segments of the show. I'm sure the Build Team know what they're doing, they just seem less interested in telling me what they're doing, and why.

Now, if Kari wants to come over and feed me grapes while I watch Adam and Jaime on TV, that could work.

running coach
06-04-2012, 12:18 PM
Grant and Tori are all right, and maybe it's my age (I'm closer in age to Adam and Jamie than the build team) that I feel more in common with them.



Adam is 44, only three years older than Grant and Tori. Jamie is 55.

leftfield6
06-04-2012, 12:22 PM
And by the way, I'd rather have Jessi (http://www.jessicombs.com/) back in place of Kari.

Interesting, your link was blocked by my work computer because it's categorized as pornography. Really?

JThunder
06-04-2012, 12:27 PM
And by the way, I'd rather have Jessi (http://www.jessicombs.com/) back in place of Kari.
Ditto.

Biggirl
06-04-2012, 12:29 PM
I hated Jessi. She was so fake in her enthusiasm and tried far too hard. I liked the other girl. The one with all the tattoos. She could come back and she doesn't have to replace anyone.

Azeotrope
06-04-2012, 01:31 PM
I hated Jessi. She was so fake in her enthusiasm and tried far too hard. I liked the other girl. The one with all the tattoos. She could come back and she doesn't have to replace anyone.

Scottie? I miss her every time they do a big metal-fab project, because she's so darn good at it.

Blaster Master
06-04-2012, 01:37 PM
I prefer Adam and Jamie. I do think the build team is a bit more fun, but the reason I watch Mythbusters isn't so much for pure entertainment, but because I like the more rigorous scientific approach and seeing them engineer a cool solution. For the build team, it seems like they do a lot more shooting from the hip and what engineering they do is pretty much just Grant building a robot. I still like seeing their segments, just slightly prefer Adam and Jamie.

Biggirl
06-04-2012, 01:50 PM
Scottie? I miss her every time they do a big metal-fab project, because she's so darn good at it.

Yeah Scottie. There was another girl who I remember as being totally useless and actually crying. Like she didn't know there's no crying in Mythbusters.

hogarth
06-04-2012, 01:53 PM
I vote for "everybody except Adam".

TreacherousCretin
06-04-2012, 01:55 PM
Adam, Jamie, and Kari.

I settled for Adam & Jamie.

Jamicat
06-04-2012, 02:59 PM
Adam and Jamie for the show. Kari for everything else.

;)

Just1Lurk
06-04-2012, 03:04 PM
Adam is 44, only three years older than Grant and Tori. Jamie is 55.

Grant & Tori are in their forties?!?!

BTW - I like 'em all, so I voted "no preference"

Another vote for "I miss Scotte", as well

dzeiger
06-04-2012, 03:21 PM
Yeah Scottie. There was another girl who I remember as being totally useless and actually crying. Like she didn't know there's no crying in Mythbusters.

That may have been the first intern, Christine. As I recall, she had a heated super-Jawbreaker candy explode in her face, which will probably cause just about anyone to shed a few tears.

There was another intern, Jess, used in some slightly later episodes, but I don't recall her shedding any tears.

Rubixcube
06-04-2012, 03:51 PM
I voted Adam and Jamie, I think they play off each other better than the build team and have far more interesting and likeable personalities. While I genuinely find their banter entertaining I find the build team's forced and annoying. I also think they tend to get the better myths. Last night's episode is a perfect example, Adam got wrapped in over a hundred pounds of bubble wrap and dropped 15 feet, while the build team just built another rocket powered contraption that had entirely predictable results. Most of the time I only find one of the episodes myths interesting, and nine times out of ten it's the one with Adam and Jamie.

Biggirl
06-04-2012, 04:12 PM
That may have been the first intern, Christine. As I recall, she had a heated super-Jawbreaker candy explode in her face, which will probably cause just about anyone to shed a few tears.

There was another intern, Jess, used in some slightly later episodes, but I don't recall her shedding any tears.

According to her she wasn't crying because it hurt. She was crying because, well, it was just so emotional!

Beware of Doug
06-04-2012, 04:20 PM
Build Team. They're entertainers as well as technicians. Tory, in particular, has a gift for comedy.
Jamie's gruff, laconic persona bores me. Adam's manic act gets irritating in more than very small doses.BT for me too.

I don't think Jamie is gruff exactly - compare him to the meathead dad on American Chopper - but he is like a high school science teacher too clueless to ever try joking around. He's a drip.

BrotherCadfael
06-04-2012, 04:27 PM
It depends on the myths they are testing. For a while, the build team was getting the better stories; recently, Adam and Jamie seem to be getting good stuff again.

My main complaint is the padding. Every time they break for commercial, they tell you what they are going to do next. When they come back from commercial, they recap everything ad nauseam, leaving practically no time for anything else before the next commercial break.

Hail Ants
06-04-2012, 05:13 PM
I chose Adam & Jamie. They're just the right mix of serious, knowledgeable play-by-play (Jamie) and entertaining color commentary (Adam), although sometimes I wish Adam would tone down his goofiness just a bit.

The build team is ok, Tory is reasonably smart & entertaining and of course Kari is both smart & hot, but Grant I find annoying. He means well, but he is such a dork sometimes. Whenever some big explosion or something goes off he shrieks and yells and jumps around like an overstimulated 12-year-old, it's embarrassing.

running coach
06-04-2012, 05:23 PM
I chose Adam & Jamie. They're just the right mix of serious, knowledgeable play-by-play (Jamie) and entertaining color commentary (Adam), although sometimes I wish Adam would tone down his goofiness just a bit.

The build team is ok, Tory is reasonably smart & entertaining and of course Kari is both smart & hot, but Grant I find annoying. He means well, but he is such a dork sometimes. Whenever some big explosion or something goes off he shrieks and yells and jumps around like an overstimulated 12-year-old, it's embarrassing.

All three of them do that.

El_Kabong
06-04-2012, 05:29 PM
Adam and Jamie. I find their unfiltered eccentricity interesting, and I feel like I learn more watching them work through a problem more than I do the build team. The build team is a little too 'TV' for me.

With that said, the build team doesn't bug me particularly, they just come off a bit callow at times.

aruvqan
06-04-2012, 05:31 PM
Jamie and Adam do more science. The Build Team do more slapstick. I like them both.

I hated Jessi. She was so fake in her enthusiasm and tried far too hard. I liked the other girl. The one with all the tattoos. She could come back and she doesn't have to replace anyone.
Both of these.

I could see having Jessi work with Adam and Jamie. I really love the Sunday Mythbuster marathons. Gives us something to watch other than house and garden, some freak screaming about aliens or the normal drivel on TV.

Little Nemo
06-04-2012, 05:42 PM
Interesting, your link was blocked by my work computer because it's categorized as pornography. Really?It's isn't blocked for me and it isn't porn. It's Jessi Combs' personal website. It's not current - the most recent updates are from 2010.

Evil Captor
06-04-2012, 05:43 PM
I like em all.

Maserschmidt
06-04-2012, 09:37 PM
I like em all.

Likewise. The show doesn't work without Adam and Jamie being different, but fairly technical; but it doesn't work either without getting a break by watching the Scoobies at work.

BigT
06-05-2012, 05:03 AM
I'd prefer to hang out with the build team, but I can't really say I like their part of the show more. For me, the show is all about who gets the best stuff. And that's whoever isn't doing the myth that's freaking obvious or the ones where the draw is only the explosion.

Mtgman
06-05-2012, 05:20 AM
Adam and Jamie, more Jamie than Adam, although not by a lot. The fact that Jamie just seems like one of the coolest bosses on the planet puts him over the top. Not only does he run M5, but he's the one putting bankroll into all this craziness with his shop, his tools, his reputation, etc.

Adam is a great creative guy and frontman, but Jamie is the brains and organization that makes it possible for Adam to get in front of that camera. Adam has his serious side, but I just don't see him being able to do what Jamie does and build something like M5 and keep it running.

One of my favorite Mythbusters moments was when Adam and Jamie were testing Nikola Tesla's [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla%27s_oscillator"\infamous earthquake machine[/url] and weren't getting very far. It was one of Grant's earliest appearances if I remember correctly and it was a gadget of his which allowed the myth to be really tested. This told me Grant has skills beyond what they use him for in the show, which is more of the "boy wonder" style sidekick of the scientists, Jamie and Adam. I really think Grant could hang with the big boys. He's clearly the most skilled engineer in the build team and always gets the jobs of the dangerous stuff like outfitting cars with remote control and he's kind of the expert the others look to.

Enjoy,
Steven

friedo
06-05-2012, 05:25 AM
It turns out that Jamie is capable of humor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZtJ4E1Ks5k&t=6m56s).

He's just not as outgoing and manic as Adam is.

Kamino Neko
06-05-2012, 05:35 AM
No real preference.

I like the Build Team more often, but I like the bosses more intensely.

That is to say, the Build Team...any of their segments will entertain me quite nicely, but Adam and Jamie might bore me (especially when they're doing a revisit...they seem to be able to display enthusiasm for a given myth exactly once). And their banter seems a lot more natural and unscripted. (Adam's lines sound particularly scripted, and Jamie comes across as reading from a script a lot more often. The Build Team rarely have either of those feelings, and when they sound scripted...that's often part of the joke.)

But when Adam and Jamie manage to hit on something really interesting, and are able to muster genuine enthusiasm - when they cut a car in half with thermite, or start competing with each other, for instance - they get a lot more interesting than even the Build Team.

Icerigger
06-05-2012, 07:05 AM
For the past few years it's really two different shows, Adam and Jamie don't have a lot of contact with the others.

running coach
06-05-2012, 07:12 AM
nm

GuanoLad
06-05-2012, 07:44 AM
There are strengths and weaknesses with both teams, but the other week was an episode of mini-myths that was 100% Build Team, and it was really good, I wanted it to be three hours long, so for that reason I vote the M7 Build Team.

Having said that, outside of the show Adam is an excellent speaker (http://www.ted.com/speakers/adam_savage.html), and his and Jamie's non-Mythbusters website (http://www.tested.com) will have him regularly having a chat (http://www.tested.com/videos/44531-this-is-only-a-test-123-_-adam-savage-edition-_-5272012/) about current techy toy nerdy-type events.

Joey P
06-05-2012, 08:03 AM
For the past few years it's really two different shows, Adam and Jamie don't have a lot of contact with the others.

I noticed that as well. You'd think once it a while someone would say "Holy crap that was amazing, I'm going to show Adam" or "I really can't figure this out, I'm gonna ask Jamie if he has any ideas" I have to wonder if it happens off camera at all. In fact, I'm kinda surprised you don't even seem them wandering behind each other in the others scenes. I want to say a few years ago they bought the warehouse space next to M5 when the previous tenants left and Adam/Jamie are sent the build team over there so they probably aren't really climbing over each other all that much anymore.
It also wouldn't surprise if, just due to only having so many cameras, they filmed on opposite days/weeks so when the build team is there Adam and Jamie aren't even in the building and vice versa.

GuanoLad
06-05-2012, 08:14 AM
In fact, I'm kinda surprised you don't even seem them wandering behind each other in the others scenes.M7 is about a block and a half away from M5. Though you're right, M5 did expand into the neighbouring building, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was mostly to house the TV crew's needs.

Acsenray
06-05-2012, 08:41 AM
I like them all.

I remember when Scottie started eating the toast during the butter-side-down project.

Prelude to Fascination
06-05-2012, 09:51 AM
Adam is 44, only three years older than Grant and Tori. Jamie is 55.

Well I'm 50, so I'm right in the middle, agewise, of Adam and Jamie. And my demeanor's closer to Jamie than even Adam. I'm certainly not the giddy squeally type that the build team are.

Interesting, your link was blocked by my work computer because it's categorized as pornography. Really?
There's something with your work firewall, because there's nothing pornographic or even risque on that site. I just checked through the gallery, and she doesn't even pose in a bikini or even shorts. Long jeans and T-shirts.

Azeotrope
06-05-2012, 10:17 AM
It turns out that Jamie is capable of humor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZtJ4E1Ks5k&t=6m56s).

He's just not as outgoing and manic as Adam is.

One of my favorite scenes was a Jamie humor moment. At the end of "Beat the Breathalyser" when Adam (drunk as a skunk) rambled off his whole end-of-episode speech, Jamie just sat and looked at him and went "hic." Adam just about hit the floor and so did I :D

Inner Stickler
06-05-2012, 10:28 AM
Jamie and Adam do more science. Perhaps, but in my decidedly non-technical opinion, not by much. I certainly have never seen an episode where the editing made it look like they ever did a statistically significant number of trials and many times I have serious issues with their methodology, c.f. the one where they tested whether swearing helps deal with pain.

Yorikke
06-05-2012, 10:44 AM
I put aside my lust for Kari, and went with "no preference." It really depends on what they're working on. If it's an interesting project, either team is capable and entertaining.

Joe