I still say Myth Busters is about science the way American Chopper is about building motorcycles. It's not as heavy-handed on the drama, I grant you. But the relationship between the brothers is a key factor. And the second unit does little science explanation and more "social activity." They blow things up, but their explanation of the science of what they just did is often non-existent. But that's not why I'm reluctant to watch that show. What I hate about it is the way they drag things out through interminable commercial breaks. I get impatient, and I stop watching.
ps Remember the show when they strapped a fart machine to her butt? How many minutes did they spend "sniffing" around her ass? I rest my case!