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Adam Ruins Everything

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Adam Ruins Everything
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He does what the title says......and it's awesome!
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 30 minutes
Country: Unites States
Release Date: September 29, 2015 – October 1, 2019
Network(s): truTV
Created by: Adam Conover
Starring: Adam Conover
Seasons: 3
Episodes: 65

Adam Ruins Everything is an American comedy/educational T.V show that debunks misconceptions that have been accepted in modern society. The show was created by Adam Conover and is developed by CollegeHumor.

Why It Ruins Nothing

  1. In most of the episodes, Adam uses good, reliable sources to back his claim up, debunking many myths, and exposing the truth about various things.
    • Adam exposes the truth about Christopher Columbus, as Columbus wasn’t a hero at all, he was a villain and a murderous moron, and Adam pulls up on how the earth being round was a common knowledge at the time, and Columbus didn’t believe that the earth was round, as Columbus believed it was shaped like a pear. Of course, this actually makes sense and is considered true because Christopher Columbus was actually a cruel, nihilistic psychopath who was a racist ethnic cleansing that really hated indigenous people (who he referred to them as "Indians", even though that sounds like discrimination).
    • Adam also explained how AirBnb has been covering up many incidents.
    • Adam even points out how Panama wasn’t an independent nation when the Panama Canal was being built.
    • Adam even makes a good point on how walls don’t stop illegal immigrants from coming into a nation, as building a wall could cause an increase in illegal immigration.
  2. The characters in the show aren't bad. Sometimes, Adam will bring in special guests such as professors, researchers, and other credible figures to talk about subjects, further proving how he uses reliable and trustworthy sources to explain his points.
  3. The comedy part of the show is really good.
  4. The animation scenes are very clever looking.
  5. While this is supposedly an informative show that is supposed to inform about common misconceptions, the show is also aware that isn't perfect, and thus has proven to take criticism very well. The best example of this was with critique on the episode, Adam Ruins Going Green, where Adam Conover did address the confusion with how his facts were phrased, claiming that "if that many people misread [they're] argument, [they] should have done a better job explaining it."
  6. With that in mind, the episode, Emily Ruins Adam is not only really funny, but also a good way to serve as a "corrections" episode about previous episode mistakes.

Ruining Qualities

  1. In the episode Adam Ruins Video Games, while remaining mostly truthful, he uses biased sources like Polygon, and most of what he said in the episode is to jab at GamerGate.
  2. As mentioned in WIR #5, some facts in the show can be inaccurate. The most notable example is in the episode Adam Ruins Science, where according to German chemist and edutainer Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim, a portion about laboratory mice was inaccurate due to scientists being well aware of the limitations of mice as models for human organisms and the mice having a great cost-benefit ratio due to clinical trials being orders of magnitudes more expensive.