Adam Ruins Everything Reviews & Ratings

Tuesdays, 10:00 PM ET on truTV

30 minutes

In Adam Ruins Everything, host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. A blend of entertainment and enlightenment, Adam Ruins Everything is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it... whether you like it or not.
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Oct 15, 2015 7:01AM EDT
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i really like this program, its informative without being boring and actually fun to watch.
it makes you look at yourself as a consumer and the world around you and teaches you why things are the way they are and what we can do to make things better!

i really like this program, its informative without being boring and actually fun to watch.
it makes you look at yourself as a consumer and the world around you and teaches you why things are the way they are and what we can do to make things better!

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Sep 25, 2016 11:32AM EDT
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I dislike this show, but I think that's kind of the point. If Adam isn't ruining something he's not doing his job as described by the title.

I dislike this show, but I think that's kind of the point. If Adam isn't ruining something he's not doing his job as described by the title.

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by Ivsteal
Jan 13, 2016 5:32AM EST
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This show is like finding out Santa isn't real and still getting all the cool toys~

This show is like finding out Santa isn't real and still getting all the cool toys~

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Nov 26, 2015 7:40AM EST
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It's a cynical look at the world around us. A similar show to Penn & Teller's Bullshit! but with less magic and more "over-exaggerated theater. It's interesting informative, and backed up by facts that you can look up yourself. I love everything about this show.

It's a cynical look at the world around us. A similar show to Penn & Teller's Bullshit! but with less magic and more "over-exaggerated theater. It's interesting informative, and backed up by facts that you can look up yourself. I love everything about this show.

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by iLex22
Dec 18, 2018 9:02PM EST
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I also do not like this show... then again, I know how to read! I think the show is well-intentioned and in small doses, Adam can be entertaining, but this show has the same straw man argument problems that plagued Penn and Teller's often wonderful Bullshit series. He only "cites" research that supports his views. One article in Scientific American does not an ironclad argument make. If you don't believe me, talk to a real scientist, literally ANY scientist you can find and s/he will tell you the same.

The show has some genuinely funny and informative moments, but does he actually prove anything, much less ruin everything? Uh, sometimes yes, sometimes, no. Feeling clever feels good, and we all want to feel like we are smart enough to discover any con job out there but he doesn't really do that. After 15 mins of his show, instead of feeling like you could out-con P.T.Barnum, you end up feeling like you're stuck in a window seat next to a self-proclaimed know-it-all who will not shut up -and it's a 3-hour flight.

This gets old VERY quickly and along with his conviction that he is the smartest man alive, everything becomes well, grating to watch.
While other people will probably disagree with me on this, personally, I find Adam's personality to be...unpleasant. Hence the title name, which I don't think was created by accident. None of this makes him a bad guy by any means but it does make for some tv viewing that is weirdly uncomfortable.

As much as I have learned from the show and I have; it's his arrogance, his ( for me) frankly annoying personality, and his biases that kill any enjoyment I may have gotten out of learning something new. So, yes, Adam- you did ruin something, several hours of my time. :)

I also do not like this show... then again, I know how to read! I think the show is well-intentioned and in small doses, Adam can be entertaining, but this show has the same straw man argument problems that plagued Penn and Teller's often wonderful Bullshit series. He only "cites" research that supports his views. One article in Scientific American does not an ironclad argument make. If you don't believe me, talk to a real scientist, literally ANY scientist you can find and s/he will tell you the same.

The show has some genuinely funny and informative moments, but does he actually prove anything, much less ruin everything? Uh, sometimes yes, sometimes, no. Feeling clever feels good, and we all want to feel like we are smart enough to discover any con job out there but he doesn't really do that. After 15 mins of his show, instead of feeling like you could out-con P.T.Barnum, you end up feeling like you're stuck in a window seat next to a self-proclaimed know-it-all who will not shut up -and it's a 3-hour flight.

This gets old VERY quickly and along with his conviction that he is the smartest man alive, everything becomes well, grating to watch.
While other people will probably disagree with me on this, personally, I find Adam's personality to be...unpleasant. Hence the title name, which I don't think was created by accident. None of this makes him a bad guy by any means but it does make for some tv viewing that is weirdly uncomfortable.

As much as I have learned from the show and I have; it's his arrogance, his ( for me) frankly annoying personality, and his biases that kill any enjoyment I may have gotten out of learning something new. So, yes, Adam- you did ruin something, several hours of my time. :)

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Oct 3, 2015 5:54PM EDT
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So far, so funny & informative. Also the quick cuts and nice animations keep it interesting and make sure facts don't equal boring.

So far, so funny & informative. Also the quick cuts and nice animations keep it interesting and make sure facts don't equal boring.

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Jul 31, 2019 5:00PM EDT
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This show rises on the charm of its host, Adam who always manages to just find the right balance of snarky-friendly-informative without doing too much of any one of those. Along with his merry band of actors the show is always fun to watch and learn from. Sure he might beat the hell out of things we've been taught for years, but he does so in away that is never offensive, insulting or heavy handed...but it is always informative, entertaining and often hilarious.

This show rises on the charm of its host, Adam who always manages to just find the right balance of snarky-friendly-informative without doing too much of any one of those. Along with his merry band of actors the show is always fun to watch and learn from. Sure he might beat the hell out of things we've been taught for years, but he does so in away that is never offensive, insulting or heavy handed...but it is always informative, entertaining and often hilarious.

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Dec 11, 2018 9:08AM EST
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This show is fantastic and educational at the same time. It pretty much teaches us the stuff that we believe to be true, from so called 'research and science' or 'wildly held beliefs and myths' to be untrue. Instead providing viewers with facts and exposing where common untruths come from in a compelling manner.

This show is fantastic and educational at the same time. It pretty much teaches us the stuff that we believe to be true, from so called 'research and science' or 'wildly held beliefs and myths' to be untrue. Instead providing viewers with facts and exposing where common untruths come from in a compelling manner.

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Jun 26, 2018 7:06PM EDT
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Great show if you want to know just enough about things to piss off your co workers. 5 strar

Great show if you want to know just enough about things to piss off your co workers. 5 strar

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May 14, 2018 6:49AM EDT
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Some episodes are coherent, funny and informative glances at important segments of the modern consumer world, others are stitched together like a bad listicle and beat dead horses with their supposed reveals. A great concept, but can be pretty hit-and-miss.

Some episodes are coherent, funny and informative glances at important segments of the modern consumer world, others are stitched together like a bad listicle and beat dead horses with their supposed reveals. A great concept, but can be pretty hit-and-miss.