Men in White

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  1. Maryke Stansfield

    6 September, 2006 at 6:49 am

    I could not agree more about Jem dissing himself…. but then I could be biased, I am Jem’s Mum!

  2. i think this series is shite. it is supposed to explain the science behind things and i didnt get anything and im a physicist! a waste of time. that blond dude was awful – he cannot do the job. well done to rutherford – he stands out from the rest. by the way, that basil guy… check this out, quite embarassing

  3. Fantastic show, loved it. Watched it in the bath. Didn’t understand all of it but it made me laugh.
    Smally xxx

  4. What is ‘B’ talking about? I’ve watched this programme since the beginning, and have totally enjoyed it (hence the reason I found this site…)I’m a teacher, and have used extracts from the program to explain scientific concepts, and will continue to do so. I agree that Rutherford has been given more opportunity to explain his branch of science than the others – maybe because you can’t make genetics fun?! Meanwhile, thanks to Jonathan’s post – and to the programme, I’m going to be glued to watching Jem for the next few weeks. He does all the work on that programme, and as far as I’m concerned: he rocks!

  5. all im going to say is the show is great and i think basil is the best! he’s sooooo hot!

  6. yeah, you’re right!! MIW does rock, and i’m the best, kiss my face!! ooh, check out Science Investigators (chapters 1 & 4).

  7. ‘Men in White’ are great and rock even outside the UK! I personally find the shows like MIW and Scrapheap Challenge really exciting ‘cause I like watching men building things by hand. Although I not always understand the principles behind all these constructions I just enjoy the view of what makes a man the real one! But all this also makes me think that there is no place for women. Most of such shows are about men and for men. Why wouldn’t somebody make the show where the girls would invent something with their own hands – something far from cooking, gardening or make-up, but still for their own needs, any girlish contraptions… Or another idea is to make the ‘boys vs. girls’ show where the guys’ team would compete with the girls’ team again in building contraptions. I know that among girls there may not be so many engineers or talented inventors. I just think it’s an interesting idea to put the girls together and make them build something by hand, perhaps under the guidance of a man. That could look sexy and be lots of fun!

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