Owner's Manual (TV series)

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Owner's Manual
Owner's Manual series logo.jpg
GenreReality
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Alex Piper
  • Jerry McNutt
  • Jonathan Koch
  • Steve Michaels
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Asylum Entertainment
Release
Original networkAMC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseAugust 15 (2013-08-15) –
September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26)
External links
Website

Owner's Manual is an American reality television series that airs on AMC and premiered on August 15, 2013.[1] Announced in November 2012, the series' first season consists of eight, half-hour episodes.[2] Owner's Manual tests whether it is best to read the included owner’s manual or not by representing each side of the divide in a weekly challenge. Ed Sanders and Marcus Hunt attempt to operate machinery and technology each week with one man working strictly from the manual and the other using his instincts.[3]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Stunt Plane"August 15, 2013 (2013-08-15)1010.32[4]
Marcus and Ed are challenged to master aerobatic maneuvers in stunt planes.
2"Locomotive"August 15, 2013 (2013-08-15)1020.24[4]
The men are asked to attach rail cars to a locomotive in hopes to sustain a ride without losing the cargo.
3"Off Roading"August 22, 2013 (2013-08-22)1030.21[5]
Racing high-performance vehicles through Nevada.
4"Brewery"August 29, 2013 (2013-08-29)1040.24[6]
Brewing beer in Hawaii.
5"Yarder"September 5, 2013 (2013-09-05)1050.15[7]
Logging and hauling massive logs in Oregon.
6"Tall Ships"September 12, 2013 (2013-09-12)1060.26[8]
Sailing off the Californian coast.
7"Carnival"September 19, 2013 (2013-09-19)107N/A
Building at a carnival.
8"Rock Quarry"September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26)108N/A
Blasting quarry rock on a mountainside.

Reception[edit]

Robert Lloyd of The Los Angeles Times says the show is guided by charm and pretense.[9] Melissa Camacho of Common Sense Media gave the show 3 out of 5 stars saying that while the show is not the most sophisticated of shows, watching how the two handle things is interesting.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 15, 2013). "AMC Upfront: 'Breaking Bad' Talk Show, 'Talking Dead' Renewal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ Willmore, Alison (November 28, 2012). "Another New Unscripted Series for AMC: The Network Greenlights 'Owner's Manual'". Indie Wire. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 28, 2012). "AMC Greenlights New Unscripted Series 'Owners Manual'". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b Yanan, Travis (August 16, 2013). "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," NFL Preseason Top Charts". The Futon Critic.
  5. ^ Yanan, Travis (August 23, 2013). "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," NFL Preseason Win Originals Race". The Futon Critic.
  6. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 2, 2013). "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Pawn Stars," College Football Top Charts". The Futon Critic.
  7. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 6, 2013). "Thursday's Cable Ratings: Penultimate "Burn Notice" Puts USA in Front". The Futon Critic.
  8. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 12, 2013). "Thursday's Cable Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Returns on Top for NFL Network". The Futon Critic.
  9. ^ "Review: AMC reality show 'Owner's Manual' guided by charm, pretense". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  10. ^ "Owner's Manual". Common Sense Media. Retrieved August 15, 2013.

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