Has anyone checked out the new reboot of MacGyver? It just started around a month ago on CBS. To be honest, I don’t usually try out new things. I only just recently saw Captain America: Winter Soldier, just as one example… which by the way was all right but not very Marvel-ish. But that’s aside. MacGyver was on for a few minutes so we decided to check it out, and we ended up recording it.
It really isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. You kind of come to expect a certain level of blanked out mouths and foul language, but they don’t do a lot of swearing in the show. You also come to expect phony acting, but the characters (most of them) are pretty believable, even given the bizarre circumstances of the story.
Basically, in case you’re as out-dated as me, MacGyver is able to make just about anything out of random items he finds laying around. I highly doubt most of them would work, buuut, that is the magic of fiction. Doesn’t matter if it would work, it’s that it just did work. It makes for good TV, but I have to wonder why they don’t have a ‘Do not try at home’ disclaimer at the bottom.
I never saw the original series, but I’m told there’s a lot more action in this version, which is nice. All in all it’s a pretty good show (though a little intense at times, as a head’s-up), and I’d recommend it to anyone into spy/agent-type series.