MacGyver (1985–1992)

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The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

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 MacGyver / ... (139 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Pete Thornton / ... (126 episodes, 1985-1992)
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Angus Macgyver is a secret agent with a difference. He is quiet, mild mannered, deeply principled and refuses to carry a gun on his missions. Fortunately, the last detail is unimportant when compared to his astounding mind. Drawing on a vast practical knowledge of science, Macgyver is able to make use of any mundane materials around him to create unorthodox solutions to any problem he faces. The enemies of world peace and justice continually learn that underestimating this man is a fatal mistake for their plans. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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MacGyver's first name is Angus. His son, in the penultimate episode, revealed that his middle name was also Angus. See more »

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Pete: Yeah, sure. You come up with the brains and I provide the paychecks.
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They don't make 'em like this anymore
19 January 2000 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

This was the last good "adventure" series on the air, with the exception of the very short-lived Brisco County Jr. I was a teenager/young adult when this show was on, and I loved tuning in each week to watch MacGyver create his "MacGyverisms" or do battle with the ultimately evil Murdock. The first three seasons were the best, but the later episodes are still worth watching despite their preachiness. Certainly they were better written and acted than almost anything on TV today (X-Files being the exception). Even though MacGyver was a bit hypocritical at times (he abhorred guns but had no compunctions about blowing things up or knocking people out) and his tricks were not always scientifically feasible, we can forgive him because everything else about the show was so great.

Long live MacGyver, Pete, and the Phoenix Foundation, and thanks to TV Land for keeping this show on in syndication.


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