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MacGyver 

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Young Angus "Mac" MacGyver works for a clandestine organization within the U.S. government, relying on his unconventional problem-solving skills to save lives.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Lucas Till ...  Angus MacGyver / ... 81 episodes, 2016-2020
Tristin Mays ...  Riley Davis 80 episodes, 2016-2020
Justin Hires ...  Wilt Bozer 80 episodes, 2016-2020
Meredith Eaton ...  Matty Webber / ... 68 episodes, 2017-2020
George Eads ...  Jack Dalton / ... 59 episodes, 2016-2019
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A reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus "Mac" MacGyver, who creates the Department of External Services (DXS), a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem-solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton; Patricia Thornton, an ex-field agent turned director of operations; and Riley Davis, an unpredictable computer hacker with a chip on her shoulder. At home, MacGyver is entertained by his ambitious roommate, Wilt Bozer. Under the aegis of the Department of External Services, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip. Written by CBS

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No man has done more with less.


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At the Wales Comic Con in 2019, MacGyver (1985) star Richard Dean Anderson was asked if he had seen MacGyver (2016). He said, "I have, and I'm not real crazy about it, I'll be honest. They approached me early on. They'd done a testing for the show and found it wasn't as attractive as they wanted it to be, so they called and asked if I wanted anything to do with it, and I said no. It's a business, but ... I don't think they've been fair or true to the series. They're shooting up everybody and there's so much going on that you don't see the thought-process that we prided ourselves on. You know, MacGyver sees the problem, he sees solutions to the problem, you see him gathering the solution, and then solving the problem. In this new one, it's boom-boom-boom, and it happens so fast." See more »

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"Sponsored in part by Victorinox" Victorinox manufacture the Swiss Army Knife. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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It's not that bad!
9 May 2018 | by csgollumSee all my reviews

Most of the reviews here compare this version (inevitably) to the one starring Richard Dean Anderson. Now I've seen only a few episodes of the original and, although there are a few differences, the character itself hasn't changed much. It's like Smallville rather than Superman, a much younger version of the same character.

RDA's MacGyver was quiet and modest and mild-manner, but so is this one. He is as staunchly loyal to his friends as RDA's version. Granted, he frequently breaks the fourth wall, but that only makes the show more believable (at least, to me). Most of the actual 'macgyverings' too are almost equally surprising and awesome. This version does use more chemicals, but then there are more chemicals around us nowadays.

So, for all those comparing this version with the old, just relax and give in to the fun! This is entertainment, after all. My rating: 7 stars.


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23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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MacGyver See more »

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Marietta, Georgia, USA See more »

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