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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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Mac and Riley continue their infiltration of Codex, and Gwen is torn in her loyalties. Russ and Desi both suspect Mac.


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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 79 episodes, 2016-2020
Tristin Mays ...  Riley Davis 79 episodes, 2016-2020
Justin Hires ...  Wilt Bozer 79 episodes, 2016-2020
Meredith Eaton ...  Matty Webber / ... 67 episodes, 2017-2020
George Eads ...  Jack Dalton 58 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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In season 2, all of the episodes, (except the 1st episode) are named after two items that Mac combines in the episode. For example, Mac used a roulette wheel and wire to shrink the titanium vault door. Another is he uses a muscle car and paper clips to restart the heart of the target of the group Riley is infiltrating. 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 WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Revivals No One Asked For (2018) See more »

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Mucked-Gyver
24 September 2016 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

When I was a teenager, the original "MacGyver" was one of my favorite TV series. So you may think that when I first heard they were rebooting the series I was pumped. Actually, my first thought was, "Uh... I'm not sure about this." That's because I have found reboots and remakes overwhelmingly are greatly inferior to the originals. But when I found that key people from the original series (like series creator Lee David Zlotoff and executive producer Henry Winkler) were returning, a little hope sprung in me.

Well, I watched the pilot episode. I admit it wasn't without merit; the action and stuntwork was fairly well done. But for the most part, I was very disappointed with what I watched. I could make a list of a number of things of what I didn't like about what I saw, but I'll stick with the two biggest beefs I had:

(1) In the original series, MacGyver was a very likable guy. He was smart, but he always remained humble with his abilities to make gizmos and get out of tight situations. However, in this remake, MacGyver is a real turn-off for the most part. His annoying narration and his brash attitude in almost every situation makes him an irritating braggart. There is precious little warmth and humanity in this guy. I don't really blame the actor playing this new MacGyver for this - he is playing MacGyver as dictated by the script and the direction, and when he's given a quieter moment he does come off in an okay fashion. But as I said, the direction and writing for the most part do him no favors.

(2) In the original series, when MacGyver got to work making a homemade gizmo or thinking out of a bad situation, the show took the time for him to go step by step with this. This technique built some compelling mystery, making viewers think while this was going on, "What is MacGyver pulling off?" Then when MacGyver pulled it off, it was a satisfying payoff. In this reboot, however, MacGyver pulls off his gizmos and escapes from bad situations in just a few seconds! No suspense, no mystery, no interest.

Look, I understand that a good reboot (if there is such a thing) will put its own spin on things. But at the same time, you should not destroy the core of the concept that made the original popular in the first place. This is the main flaw of this reboot.

It's possible that things will improve in the next few episodes. More than one TV show has improved over time. So I will watch the next few episodes. Though I'm not getting my hopes up too much.


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23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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