24 September 2016 | Dr_Sagan
This is definitely NOT MacGyver...
I used to watch the original series back in the 80s so it is unavoidable to compare that series with its 2016 reboot.
80s Macgyver was a secret agent with a difference! He was quiet, modest, mild mannered, deeply principled and refused to carry a gun on his missions.
2016's MacGyver is more like a caricature of 007 and Mission Impossible.
The pilot episode starts ridiculously: "Here's my assistant Nikki. She has 156 science awards from MIT and NASA. 50 companies including Google, Apple, SpaceX, Samsung and PepsiCo offered her a gazillion dollars to work for them but she refused, so to work for $200/week in my secret organization. Did I mention she is 25 y.o. and smokin' hot? Oh, Yes she is! and I bone her over some fake computers we have in this series as props!".
"And here is my other friend Johnny Rambo. He saved my life in Algeria, Angola, Liberia, Djibouti, Burundi, Malaysia, Bangladesh but please...please DO NOT talk to him about that time in Cairo."
"And this other smoking hot woman, tall and exotic and super-duper top secret spy, that you never heard of, is my ...boss".
"And who am I, you ask? Well, most certainly I'M NOT Angus Macgyver."
Honestly, I can't believe the writers. Are they idiots? Have they ever saw the original series?
And what about the Cast. I'm thinking of the charismatic Richard Dean Anderson with nostalgia right now.
Overall: A totally generic sub-par TV series for its own shake, but a total disgrace for baring the name of one of the most iconic heroes on TV.