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Young Angus "Mac" MacGyver creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government, relying on his unconventional problem-solving skills to save lives.
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 Angus MacGyver (21 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Jack Dalton (21 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Riley Davis (21 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Wilt Bozer (21 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Patricia Thornton (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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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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When Director Thorton is introduced, MacGyver calls her Mrs. Elcar. This must be an homage to the original director, the late actor Dana Elcar. Dana Elcar portrayed Pete Thornton in the original series. Dana Elcar's stand-in on MacGyver (1985) was Don S. Davis, who went on to also co-star with original MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson on Stargate SG-1 (1997). See more »

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

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Worst Reboot in History
27 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Sorry, but I can't get how ANYONE can say they like this show. I'm not expecting Richard Dean Anderson or anything, but the only thing the show is about is the 'cliche's of MacGyver, not the actual story, Opening Gambit or challenge of the week. Yes, the original MacGyver has voice overs, short voice overs explaining either why he was doing something or where he was to set the stage. It seems over half of the episode is voice over though.

Also the updating it of him being a 'ladies' man so destroys the whole personality of him. He was a ladies man in the original and has girls falling over him not because he was smoking hot and buff (as he is in this) but rather because he was a genuinely good guy. He was an intelligent, modest individual that felt anything could be overcome if one just put some thought into it, and dealt with people with genuine fore thought instead of acting like a bull in a chine closet (see the original's 'Trumbo's World' episode for a perfect example). This MacGyver is a loud mouthed 'bro' vs a soft spoken man with charisma who approaches things with an open mind.

But basically they took all the ancillary parts of the original series and made the new series all about those while throwing out everything that made the original so charming. Instead of it being about story development and slowly learning more and more about the main character it is in your face constant bludgeoning over the head of how smart he is and how he is the most awesome dude ever. Neither of which are MacGyver traits.

All in all don't waste your time. The acting is horrible, the writing is horrible, and the show runners have no idea what made MacGyver episodes so great. You'll just wish you had that part of your life back.


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