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08.18.2016

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I really hope "Improvise!" doesn't become the catchphrase for CBS' new iteration of MACGYVER hitting their network airwaves this fall, as it stood out to be as one of the more formulaic elements of the first look we've gotten off the reboot in action. And that's never good, although one can never tell what the general public will eat up for the primetime evenings in front of the tube. 

The second thing that also really stood out to me was how young the casting of the new MacGyver is with X-MEN: FIRST CLASS' Lucas Till in the role. Till is only 26 in real life, but looks like a baby here - a much different approach than we got all those years ago with Richard Dean Anderson. Now that's not to say this is the wrong take, but I thought one of the attributes of MacGyver was that his vast experience helped him pull together some of those crazy contraptions to help save the time time and time again. How does this young kid know what will work and won't work? I get this is a younger version of the character, but meet me halfway with the suspension of disbelief, will you?

MACGYVER, a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus "Mac" MacGyver, who creates 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 and Patricia Thornton, 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.

 

Source: CBS

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10:36PM on 08/21/2016
"I'm going all Michael Bay on this thing..." and that's where it lost me.
"I'm going all Michael Bay on this thing..." and that's where it lost me.
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9:53AM on 08/19/2016

Wow

That looks terrible.
That looks terrible.
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8:43AM on 08/19/2016

NOT MacGYVER

This is SO FAR from the series, and even more from the series' spirit (He doesn't fight unless he has no choice and is NOT some kind of SEAL-like trained one-man army. He HATES guns...).
Half a season and gone, I agree with Sparagen !
This is SO FAR from the series, and even more from the series' spirit (He doesn't fight unless he has no choice and is NOT some kind of SEAL-like trained one-man army. He HATES guns...).
Half a season and gone, I agree with Sparagen !
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1:54AM on 08/19/2016
"How does this young kid know what will work and won't work?"

Easy. Whenever he's in a jam he whips out his trusty smartphone/tablet and Googles, Wiki-Hows it, or visits Yahoo! Answers. Yup, 21st century Mac right there.

Ok fine, what happens when the baddies grab those things away from him? He still has his Apple Smartwatch which (with a bit of [link] the baddies would never suspect and simply asks Siri. Off course, this is possible if he has a signal but thats never stopped other movie
"How does this young kid know what will work and won't work?"

Easy. Whenever he's in a jam he whips out his trusty smartphone/tablet and Googles, Wiki-Hows it, or visits Yahoo! Answers. Yup, 21st century Mac right there.

Ok fine, what happens when the baddies grab those things away from him? He still has his Apple Smartwatch which (with a bit of [link] the baddies would never suspect and simply asks Siri. Off course, this is possible if he has a signal but thats never stopped other movie or series character finding reception from anywhere. Now that will take a ton of [link]
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9:31PM on 08/18/2016
It might be silly fun that lasts one season.
It might be silly fun that lasts one season.
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6:42PM on 08/18/2016
I'm hoping its good, I liked him from X-Men, I don't think his age is that big of a problem.
I'm hoping its good, I liked him from X-Men, I don't think his age is that big of a problem.
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6:20PM on 08/18/2016

Cancelled before Winter Break

No joke, this pile of shit will be cancelled and not return after it's winter break. They already had to reshoot entire episodes because they didn't gel with any of the test audiences. These people are the characters in name only. Jack Dalton was an asshole and was introduced around the time when the show jumped the shark. He was comedic relief that was forced and people hated him. Pete Thorton (Patricia) was the head of the organization, not some sidekick hacker. The fact that they have a
No joke, this pile of shit will be cancelled and not return after it's winter break. They already had to reshoot entire episodes because they didn't gel with any of the test audiences. These people are the characters in name only. Jack Dalton was an asshole and was introduced around the time when the show jumped the shark. He was comedic relief that was forced and people hated him. Pete Thorton (Patricia) was the head of the organization, not some sidekick hacker. The fact that they have a "hacker" means they already lost all originality and it will be stupid shit like two people typing on one keyboard. MacGuyver wasn't this commando, perfectly trained martial artist. He used his brains to get out of every situation and usually lost in fist fights, struggling each time.

This should have been like Son of MacGuyver or something, then all this shit would make it a little easier to take seriously. But nobody thinks this looks good, it just looks like generic CBS trash.
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7:02PM on 08/18/2016
Mecha, is this you?
Mecha, is this you?
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